April 11, 2013 – Des Moines, IA
Seattle-based gardener and garden writer Debra Prinzing likes a challenge, so she set out to design and to photograph one bouquet every week for an entire year using only flowers from her garden and local farmers. Her beautiful new book,Slow Flowers, is the inspiration for a talk and demonstration at a luncheon May 7 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
An annual event, the spring floral design luncheon is an important fundraiser for the Friends of the Botanical Garden. The silent auction and book signing at 11 a.m. begin the event.
The noon luncheon features a slow food-inspired menu with local ingredients, in keeping with the locally grown and seasonal theme.
After lunch, Prinzing shares images from her latest book,Slow Flowers,and creates floral designs working entirely with fresh cuts from Des Moines area gardens.
Reservations are essential as limited space is available. To reserve your place or purchase autographed copies of Prinzing’s books, visit dmbotanicalgarden.com, Events & Programs and click Adult Education. Or you may also contact Amanda Jordan at 515.323.6265 or email email@example.com. Tickets are $90 each; a table for eight is $700 (a portion is tax deductible).
Prinzing, an outdoor living expert, writes and lectures on gardens and home design. She has a background in textiles, journalism, landscape design and horticulture. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. Her books includeThe 50 Mile Bouquet,Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways,The Abundant Gardenand this year’sSlow Flowers. She is the current president of the Garden Writers Association.
All events take place at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines.
On January 1, 2013 the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden launched a new beginning. After years of planning, a bold vision, generous community support and a new staff, the Botanical Garden assumed operatorship of a 34-year old conservatory and 14 acres of land bordering the Des Moines River. Armed with a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, we are a garden now. The Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit institution with ten years of operating support at $645,000 per year from the City of Des Moines, Des Moines Water Works and Bravo Greater Des Moines. In addition, the Phase II Endowment goal will grow the total endowment to $3.6 million.