Here’s a chance to be in the open air, breathe freely, and dig deep into peonies. Peony season is in June.
Glance at the Day
The day begins with a short springtime tour of Bear Creek Farm. The dwellings are careful, award-winning restorations of historic architecture. Both gardens and farm areas are integrated together to form a homogenous feel to the property. As we stroll among the blooms, you’ll learn about our growing techniques, which include an amalgamation of old and new. You’ll see features in progress such as woodland restorations and learn how these environments are renewed.
Following the tour, Bear Creek Farm founder, Debra Kaye, concentrates on growing peonies, getting a great start, special tips, why some varieties require different maintenance, the decisions we made, why they may or may not be right for you, questions and answers.
Next is lunch, which provides not only a break to get ready for the day’s centerpiece event, but also a great moment to forge new friendships with those who love flowers and appreciate the beauty of art.
In the afternoon, industry star and fashion designers go-to, Taylor Patterson will discuss her approach to design, what she loves about the opportunities and challenges that designing with peonies provide and will lead a demonstration offering tips and tricks to creating a beautiful (and playful) arrangement. Taylor pushes her students to seek out the whimsy when designing and to push their ideas of what an arrangement should or should not look like. “Creating an arrangement however simple or complex is an extension of oneself. It’s an opportunity to be true to your creative self and to your tastes”
Whether you’re a hobbyist or have any level of flower arranging experience, seeing and learning the tricks of the trade from amazing Taylor Patterson will take your creativity and design skills to the next level. When you learn from a top pro, you’ll find tips that you never knew existed to make composition and arranging so much easier!
Afterward you design your own arrangement. No need to worry about supplies as everything is provided for you!