Meet our Gardener

Zio Gardener Barry Kelly


We are proud to introduce Barry Kelly, our professional gardener. Barry is a graduate of North Carolina State University who earned degrees in Horticulture and Turfgrass Management. Barry has worked at notable properties such as the Quail Hollow Club, Providence Country Club, The Breakers Palm Beach in Palm Beach Florida, and Ballantyne Country Club to name a few.

Barry Kelly has been dedicated to providing professionally trained and highly experienced horticulture care for over 30 years to both personal homeowners and professional business sites. Barry is now working with Jim and Teri Consol to develop Zio Casual Italian's courtyard and gardens into one of Charlotte's elite "Farm to Fork" restaurants and al fresco eateries. Be sure to wander through the gardens on your next trip to Zio and see what beautiful produce Barry has developed that graces our menu every night.

Welcome to the Zio Family Barry!

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