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Blooms With A View & Garden Luncheon at the Flo Gris

June 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - June 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy stunning flower arrangements by floral artists interpreting works of art in the Griswold House, the Marshfield House, and in the exhibition Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness, on June 10th, 11th & 12th.

And get tickets for the festive annual garden luncheon on June 10th with guest speaker author Marta McDowell, author of Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants & Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett. Ms. McDowell has made a career of exploring the relationship between the pen and the trowel…that is, writers and their gardens. The subjects of her lavishly-illustrated, award-winning books have included Beatrix Potter, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Emily Dickinson. You won’t want to miss this enchanting exploration of the gardening inspirations behind one of literature’s greatest treasures, which will surely inspire you to unlock the secret magic in your own garden.

Garden luncheon info and tickets here: https://14318.blackbaudhosting.com/14318/13th-Annual-Garden-Luncheon

Find out more about Blooms with a View here: https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/calendar/blooms-with-a-view-2022/2022-06-10/

Details about the Garden Luncheon: Elegant dining by David Alan Hospitality

Light jazz by The Tangerine Trio

Garden party attire suggested. Hats and fascinators encouraged!

10am – Enjoy spectacular floral arrangements of Blooms with a View: A Display of Art & Flowers in the Krieble Gallery, Marshfield, and the Griswold House.

11am – Garden Gang members will be on hand in Miss Florence’s gardens for informal garden tours. Try your luck at a “teacup raffle” under the tent for prizes every green thumb will love.

12 pm – Gather for light refreshments and music overlooking the Lieutenant River.

12:30pm – Lunch begins on the Adrian P. Moore Terrace with remarks by the author.

2-3 pm – Book-signing of Unearthing The Secret Garden by the author.

Tickets are available at two levels — $175 for lunch PLUS a copy of Unearthing The Secret Garden (which the author will sign after lunch), or $150 for lunch only (no book). 


June 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am
June 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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