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by Erin Dowling Porter

The Holliston Garden Club announced today that the presenter at their traditional holiday program will be Bert Ford, the owner of Ford Flower Company in Salem, New Hampshire and renowned floral designer. Unique designs will be created as a live demonstration on Friday, November 6, 2015. A wide array of hors d’ouevres and sweets prepared by Garden Club members will precede the demonstration at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church Parish Hall, at 8 Church Street in Holliston. The event begins at 7:30 pm.

Bert delights in creating different and unique designs, incorporating nature, art and today's trends into his designs. He has extensive and broad-based experience in the floral industry, blending strengths in design, buying and selling techniques, and floral shop operation and management to present the full spectrum of floral design. His work has been featured in numerous publications in the United States. Bert Ford AIFD, PFCI is one of New England's leading floral design professionals. He was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2001 and into the Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI) in 2010.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Holliston Garden Club's many civic projects, which include tree and flower plantings throughout the town, programs for children and seniors, and Arbor Day events. The Club also provides scholarships and educational grants to benefit Holliston students.  There is a gift table and a drawing following the program.

Tickets for “Fall into the Holidays” are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Advance tickets may be purchased at these Holliston locations:

Coffee Haven, 76 Railroad Street

Arcadian Farm, 200 Norfolk Street

Outpost Farm, 216 Prentice Street

Debra’s Flowers, 44 Central Street


Interested parties can also send a check with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Holliston Garden Club, c/o Porter, 80 Mellen Street, Holliston, MA 01746. 

For more information, go to the Holliston Garden Club website at  or phone Kathy Warburton at 508-429-5337 or Erin Porter at 508-429-1301.


(Photo credit: Seaside Garden Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea)