Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Rutland Garden Club hosts 2016 flower show at Chaffee Art Center

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 12-13—RUTLAND—As we approach the warm colors of fall and winter the Rutland Garden Club welcomes the public to the 2016 flower show at the Chaffee Art Center, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13. View award winning buffet, tray and tea table arrangements. Mantel, underwater and hanging door designs will also be featured. Be inspired for the holidays by decorated doors and mantels as exhibited at the Chaffee’s Queen Ann Victorian Mansion. The mansion, called Sunny Gables, was completed in 1896 and was the former home of George Thrall Chaffee, a prominent Rutland businessman.
The show, called Inspirations, will be a National Garden Club Standard Flower Show judged under the strict rules of accuracy, creativity and presentation. There will be 36 design exhibits, both traditional and creative. The show will also include approximately 100 judged horticulture exhibits including foliage and flowering container plants. Fall perennials and evergreen branches will also be judged.
The show will also have several educational exhibits, one on mandatory recycling and how you can comply with the comprehensive waste reduction program now law in Vermont.
Show hours are Saturday, Nov. 12, 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Chaffee Art Center is located at 16 S. Main Street, Rutland. Admission is free; donations to Chaffee are appreciated.
For more info, call 802-775-3280.

Photo courtesy of Rutland Garden Club
Brian Billings’ exhibit took a blue ribbon in a previous flower show.


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