A luncheon and lecture by Kathryn Greeley, author of The Collected Tabletop, is at 11:30 a.m. July 11, with a Volunteer Appreciation Party with special guests Margot Shaw, founder/editor in chief of Flower magazine, and Robert Balentine, CEO of Balentine LLC and lead sponsor, from 4 to 6 p.m. Seven private gardens will be on tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12-13. Tickets for the tour are $80 per person and include lunch on The Bascom Terrace and all of the diverse Flower Show exhibits at The Bascom — flower arrangements, horticulture exhibit and garden photography. The festivities will culminate with a Benefactor Party at 6 p.m. July 14 at The Farm in the Old Edwards Inn.
The festival will feature a special non-judged professional class of floral designers’ arrangements and floral photography show, both on display in The Bascom’s Atrium.