Experience Garden Art at Florence Griswold Museum’s GardenFest.
As a garden lover, I’ll be in my glory at the Florence Griswold Museum’s GardenFest, beginning Friday, June 3. The celebration is spread out over two weeks and offers events centered around the Museum’s historic gardens–a real treat, if you’ve never seen them. And, what better way to kick off garden season?
The series starts Friday and Saturday with a plant sale, offering select blooms similar to those grown in the museum’s namesake’s garden. Saturday’s subject is container planting tips with a local garden designer, and Sunday’s event will delight the kids – an interactive performance of The Flying Phlox with author Virginia Lynn Anderson.
GardenFest also includes “Blooms With a View: An Art & Flowers Celebration,” a display of arrangements interpreting works of art that will be on display Friday through Sunhday June 10, 11,12. The Annual Garden Luncheon will also be held on Friday, with a talk focusing on the Connecticut River landscape and its influence on local art. June 12, the final day, also has sketching with pastels in the garden and birdscaping.
The website has information on pricing, although some events are free with museum admission.
The Florence Griswold Museum is known as “the home of American Impressionism.” Located in Old Lyme, it’s an easy ride off I-95 if you’re passing through our great state or coming down just for this occasion. And who wouldn’t? It’s worth a trip to Connecticut for these gardens!
P.S.!!!!!!While on the topic of gardens and Old Lyme, the 2011 Lyme Old Lyme Garden Tours are coming up June 17 and 18. Self-Guided tours 10 am-4 pm both days. Here’s more info. BEAUTIFUL sneak peek into some amazing spreads. Happy, happy summer