Bearcamp Valley Garden Club hosts leading floral designer

MOULTONBOROUGH —The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club will host one of New England's leading floral designers, Bert Ford of Salem, NH, at a hands-on workshop in the art of making all-occasion botanical wreaths. The lecture/workshop will take place at the Moultonborough Public Library on Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. The program's fee includes $30 for materials. Advance reservations are required by October 3, as space is limited. This event is open to the public.
Ford, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, will present a program planned to take all levels of artisans to the next level of professional design.Seasonal decorations such as gourds, leaves, pods, various types of foliage, fruits and ribbons will be provided to decorate a vine wreath. The wreaths created could then be showcases in the participants’ homes on doors, windows or walls.
Wreaths date from the early stages of civilization, when they were reserved for royalty. The tradition of using wreaths as symbols of celebrations—to commemorate harvests, holidays, weddings, births, and other life milestones continues to the present day. Ford will speak about contemporary ways to use natural and found materials in surprising and unique ways. The lecture will be informal with plenty of opportunity for participants to ask questions.
The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club, established in 1938, promotes an interest in all phases of gardening and horticulture, furthers the wisest use of natural resources through good conservation practices, and fosters those activities that ensure a more attractive community. Membership is open to both men and women in the Lakes Region. For more information, or to make reservations for Bert Ford's workshop, visit