Lunchtime Lectures

Enjoy a delicious light lunch catered by Meriwether-Godsey while learning from demonstrations on flower arranging, cooking, healthy eating, and more.

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Lecture Schedule, April – August 2015

Farm Fresh Ideas for Spring Produce | April 16

Chris Blain, Executive Chef for Virginia’s Governor’s Mansion, demonstrates and discusses preparations for early spring vegetables.


Yesterday and Today: Classic French Floral Design | June 3

Designer David Pippin demonstrates late 19th-century floral design with garden flowers, then creates a contemporary interpretation of the style.