Wise in Silence: The Splendor of our Trees

Great Gardens Cafe is pleased to exhibit “Wise in Silence — The Splendor of our Trees,” a photography exhibit by Sandy Dimke.
Celtic poet Altiem MacDunlmor wrote,  “Trees are beautiful in their peace, They are wise in the Silence.”

“Spreading her Angel Wings” by Sandy Dimke.

Attracted by the stately grace of trees, Sandy has chosen five distinctive photographs, printed on canvas, to illustrate the grandeur that surrounds us.
From the centuries-old Angel Oak on nearby Johns Island, to the Avenue of Oaks planted in 1820 at Tomotley Plantation in Sheldon, all but one of the photographs was taken in the Lowcountry.
Sandy is an award-winning photographer who has lived in Beaufort for 11 years. She exhibits widely though our area and  was a featured artist at Beaufort Art Association in 2011.  Her exhibit and book, “Hands Across Beaufort” celebrated Beaufort’s history. She and her husband, Russ, live at Bull Point Plantation in Gardens Corner.
Patrick Reber, owner  and chef at Great Gardens, is excited to host the exhibit. His wife, the gardener of the family, manages the nursery that is adjacent to the cafe and they both thought that the subject matter would be a great fit and bring the beauty of the outside, in.
Trees are important to the Rebers. They chose this location for their restaurant so patrons on their dining deck can enjoy sweeping views of  Albergotti Creek framed by live oaks.
Great Gardens Cafe is at 3669 Trask Parkway.
For more information, contact Great Gardens at 521-1900 or Sandy Dimke at 263-4340.

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