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Native Garden Grant

Native Garden GrantThere are 4 species of blueberries growing around the Native Garden. The garden was designed around the existing berry plants.


The Ashantilly Press Project

Ashantilly Press Winter Residency Begins February 6!


Dr. Gardner 1


Join us in welcoming Dr. Laura Gardner to the Ashantilly Press! 

 Dr. Gardner is Professor of Fine Arts and Program Coordinator of Art Education at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She earned her PhD in interdisciplinary studies and reflective practice in art education from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Her MS is from Bank Street College of Education/Parsons School of Design in New York. 

    She is a letterpress printer and book artist and has worked as an illustrator and specialty painter in New York and the Carolinas. 

   Gardner continues her study and practice of letterpress printing and book arts at Goodfriends Press in Charlotte, Penland, and BookWorks Asheville. She exhibits her work regionally.

   A reception will be held on Feb. 23 from 4-6 pm in the Print Shop.





The Ashantilly Center Garden

Ashantilly GardenSeveral Ashantilly Board members and other volunteers have reclaimed the garden! After years of neglect. some hardy souls fought the overgrowth and staked out viable land. Now used as a demonstration garden and for experimental practices, it is continuing to improve.