(Posted by Boston Globe Garden Writer Carol Stocker, who will be answering horticultural questions live on-line Thursday, Jan. 9, and Jan. 16 from 1-2 p.m.)....WELLESLEY HILLS, Massachusetts— The Evening Garden Club of West Roxbury, announces plans by its state organization, The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. (GCFM), to host Midwinter Interlude, an afternoon of flowers, food, music and fun. The event will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester, MA, and will feature floral creations by several distinguished designers.
Arrangements will reflect “The Wide World of Floral Design,” with plants and color schemes conveying a global flavor. Another type of “global flavor” will be appetizers by the hotel chef Laurant Olivier and live music by the Henry Platt Quartet.
“This midwinter getaway will transport attendees to an elegant party with an international feel—without making them venture far from home,” said Marisa McCoy, GCFM president. “They will be surrounded not only by beautiful flowers and fine food, but by friendly and engaging company.”
McCoy noted that the event fills a void left by Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s decision not to host their popular Flora in Winter floral design show in 2014.
Midwinter Interlude hours are 3:30 to 6:30 PM. Tickets are $50 each, a portion of which can be tax deducted. Proceeds from the event will benefit the horticultural mission of GCFM. For ticket information, contact Bonni Asbjornson at 978-692-8685 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts (www.gcfm.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to fostering an understanding and appreciation of horticulture, landscape and floral design, gardening, and environmental concerns. The Federation has approximately 12,000 members statewide.
The luxury Beechwood Hotel, rated four stars by AAA, is located at 363 Plantation Street, Worcester, just west of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Lake Quinsigamond, off Route 9. It is easily accessible via Mass Pike and other major highways. For more information go to www.beechwoodhotel.com or telephone 508-754-5789.