Visit the Southborough Gardeners at Heritage Day

The Gardeners will be holding live floral demonstrations and selling special items to pull people to their booth at the festival

Above: The Gardeners are hoping the public will seek them out on the field this Heritage Day. (image cropped from website)

Yesterday, I reminded the public that it’s time to reserve booths for Heritage Day. One organization is already promoting its plans for making the most of theirs.

The Southborough Gardeners is hoping to draw people to their table with live floral arranging — and the promise that a few of the attendees will get to take the arrangements home for free.

The booth will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on St. Mark’s School’s field. During those hours, the group will be selling special seeds and dried flower arrangements. Plus, you can purchase tickets for their popular Guest Day event to be held later this fall. 

Although the club doesn’t specify how funds raised at this event will be used, the group’s funds generally go towards Town beautification efforts and their annual scholarship. 

To attract passersby and motivate attendees to seek them out, the live demonstrations will be held at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 am.

Below is their announcement with more details:

October 10, 2022 Heritage Day

You are invited to come and see what’s new at The Southborough Gardeners booth this year at the town-wide Heritage Day celebration and event.

Free Live Floral Demonstrations

Southborough Gardeners at Heritage Day - Floral DemonstrationsFloral demonstrations will be presented at 9:30AM, 10:30AM and 11:30AM by one of The Southborough Gardeners many talented floral arrangers. You will be shown how to make your own beautiful arrangements using what you already have, locally grown, foraged, and seasonally appropriate floral materials.

Each arrangement created at a demonstration will be given to a member of the audience watching that demonstration.

Gifts for Sale to Keep or Give

Heirloom Trudi Poppy
Southborough Gardeners at Heritage Day - PoppyYou will swoon over this poppy, which is originally from Slovakia. Large pink petals and lavender eyes float on 2’-3’ stems. Huge seed heads are filled with thousands of rich poppy seeds. Bees love to swim in the small ocean of pollen-laden anthers inside each flower. Tiny glass phials containing well over 200 seeds will be more than enough to grow your own plants and harvest thousands of additional seeds to scatter in your garden for a glorious display the following spring. This will keep the tradition going, as we are doing here, of sharing with your gardening friends.

Mary’s Fleurs Séchées
Southborough Gardeners at Heritage Day - Fleurs séchéesFleurs séchées are delicate dried flower arrangements. These exquisite arrangements are elegantly presented for gift giving, but so lovely you might want to keep for yourself. Here is a pic of a member’s dining room being used for drying stems and flowers. Flowers are suspended from the chandelier, hung from drawer knobs and pulls, and all over the table, itself. Messy, yes, but you will agree – a very pretty messy. These arrangements will be made by members of The Southborough Gardeners.

Gift items were made possible by the generosity of Trudi Bessom and Mary Coldwell – both valued and treasured members of this garden club. We thank them.

Annual November Guest Day Event
Tickets to the event will be available for advance purchase. The event will be held on Thursday, November 10th at Fellowship Hall, Pilgrim Church, Southborough. Look for the dedicated flyer giving detailed information which will be posted in mid October on our Face Book page and our website:

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