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Holliston Garden Club Dominates Boston Flower Show

by Erin Dowling Porter

Holliston Garden Club dominated floral design both on and off-stage last week at the annual Boston Flower and Garden Show at Seaport World Trade Center. Always active in this event, this year’s club participation was exceptional.

With design competitions for two different Divisions on two different days, the Boston Flower and Garden Show is a competitive arena for floral designs submitted from around the region. It takes nearly the full year to prepare for this competition, and involves designing themes, coordinating judging and myriad other tasks.

This year, with the theme “That’s Amore,” Hollistonians Joan Butler above Queen of Division 1 and Jill Malcolm chaired these events

Jill Malcolm and Kathy Warburton above behind the scenes, Holliston club members filled pivotal roles in running the show—in fact, the “back room” was filled with Hollistonians making things happen like computer entry, staging, and coordinating (with good cheer and at top speed!).

On the design front, garden club member Joan Schofield won a blue ribbon in Division 1 on Friday for her design “Happily Ever After”. 

In Division 2, Tuesday Julie Pipe won a 1st for her design “I Do, I Do, Reprise”...

 ... and Vicki Schofield Harrington won 1st and “Best of Day” in the same category on Friday. .

Second place designs included those by Maureen Marshall, for a photo frame designed entirely from plant material ... 

 ... Cathie Healy, whose design was described by judges as having “stunning color harmony” ... 

 ... Debbie Coviello for her design entitled “Something Old, Something New” (look for the blue) .

Third and honorable mentions were given to Holliston club designers Karen Pinkham, Lee Guertin

and Eileen Muller and Gene Muller

Needless to say, Holliston Garden Club’s support for this annual event made Boston bloom brighter this year. Now, about next year… 

(Photos by Cathie Healy.)

Comments (1)

Gorgeous work! They all look so happy and energetic. Thanks for the article, very nice to see.

Jay | 2014-03-24 05:57:59