Lectures & Events

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All 2020 Lectures & Events have been cancelled.

Each year, White Flower Farm hosts a series of lectures and special programs featuring staff members and well-known horticulturalists. You'll have fun learning, talking with White Flower Farm staff, touring our display gardens, shopping from a special selection of plants, and visiting scenic northwestern Connecticut. All talks are held rain or shine in our lecture hall, which is located up the hill behind our retail store on Route 63 in Morris, CT. Lecture attendees may drive up the hill to park closer to the event.

All lectures and workshops start at 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted, and take place in the Farm’s lecture room located in the upper parking lot.

Most events are free. If not, the fee is noted next to the event.

Street Address: 167 Litchfield Road, Morris, CT 06763

Location: On Route 63, 3.5 miles south of the center of Litchfield, CT

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Wednesday, July 22 - 2:00 p.m. Cancelled: Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 2: Flower Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative
<strong>Wednesday, July 22 - 2:00 p.m.</strong> Cancelled: Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 2: Flower Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

This session includes a floral demonstration and favorite book selections by several authors. Learn about new flower arranging styles, materials and how social media has greatly expanded flower arranging concepts. We will be reading from several selections but feel free to share from your favorite flower book.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms by Erin Benzakein

Benzakein's book is equal parts instruction and inspiration, a flower gardening book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this flower book: Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms. Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates. Step by step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic florist design and décor for every season.

The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials by Ariella Chezar

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book provides step-by-step instructions for more than 45 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular and equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreaths, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design.

Handpicked: Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements by Ingrid Carozzi

Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.

Please join us for any session of White Flower Farm’s Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club

We will have a lively discussion on selected titles and varying garden related topics. If possible, we will meet in the White Flower Farm gardens, if weather is not ideal we will meet in our lunchroom. Snacks will be provided. Seating is limited so please register early.

Session 1: Wednesday, May 27th at 2:00, Garden of Marvel: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger Click here

Session 2: Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:00, Flowering Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative selections by several authors.

Session 3: Wednesday, September 16th at 2:00, The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen Click here

For your convenience, copies of the books selected will be available for checkout at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT two months before the discussion. The book group name is White Flower Farm Bookworms. Books maybe checked out with any valid Connecticut library card and returned to any Connecticut library.

Wednesday, September 16 - 2:00 p.m. Cancelled: Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 3: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
<strong>Wednesday, September 16 - 2:00 p.m.</strong> Cancelled: Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 3: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow. As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.

Please join us for any session of White Flower Farm’s Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club

We will have a lively discussion on selected titles and varying garden related topics. If possible, we will meet in the White Flower Farm gardens, if weather is not ideal we will meet in our lunchroom. Snacks will be provided. Seating is limited so please register early.

Session 1: Wednesday, May 27th at 2:00, Garden of Marvel: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger Click here Session 2: Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:00, Flowering Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative selections by several authors. Click here Session 3: Wednesday, September 16th at 2:00, The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

For your convenience, copies of the books selected will be available for checkout at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT two months before the discussion. The book group name is White Flower Farm Bookworms. Books maybe checked out with any valid Connecticut library card and returned to any Connecticut library.

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