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An Evening of Flowers and The Lioness

December 27, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Create a floral arrangement to bring home inspired by “The Lioness of Boston,” while author Emily Franklin talks Isabella Stewart Gardner.
Join us for an intimate, one-of-a-kind gathering at Derby Farms Flowers & Gardens in Newton Centre. We are thrilled to partner with our beautiful neighbors at Derby Farms to try this fun new pairing.

Spend a delightful evening creating a floral arrangement inspired by “The Lioness of Boston,” while the award winning author, Emily Franklin reads excerpts from her evocative novel about the courageous Isabella Stewart Gardner. Isabella was known for her passion for art, culture and gardens. This extraordinarily intimate novel of her life and her love for flowers are the sources of inspiration for this floral workshop. It is a beautiful way to combine literature and art.

We will demonstrate easy techniques and design basics so you can tap into your creativity. Your American Golden Age inspired centerpieces, will include botanical elements, interesting foliage, unique rose varieties, peonies; an Isabella favorite, and many other flowers in a rich palette.

Please note: A vase, flowers and tools will be provided, but you can always bring your own garden scissors or shears. Also included, is your own signed copy of The Lioness of Boston.

Unfortunately, we can’t offer refunds if you cannot make the event, but you will be able to pick up your signed copy of The Lioness of Boston at the bookstore after the 11th.


December 27, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens
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