Art Blooms at Annmarie Garden This Weeend

Annmarie’s Sculpture Garden and Art Center will be the site of a three-day show featuring the work of floral designers from across the region.  This event, co-sponsored by Calvert Garden Club, will take place all day Friday thru Sunday, at 13480 Dowell Road in Dowell, MD 20629.

According to the announcement, “Each floral designer is assigned a work of art in the Main Gallery and asked to create an arrangement inspired by the art.  The results are  surprising, beautiful, and provocative – and not to be missed. ”

While tickets are required for the opening reception, Friday from 7-10 p.m., admission to the show is free, except for park admission ($3/adult, $2/seniors).  Based on the photos from last year (Click on the link), it should be quite impressive.  In fact, I’m impressed they hold this show for three full days, after the recent experience of our standard flower show on a single day.  It’s a lot of work to plan and execute a flower show!

Annmarie Garden is a sculpture garden which integrates the natural setting and works of art along walking paths.  The land was donated to Calvert County in 1991 for this purpose, and Annmarie became a member of the Smithsonian Institutions Affiliations Program in 2003.  As a result of this affiliation, the Garden has been able to borrow more than twenty-five pieces of sculpture from the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorm Museum & Sculpture Garden. There is also an arts building and studio school, which opened in 2008, and that is where you’ll find the flower show exhibits.

So yes, Ladies, there will be air conditioning and protection from the weather.  What a fun field trip this would be for some of our members, and the drive is only about 90 minutes.

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