October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE REVISED TIME!!
Bench show entries should be in place by 10 a.m.
Weather permitting, we will be meeting outdoors at the Bartlett Arboretum in the patio area next to the Silver Education Building. Dress accordingly. Please bring your mask, a chair & your favorite beverage. The rain date is October 14th.
The Bench Shows
Floral Design – 1940’s War Time. “Rosy the Riveter: We Can Do It!” A miniature design incorporating metal and not to exceed 5 inches in any direction with all its components.
Accessories allowed. Viewed from the front.
Horticulture – Goodbody Garden at Fort Stamford
In 1928 Marcus and Virginia Goodbody purchased a colonial revival house with an Italianate walled garden behind it, situated on 300 acres. When Virginia died in 1970, the house was demolished and the garden abandoned. In the 1970’s the City of Stamford purchased the site of the Revolutionary War fort and included in that plot was the garden. In 1974 The Stamford Garden Club became involved in the 2-year garden restoration project.
Class 1: A single stem berried branch from exhibitor’s garden. To be shown in a clear glass container. Not to exceed 30” from container rim to tip.
Class 2: A single stem coned branch from exhibitor’s garden. To be shown in a clear glass container. Not to exceed 30” from container rim to tip.
Class 3: A single stem branch in fall colors from exhibitor’s garden. To be shown in a clear glass container. Not to exceed 30” from container rim to tip..
Please, only one entry per person.
Branches are best shown by removing a few leaves to enhance the presentation of the berries or cones.
Change to October Photography Bench Show – The 1960’s
The sixties produced Hippies or Flower Children who rejected materialism. They wore and distributed flowers as signs of peace and love.
Arrange and photograph flowers that a Flower Child would:
wear as a garland for a head decoration, sell on the street or use as a peace symbol
Photograph it on a piece of fabric or board. Photos should be in color, printed 8×10 and mounted on an 11×14 mat. Photos can be printed at CVS or Walgreens where you can ask for help if needed. Mary Trehan has mats for sale. This photo is for inspiration!