Flora in Winter on display at Worcester Art Museum

Southbridge Garden Club’s “Flora in Winter” now on display at Worcester Art Museum

SOUTHBRIDGE: For the second consecutive year, the Southbridge Garden Club has been invited to design the main entrance lobby space for the Worcester Art Museum’s Flora in Winter exhibit, which is on display from January 23 to January 26, 2020.

This year’s theme is Epic Bloom!, which coincides with the exhibit, Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman. The Southbridge Garden Club will create a colorful and fragrant array that complements the Museum’s artistic display.

“We are thrilled to participate in Flora in Winter at the Worcester Art Museum. Our group has diverse and talented floral designers, artists and home gardeners,” said April Frost, Southbridge Garden Club president. “The teamwork, time and effort put into this event by our members has been a rewarding and amazing opportunity to showcase the talents of the club, as well as forge a partnership with the art museum.  We appreciate the occasion and venue provided to our group.”

Sandra Polanik, public and internal events coordinator, Worcester Art Museum, noted that she is a board member of the Ruth Wells Center for the Arts in Southbridge, which houses the garden club. “Having first-hand knowledge of the stunning artistic work of the Southbridge Garden Club, I felt that this group of designers would be an excellent addition to WAM’s highly acclaimed exhibit,” she said.

In 2019, the Southbridge Garden Club created a spectacular floral display for Flora in Winter to coincide with the special exhibition, Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process. The high quality of the design and positive public response prompted the Museum to extend a second invitation.

The non-profit Southbridge Garden Club was established in 1953 to serve the Tri-Community area in sharing an interest in horticulture and expanding knowledge of gardening for the mutual benefit of members and the local communities. In 1984, the Southbridge Garden Club became a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. The Club’s annual Greens Sale, its only fundraiser, enables the organization to give back financially to local communities through scholarships, educational programs and beautification projects.

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