Proven Winners Partners With Award-Winning Designer Jon Carloftis

John Carloftis

John Carloftis

Proven Winners is thrilled to partner with award-winning garden designer, author and fine living expert Jon Carloftis on a new series of four LIFE + STYLE events in 2015. Each two-day event will be held at a historic Kentucky venue enveloped in professionally designed gardens and will feature some of the best lifestyle experts in the business. In true Carloftis style, food and spirits will be paired with inspiring architecture and innovative garden designs featuring Proven Winners plants.


Carloftis was inspired to create these entertaining events for gardeners when he traveled to Mackinac Island, Mich., in August 2014 to deliver the closing keynote presentation at the annual Grand Garden Show sponsored by Proven Winners. Now in its third year, the Grand Garden Show ( combines a love for culture, gardens, and fine cuisine in a memorable two-day event for home gardeners. Carloftis wished to share his passion in a similar manner back in his own home state, spreading information on how to live life fully, with style and a propensity for fun.

The series of LIFE + STYLE events sponsored by Proven Winners will be held at Keeneland (April 23), the Governor’s Mansion (June 20), and the historic site of the former Old Taylor Distillery (September 12). Carloftis will host a special cocktail party at his historic home and site of the Proven Winners Southern Test Garden, Botherum in Lexington, the evening prior to each event. A fourth event (October 3) will be held at the iconic Old Kentucky Home where a customized tour and private cocktail party will be hosted by Rob Samuels, grandson of the founders of the famous Makers Mark Distillery.

KeenlandAt each event, visitors will enjoy inspiring lifestyle presentations from local craftsmen and will receive an incredible swag bag of hand-selected items. Ticket holders will also be eligible to win a dinner for six at historic Botherum, a signed copy of Carloftis’ sold out book, First a Garden, and a few of Carloftis’ favorite Proven Winners plants.

For complete information and to register for LIFE + STYLE events, visit Space is limited, so be sure to sign up today.