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Stamford Garden Club Hosts Flower Show

Apr 29, 2011 12:37PM

Anne Ramsey will be honored at the Celebration Party for the “TimeScapes” Flower Show and the Stamford Garden Club’s 90th Birthday on Friday, May 20 at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Bendel Mansion. The Garden Club’s honorary chairman, Mrs. Ramsey has been a pioneer and effective proponent for conservation and environmental issues for most of her life and has received numerous local and national awards for her dedication. She worked with Gloria Anable on the Mianus Gorge project, established in 1954. They helped to find funds to protect this beautiful park and to keep the area from being developed into housing. Anne received a Founders Fund Award from the Garden Clubs of America for this project. At a time when many longstanding garden club members might focus solely on their own gardens or rest on their laurels, Anne continues to be a dynamo. She is indefatigable and dedicated as well as loved and respected.

  The Stamford Garden Club will present its Flower Show , “TimeScapes”, in association with the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. The Show will feature displays of floral arranging, horticulture, photography, botanical jewelry, conservation and children’s gardening programs. The Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s exhibit, “The Nature of Our Collections,” featuring some of the most valuable and unique objects the Museum has collected over its 75 years, will serve as a backdrop to enhance and lend inspiration to the Flower Show participants. This exhibit will include sculptures by Gutson Borglum, paintings by John Singer Sargent, Guy Pene du Bois and others, astrological chromolithographs by Etienne Leopold Trouvelot, Native American artifacts and farm implements. The children’s gardening programs will include composting, bee keeping and the challenges of growing lettuce.

The public is invited to share in the TimeScapes Celebration on Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stamford Museum’s Bendel Mansion, located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. Donations are $75. Proceeds will be used to further civic projects in the Stamford area. Flower Show entrance is included with admission to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The event will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. For information call 202.322.1646 or visit StamfordMuseum.org

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