Process behind de Young's Bouquets to Art

The Santa Rosa Garden Club offers a chance to see the creative process behind the de Young Museum's longstanding Bouquets to Art with a demonstration by one of the event's veteran floral designers.

Marsha Heckman, who has also written seven books on floral design, will create arrangements inspired by the works of five Sonoma County artists during a special workshop on March 7. At the same time she share tricks of her trade.

Bouquets to Art, now in it's 30th year, invites leading Bay Area floral designers to create elaborate arrangements inspired by select paintings within the museum's collection.

Heckman, of Marin, is well-known in her field and was recently invited to work in the White House flower shop for a week.

Bouquets will be auctioned off after the presentation and door prizes to the de Young Bouquets to Art exhibit March 18-23 will be given away.

The workshop, running from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., is a fund-raiser for the club's Santa Rosa Junior College horticultural scholarship program. Tickets may be purchased by sending a check for $25, made payable to SR Garden Club, PO Box 251, Cotati, CA 94931. Seating is limited. The event will be held at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. For information call 537-6885 or email gardenclubevents@yahoo.com.


The Sonoma County Agriculture and Open Space District is leading a 5-year effort to develop a detailed vegetation map for all of Sonoma County. Members of the mapping team will give a presentation about the project before the Milo Baker Chapter of The California Native Plant Society on Feb. 18.

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