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to protect the environment for future generations. Orchid Tree and Show Through Jan. 1, DSBG is staging its annual 20-foot tall "Orchid Tree" in the main lobby, featuring 300 individual orchids and 165 Boston ferns. Dorrian believes DSBG is the only botanical garden in the country that creates one of these magnificent decorations. Following that, Feb. 3-5, the North Carolina Piedmont Orchid Society kicks off DSBG's "Art & Orchids" exhibit with the society's annual show and plant sale, an event that features orchid displays and art, as well as classes for orchid beginners. The theme for this year's Art & Orchids — which runs through March 19 — is "Victorian Botanicals," highlighting botanical illustrations of orchids and non-orchids from the Victorian era, the heyday of orchid discovery. In addition to orchids, DSBG offers visitors three miles of woodland trails, a gift shop and guided tours by appointment. "We have a special tour called the Orchid Expedition where you see the conservatory and my growing greenhouses, which are where the real magic happens," Dorrian says. As for the fine art of growing orchids, he says a greenhouse isn't necessary, but there is a continuum of difficulty. "It goes from ridiculously easy to standing on my head and performing a black magic ritual in the middle of the night." 704.542.2325 A New Year, A New Smile! Sheila Gordon-Holt, DDS S P A N I S H S P E A K I N G D E N T I S T Committed to making an impact in our patients dental health, Holt Family Dentistry delivers exceptional high-tech dentistry in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Our diverse and dedicated staff collaborates as a team to surpass expectations, putting patients at ease and earning their trust. We look forward to having you become a part of our dental family. 12105 Copper Way Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28277 • www.holtfamilydentistry.com 44 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-2017 BALLANTYNE | feature Jeff Genant Agency 15105 John J. Delaney Drive Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 594-3000 www.InsuranceJeff.com For our Google reviews and more information search: Jeff Genant Agency - State Farm Jeff Genant Agency - State Farm Licensed in NC & SC Providing Insurance and Financial Services