Books in Bloom coming to the Library (Updated)

Southborough Gardeners will again use flowers for artistic interpretation of book covers

Above: Two years ago, Southborough Gardeners’ Books in Bloom exhibit had to be displayed outside of the Library. This spring, new arrangements will be on display indoors. (images of photo cropped from Facebook and flyer)

Save the date for a special exhibit at the Southborough Library in April. The Library will be hosting Southborough Gardeners’ “Books in Bloom” exhibit “where the love of books and artistry in flowers come together.”

The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, April 13 and remain on display through Saturday the 15th. 

2023 Books in Bloom flyerThe concept is that participating members of the Gardeners use their creativity and flower arranging skills to create an artistic interpretation of a book cover.

The April 13th reception will be in the main area of the Library from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. It is open to the public, no registration required. (It will also be recorded by Southborough Access Media.)

It is the club’s second Books in Bloom exhibit. The first, in 2021, was before the Library reopened its doors to the public. The display was outdoors, on the Old Burial Ground stone wall. As a result, arrangements were only available for a few hours on a weekday afternoon.

Fortunately, photos were posted on Facebook, where they are still available to enjoy (here). I included a few examples from the album below:

Books in Bloom Happy Dreams Books in Bloom Biscuit in the Garden Books in Bloom The Paler Daughters

In prior years, the creative Gardeners have used the Library as the exhibition place for Art in Bloom, creative arrangements inspired by NSBORO student artwork.

2016 Art in Bloom "around the world" (photo by Beth Melo)The Art in Bloom exhibits never failed to impress. (In the example left it appears the artist, and therefore the Gardener, took some inspiration – and physical materials – from a book. You can click the following links to see some more great examples from their exhibits in 2018, 2016 and 2013.)

As always, I’m eager to see what the Gardeners’ talented members come up with. (If you’re interested in learning more about the Southborough Gardeners, click here.)

Updated (3/31/23 11:32 am): A typo listed the reception on the wrong date. As I stated up front, it’s the opening night – Thursday, April 13th.

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