I was asked to represent Flower Duet as a guest lecturer at The Banning Museum for its Celebration of Roses Day on May 3, 2014. The Rose Society displayed their home grown roses and there was a lecture on growing garden roses in addition to my lecture on how to arrange with roses. Here are some photos from that day.
About the Banning Museum
In the heart of Wilmington sits a little-known treasure, The Banning Museum. Phineas Banning—entrepreneur, the founder of the city of Wilmington, and “the Father of the Port of Los Angeles”—built the 23-room residence in 1864. In 1927 the residence, stagecoach barn, and the surrounding 20 acres of parkland were acquired by the City of Los Angeles.
Address: 401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744
Tours: No reservations are necessary except for groups of ten or larger.
- Tuesday – Thursday: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
- Saturday – Sunday: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Celebration of Roses 2014
All were welcome to join everyone for a very special day in the garden! All participants who brought roses from their own garden received a small gift for sharing. In addition to Kit’s lecture and floral design demonstration, Gloria Leinbach talked about “Why we celebrate Roses.” There was a children’s activity where kids could make their own rose petal potpourri. And a chance for all to sample a taste of history through rose tea & desserts. Rose experts were on hand to discuss roses and answer questions.