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My Old Kentucky Home--Latest Garden Design by Jon Carloftis, is for the Birds
Meet Celebrated Designer at State Park Event Thursday at the Bardstown Landmark

            My Old Kentucky Home State Park will be all atwitter on Thursday afternoon, June 24 when the acclaimed, Kentucky-born garden artist Jon Carloftis, debuts his latest birdhouse design at 1:30 p.m. the park’s gift shop. 
            The special edition birdhouse, crafted by the renowned Louisville Stoneware, is My Old Kentucky Home in miniature in clay with a welcoming entrance for feathered-friends.  Carloftis has teamed up with the stoneware maker and its artists on a number of birdhouse designs that are available at various park gift shops. 
            Carloftis, who made his mark in the gardening world with his designs for roof-top gardens in New York City for celebrated clients, will also sign his newest book, Beautiful Gardens of Kentucky, at the event that begins at 1:30 p.m. in the park gift shop.
               The Rockcastle County native credits his Kentucky upbringing for his appreciation of nature and gardens.  He has appeared on HGTV, Good Morning America and Martha Stewart Living, and his gardens have been featured in dozens of national publications from Better Homes and Gardens and Metropolitan Home to Country Gardens and House Beautiful.
            Browse the array of items in the gift shop and formal gardens and tour the historic Georgian-style mansion during your visit to My Old Kentucky Home.  The park is located 501 East Stephen Foster Ave. in historic Bardstown and includes a golf course and campground.  For more information, phone the park at 502-348-3502.

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