Lunchtime Lectures and Evening Demonstrations/Tastings

Enjoy delicious food provided by the Garden’s caterer, Meriwether-Godsey, while participating in demonstrations on flower arranging, cooking, mixology, healthy eating, and more.  Lunchtime Lectures include a light lunch.  Garden to Glass Evening Demonstrations include beverage samples, hors d’ oeuvres, and admission to Flowers After Five (through September 14).

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Lecture and Tasting Schedule, August-December 2017

Lunchtime Lectures

Farm to Table: Arranging with Locally Sourced Materials | September 21

Designer David Pippin creates arrangements from materials found locally, and, as a plus, shows you techniques to stabilize your arrangements without the use of floral foam or other petroleum-based products.

Fall Soups with Chef Anne | October 18

Learn tips and tricks for  mastering the art of making delicious soups and stews with Meriwether-Godsey’s Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala.  Chef Anne will showcase three soups: one vegetarian, one cream-based and one hearty stew.

Dueling Designers Do Holiday Designs | November 15

Designers David Pippin and Al Brockwell return for this popular face off, as they take whatever the Garden throws at them to create designs suitable for the holiday season!

Garden to Glass: Evening Demonstrations and Tastings

Honey-Infused Cocktails | August 17

Discover why honey-infused cocktails are “the bee’s knees” as you learn of many of the delicious ways “nature’s sweetener” can be used to enhance your favorite summer beverages.

Cocktails from Late Summer’s Bounty | September 14

Learn how to use smoked, charred and grilled produce from the late summer harvest to create delicious craft cocktails and accompanying hors d’ oeuvres.

Prost! | October 26

Say Prost! (Cheers! in German) while you take a sipping tour of Germany through some of the region’s delicious adult beverages, including beer, wine, traditional German alcoholic punch recipes and a German-themed cocktail.

Holiday Cocktails for a Crowd | November 16

Get into the holiday spirit as you learn to make tasty and festive craft cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests and are easy to produce for a crowd.

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