Perennial Traditions: Marjorie Post’s Floral Designs

Wednesday 11 September 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pmTickets available
$20, $10 Member, $7 Student. This program is considered continuing education and is therefore free for all active Hillwood volunteers.

Location: Visitor Center

Part of: Lectures and Talks, Garden Events, Mansion, Marjorie Merriweather Post

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6-6:45 pm: Mansion, Adirondack and Greenhouse open for touring
7-8 pm: Lecture

From Palm Beach, to the Adirondacks, to Washington, D.C., visitors to the grand estates of Marjorie Merriweather Post could always expect to be entertained flawlessly. While the activities varied—from private afternoon teas in Hillwood’s Breakfast Room to large parties befitting a royal household— magnificent floral arrangements were a constant.

Vivid images from the Hillwood archives rarely seen explore the floral design trends Post embraced throughout the decades. Discover how Post elevated the standard floral designs of the 50s and 60s by leveraging her large private orchid collection for fresh cut flowers. Take a virtual behind-the-scenes tour to see how Hillwood’s horticulture staff continues this sixty-year tradition of growing cut flowers in the cutting garden and greenhouses for beautiful floral displays year-round. 

Presented by Jason Gedeik, head of greenhouse and design operations. 

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