The Garden Club of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted 2017 GCA flower (and plant) show will celebrate the life and work of Irvington’s own Washington Irving. All club members have worked very hard on this for more than a year, and we are excited to give you a preview!
The floral designs, which will be judged by an esteemed panel of experts are:
• “360 Degrees and Sunny” — glorious mass flower arrangements featuring yellow flowers in season.
• “The Book Party” — fanciful table settings for a book-signing by none other than Washington Irving at his Sunnyside Cottage,
• “Short Stories” — tiny miniature arrangements displayed on a mantelpiece
• “Sleepy Hollow Awakenings” — designs with some flowers in bud and others in full bloom.
The horticulture classes will include displays of “Rip Van Winkle” alpine garden troughs and “Home Grown” window boxes — and dozens and dozens of beautiful cut stems and branches of the best in local perennials and flowering shrubs and trees in season.
There will be a display of photographs of historic houses and gardens at rest, among other subjects. All work will have been done by members of our own and other Garden Club of America clubs who register via the GCA website.
A special and timely conservation exhibit will demonstrate the importance of native plants in our landscapes.
The show, chaired by Barbara Defino, will be free and open to the public at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, and from 10 am to 1 pm on Thursday, May 11.