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Springfield Museums, Festival of Flowers
March 30 - April 2
The Springfield Museums will burst with color during the 10th annual Festival of Flowers March 30-April 2. Objects in the art, science and history museums will be creatively interpreted by talented florists and garden club members. Celebrate the spring season while enjoying this beautiful and joyful show.
To compound the joy, the floral fashion show returns during Festival of Flowers After Hours on Thursday, March 30, from 5-8 pm. The evening includes interactive activities, refreshments, and plenty of time to admire the flowers after hours. Related programing throughout the festival, including a Family Day, is listed below.
Museums á la Carte: Creating Floral Arrangements
Presented by Matthew D. Flatow, director of operations and design, Flowers, Flowers!
March 30, 12:15-1:30 pm
Members Free; $4 nonmembers
Join Matthew as he creates several seasonal arrangements while sharing tips and advice on how to work with plant material and care for the flowers and greens.
Festival of Flowers After Hours
Thursday, March 30, 5-8 pm
$15 Members, $25 nonmembers
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as you tour the floral displays in the art, science, and history museums. Watch as local florists create arrangements using surprise materials in the Design Challenge. Participate in interactive activities and be amazed by the roving floral fashion. Refreshments by Nosh Café and entertainment included; cash bar. Reservations suggested.
Sponsored by Westfield Bank, NAI Plotkin, and Bank of America Private Bank.
Friday-Sunday, 11 am-3 pm
Stop by Spark!Lab in the Science Museum for hands-on art and science activities using real plant material. Free with museum admission.
Flowers and greenery provided by Springfield Florists Supply.
Join experienced docent guides as they discuss the interpretive floral arrangements and the museum objects that served as inspiration. Free with museum admission.
11:15 am D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
12:15 pm Springfield Science Museum
1:15 pm GWV Smith Art Museum
2:15 pm Wood Museum of Springfield History
3:15 pm D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Festival of Flowers Family Day
Saturday, April 1, 10 am-5 pm
Explore the world of flowers through hands-on activities. Highlights include a bouquet making station and “blooming” paper flowers. Free with museum admission.
Festival of Flowers Members Café
Saturday, April 1, 11:30 am-3:30 pm
Members and their guests can enjoy a spread of light fare, tea, and desserts. Reservations suggested.
Nasturtium Cascades at the Gardner Museum
Saturday, April 1, 1 pm
Join the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Senior Manager of Horticulture, Jenny Pore, for a glimpse behind the scenes of this brilliant annual tradition. Free with museum admission.