GRANVILLE — The Slate Valley Museum will welcome the Tri-County Garden Club for its 2022 Flower Show on Saturday, Aug. 6.
The theme of this year’s event is “Romancing the Stone.” All the floral designs in the show’s eight categories will be connected to slate. The Club was inspired by artifacts displayed in the museum and is requiring entries in several categories to incorporate historic items into their designs.
Since the museum’s objects cannot be used to house plant material, the group is asking the community to help by loaning similar objects for members to use in the show. The Club is specifically looking for multi-piece metal dinner pails, hammers, chisels, rippers, etc. Borrowed items would in no way be harmed since they would be used only as decorative accessories to the designs.
If you wish to lend items for the Flower Show, please contact Tri-County Garden Club member Molly Celani at 518-642-9765. She will discuss the objects with you and arrange for pickup or drop off. The Flower Show is scheduled for the first Saturday in August and items would be needed by early July.
Anyone with general questions about the Garden Show should also contact Celani at 518-642-9475 or email at [email protected]. More details about the public viewing event will be available this summer.
About the Slate Valley Museum: The Slate Valley Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Special “mask-only” hours only for visitors who will wear masks are Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum is located at 17 Water Street in Granville.
The Tri-County Garden Club is the local branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association, founded in 1914 as a worldwide environmental group comprised of branches, garden clubs and special interest environmental organizations all over the world.
Louisa King, of nearby Hartford, NY was one of the original founders and served as its first president from 1914 to 1921. Each year they make donations to the National Arboretum in Washington, DC, support a perennial garden at Double H Ranch in Luzerne for seriously ill children and make donations to local fire and emergency squads.
The Tri-County Branch is involved in many gardening projects locally and offers scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors pursuing an agriculture or horticulture career.
The funds raised at their annual Flower Shows are designated to support the funding for scholarships in the Tri-County area.
More information is available at SlateValleyMuseum.org.