Reminder: Books in Bloom starting Thursday

Southborough Gardeners' floral interpretation of book covers will be on display tomorrow night through Saturday.

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

Starting with a reception on Thursday night, 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 at 5:00 pm on April 13th and remain on display through Saturday the 15th.

(Note: According to a message from the Library, during the period of the exhibit, public seating will be unavailable on the main floor.)

2023 Books in Bloom flyerThe April 13th reception with light refreshments will be in the main area of the Library from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. It is open to the public, no registration required. (It will also be recorded by Southborough Access Media.)

The exhibit concept is that participating members of the Gardeners use their creativity and flower arranging skills to create an artistic interpretation of a book cover. 

Recently, the Library shared details on who is participating and which book covers are inspiring their work:

As always, I’m eager to see what the Gardeners’ talented members come up with.

This 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

2016 Art in Bloom "around the world" (photo by Beth Melo)In prior years, the creative Gardeners used the Library as the exhibition space for Art in Bloom, creative arrangements inspired by NSBORO student artwork. (You can click the following links to see some more great examples from their exhibits in 2018, 2016 and 2013.)

Readers interested in learning more about the Southborough Gardeners, can click here.

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