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12 noon - 6:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday

When it comes to the arts, there are few areas Annie hasn’t been involved in. From making Nantucket baskets to oil painting to weaving with shredded pop cans to decorating furniture with found objects—her artistic output has been varied and adventurous.

“While you can never figure out where you’re going to end up, I think that all the various artistic turns I took have really benefited my arranging, “ Annie explains.

Novice Flower Arranging Workshop Tuesday, September 25, 3:30 - 5:00.

Metal Sculptures by Bridgette

Artistic Exhibits

Fill the Kent-Valentine House with flowers. Select a room. Select a style. Exhibit on your own or with partners. Exhibit a club arrangement. You decide!

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Beverly Lacey is co-owner, with her husband Keith Dix, of Blue Heron Farm in Nellysford, VA. Since 2004 she has been farming organic vegetables and specialty cut flowers on their 20-acre farm in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although most of their produce and flowers come from 2 ½ acres of field-grown annuals and perennials, they also use 2 high tunnels for season extension and protecting delicate crops.

Blue Heron Farm sells flowers to florists, brides, and subscription members who come to the farm each week to pick up a bouquet of local flowers. The top two flowers grown on the farm are dahlias and lisianthus. Both are planted annually, but the 1,500 dahlia tubers are dug, divided and stored each fall for replanting in the spring. Bev’s love of dahlias goes back to her parents who grew dahlias in western Pennsylvania, and she still grows some of their varieties. She admits that acquiring new dahlia varieties borders on addiction, but one that provides joy to her and countless others.

Tuesday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm John Marshall. Open to the public and free of charge.

The Flower Farm Girls are bringing loads of varieties of bare root peonies to sell at the GCV symposium. They will be selling at the John Marshall on Tuesday and at the Bolling-Haxall House on Wednesday. Remember, fall is the perfect time for planting peonies! CLICK HERE to see photos and descriptions of peonies available at the symposium.

Garden Club of Virginia's popular Flower Arranging School with Holly Heider Chapple provides.....

Widely featured throughout the wedding and event industry, her work has been published in Martha StewartSouthern LivingWeddings UnveiledBridesThe KnotWashingtonianSouthern WeddingsVirginia Living, In Touch Weekly MagazineElegant Bride and Engaged Magazine in addition to many stylish blogs and local publications.

Visit Ms. Chapple's website http://hollychappleflowers.com/

Advance registration is required. Price includes continental breakfast, 2 hour demonstration followed by a bistro style plated luncheon.

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Gardening has been in Foxie's bones since she was a child gardening along side of her mother on their family farm, Pharsalia, in Nelson County. Built in 1814 Pharsalia is now owned by Foxie and Dick Morgan and is an event home as well as a flower farm. Perennials, annuals and woodies are grown for cutting and sold at Nelson County Farmers Market, to floral designers, DIY brides, and others in need of fresh cut locally grown flowers.

Peonies have become her passion and she has nearly 1000 peony plants. Teaching, learning and sharing information on cut flowers has brought so much enjoyment to her life.

Read "Peony Party" by Kathleen Toler in Virginia Living

Foxie and fellow speaker Beverly Lacey live 20 minutes from each other in the Blue Ridge Mountains and help one another with advice and selection of plants as well as sometimes sharing customers!

Tuesday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm John Marshall. Open to the public and free of charge.

The Flower Farm Girls are bringing loads of varieties of bare root peonies to sell at the GCV symposium. They will be selling at the John Marshall on Tuesday and at the Bolling-Haxall House on Wednesday. Remember, fall is the perfect time for planting peonies! CLICK HERE to see photos and descriptions of peonies available at the symposium.

Garden District co-owners Greg Campbell and Erick New have grown a business of floral abundance and artistry one relationship at a time. A partnership of boundless creativity with an anything-can-be-done attitude, Greg and Erick never let reality get in the way of a great idea. On task they seem invincible, dream big, and realize their vision with exactness, always striving to surpass expectations. Be it a skyscraping installation or an unobtrusive centerpiece, they weave flowers and greenery into textural structures that bring people together for every imaginable occasion. In their competent hands, choice blooms become reassuring stewards of life’s grand milestones and simple pleasures.

From plant breeders and flower farmers, to importers and exporters, to markets worldwide, Greg and Erick have navigated a vibrant labyrinth of activity together for 25 years. The curation of products in their Memphis showroom represents Garden District’s connection to floriculture across the U.S. and abroad. In turn, Florists to the Field is Greg and Erick’s tribute to the fellowship they share with specialty farmers and colleagues in the floral industry.

Florists to the Field is one of this floral design team’s most ambitious endeavors to date and a worthwhile testimony to their work—avant-garde resourcefulness that employs flowers to complement settings, mirror emotions, and enrich lives. Join Greg and Erick on their Florists to the Field excursion. From the Deep South to the West Coast, through the Midwest and across the ocean to Holland, these are the places where they find inspiration.

Horticulture Exhibits

Grow It and Show It! Annuals, Perennials, Herbs and Pollinators. Roses. Dahlias. Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes. Be inspired by your own garden and enter the show.

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Karen Rexrode has been a prominent horticulturist and noted photographer in the Washington Metropolitan area for many years. She owned and operated Windy Hill Plant Farm in Loudoun County for 25 years which specialized in perennials and unusual annuals. After closing the nursery in 2005, she traveled for a year to pursue her photography interests before joining the staff at the historic Virginia estate, Oak Hill. She also maintains a small estate in Warrenton, originally designed by Donna Hackman of Middleburg, Virginia.

Karen has taught class at Green Spring Gardens, is a frequent speaker at garden clubs and conferences, and co-hosted the Merrifield Garden Center’s “Gardening Advisor” TV program. Her gardening articles in the Eccentric newspaper are published every month where she doles out advice for local gardeners, under the surname of “ The Plant Lady”.

Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm John Marshall. Ticket required, $50 includes seated luncheon. SOLD OUT

Laura bio

 

Chip graduated from the College of Architecture at N.C State University with a masters degree in Landscape Architecture. Over the past 30 years Chip and his design staff have designed nearly 1000 gardens ranging in size from large estates to small patios. During his career Chip has completed commissions from Nantucket and Long Island to Palm Beach and England with the majority of the projects coming from the Carolinas and Virginia.

Shop and Dine

Shop for garden accessories, flower arranging supplies, gifts, jewelry and more.
Enjoy cocktails and browse exhibits. Join friends for dinner.
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Speakers & Workshops

Rethink cut flowers. Pick up tips from dahlia and peony growers. Learn backyard earth saving practices. Attend Flower Arranging School. Take home new ideas.

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Will's bio here