Master Gardener Workshop

Flower arrangement on a tableWelcome yourself home, and make the everyday extraordinary.

Why wait for a holiday, a dinner party or a house guest to give your home the royal treatment of vases full of fresh flowers? Turn your most ordinary day into a special occasion by filling your living and working spaces with the extraordinary and welcoming spark that fresh flowers guarantee.

Learn the art of combining homegrown and wild harvested fresh foliage and florals into unusual focal highlights for your home. A boutonniere for your boudoir. A swag for the table. A wreath for any door or wall. An unusual vase to transform a room, office or place in which to relax...

All materials provided; bring your own sense of style, and be prepared to create something of unique beauty!


Instructors: Master Gardeners Mary Harris and Debbie MacCrea
Date: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Connors Family Pavilion (adjacent to Merrill Field)
Parking: behind Joyce and Walton Family Center
Workshop Fee: $20 supplies included
Limit: 25 participants

About Mary Harris:

Master Gardener Mary Harris is not content leaving the aesthetic of her perennial garden outside. A forty year gardener in Allegany County, she has come to understand which flowers not only thrive in the harsh western New York climate but are also willing to embellish our interiors with their beauty and aroma. Creating dynamic arrangements using nature's bounty is her ongoing endeavor.

About Debbie MacCrea:

Debbie MacCrea began gardening at her Mother’s elbow, and has been growing food and flowers at her family farm for nearly 4 decades, as well as marketing her blooms at local Farmer’s Markets, Natural Food Stores, Bakeries and Produce Markets. One of her favorite tasks is creating floral arrangements for weddings and other special occasions. She became a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, in an effort to share her love and knowledge with her community.

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