Garden Club Hosts Flower Show May 30 and 31 at PHM

Philipstown Garden Club celebrates centennial

Philipstown Garden Club will host a flower show at the Putnam History Museum on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31. (Photo provided.)

Philipstown Garden Club will host a flower show at the Putnam History Museum on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31. (Photo provided.)

On Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, the Philipstown Garden Club presents “As Time Goes By,” a Garden Club of America Flower Show at the Putnam History Museum, 63 Chestnut St., Cold Spring. The show will honor Philipstown Garden Club’s (PGC) Centennial celebration and reflect styles and themes over the last 100 years including displays of floral designs, horticulture presentations, photography and a conservation and education exhibit.

Garden Club of America judges will review entries Friday, May 30. The public is welcome to view displays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission will be free to the Putnam History Museum during the show and attendees can enjoy the museum’s current exhibition, Modern Residential Architecture in the Hudson Highlands.

Floral designs will be inspired by photographs of Philipstown architecture, old quilts, couture, Russel Wright’s Manitoga and the herb garden at Boscobel. In the Horticulture Division there will be several displays including herbs for cooking and healing. There will be cut specimens taken from PGC member gardens, including bulbs, perennials, roses, woody shrubs and flowering tree branches.

The photography division will feature color and black-and-white photos of gardens during various seasons.

Children (10 and under) are welcome. There is a floral design entry called “Teacher’s Pet” for which there is a children’s workshop on Thursday, May 29. Contact Jennifer Mercurio, at jenn@jbmercurio.com about the workshop.

Visit philipstowngardenclub.org or e-mail Donna S. Doyle at dedoyle1@optimum.net.


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