This spring, their allure and versatility will take the spotlight at the Litchfield flower show, which will commemorate not only the beauty of blooms, but the Litchfield Garden Club’s 110th anniversary. By Clementina Verge, The Litchfield Magazine.
Since the earliest times, flowers have lifted the human spirit with their delicate fragrances, infinite color palette, and ability to decorate and sustain life. This spring, their allure and versatility will take the spotlight at the Litchfield flower show, which will commemorate not only the beauty of blooms, but the Litchfield Garden Club’s 110th anniversary.
From striking Delphinium to elegant irises and roses, the show entitled “A Tapestry of Nature” will live up to its name, capturing the forms, colors, textures, and patterns woven to create nature’s tapestry.
Sponsored by The Garden Club of America, it will feature exhibits categorized in three divisions: floral design, horticulture, and photography and conservation. Each will capture passion and expertise, inspiring visitors by displaying standards of artistic and horticulture excellence and broadening knowledge of horticulture.
Using fresh and dried materials, floral designs will reflect inspiration drawn from paintings by artists influenced by nature—such as Georgia O’Keefe and John Singer Sargent—and natural wonders like bird migration, forest bathing, climate zones, and even nature’s “tiny gems”: ladybugs, grasshoppers, and monarch butterflies.
“Gardening brings such pleasure and joy, and the flower show will be both empowering and inspiring, helping visitors see what they can create with plant materials growing in their own gardens,” notes Drew Harlow, a LGC member serving on the flower show committee.