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    Thank You!

    Thank you for making Flora in Winter 2014 a great event! Stay tuned for Flora in Winter 2015.


    Above: John Farnham, Gentleman-Pensioner to Elizabeth I, Steven van der Meulen; Sandra Tosches, Greenleaf Garden Club of Milford Full Image

    Thursday, January 23 - Sunday, January 26, 2014

    Breathtaking flowers bloom in the galleries during our annual Flora in Winter four-day fundraiser. During this premier floral design event, skilled arrangers from across the region create captivating and imaginative interpretations of artworks in virtually every gallery of the Museum. It is a succulent feast for the eyes and spirit in the middle of winter.

    Sponsored by:

    people's united bank logounum

    Special thanks to our Flora in Winters Chairs:
    Kim Cutler, Kathy Michie, Sarah Ribeiro and Robin Whitney


    Members: Free during exhibition hours; $25 for Flora Euphoria! with RSVP or $30 at the door.
    Nonmembers: $20 during exhibition hours; $45 for Flora Euphoria! with RSVP or $50 at the door.

    Members Enjoy Free Admission

    Members enjoy free admission for all four days except for Flora Euphoria!
    Call 508.799.4406 x3122 or click here to purchase your Membership.

    Art / Map

    flora in winter map 2014

    Downloadable event map (pdf)



    Click here to get even more info about your favorite Flora pieces!

    Celebration Party
    Flora Euphoria!: Courtly Pleasures

    Thursday, January 23, 5:30-8pm
    Renaissance Court/Galleries

    Thank you for making this a great event!

    In anticipation of our Knights exhibition in March, Flora Euphoria! will transport you to the time of King Arthur while you feast on inspired interpretations, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Enjoy wandering minstrels and period costumed performers as we celebrate Flora in Winter and the integration of arms and armor into our renowned collection.

    We would like to thank 4th Wall Stage Company and Kurt Hultgren from Holy Cross Theater Costume Department for supplying the actors and costumes for the evening.

    Click here to see photos
    from Flora Euphoria!: Courtly Pleasures

    Interpretive Challenge Class Demonstration:
    A Floral Joust: Lords and Ladies

    floral arranging

    Friday, January 24, 3-4:30pm
    Renaissance Court

    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.

    Watch and learn as 2 ladies and 2 lords craft spontaneous floral designs inspired by the Wall at WAM: Robert and & Shana ParkeHarrison. The challenge: the floral designers do not know what floral materials or container they will be using beforehand, and they must finish their arrangement within the allotted time. The finished arrangements will be on view for the duration of Flora and will be raffled off on Sunday, January 26th.

    Come see this battle of the sexes!

    Floral Demonstration, Lunch & Tour: Fearless Flowers


    Saturday, January 25, 12-3pm
    (Snow date: Sunday, January 26, 12-3pm)
    Conference Room/Galleries

    $30 WAM Members; $50 nonmembers (includes Museum admission)

    Reservations required, space is limited.
    Call 508.793.4325.

    Begin the afternoon with a boxed lunch followed by a demonstration by Virginia artist and arranger, Annie Vanderwarker of Fearless Flowers. Learn how to arrange fearlessly, putting together attractive arrangements quickly, easily and with limited floral materials. Flower arrangements will be made in front of your eyes and raffled off-this is not to be missed! You will then join a docent and tour the galleries learning inside details about the art and arrangements at Flora. Come early and stay late-take in the expansive collection and the wonders of Flora.

    Videos and more information: www.fearlessflowers.com

    Demonstration for Kids of All Ages: Origami Flowers


    Sunday, January 26, 11:30am-12:30pm and 12:30-1:30pm
    Museum Library

    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    Back by demand, brothers Dennis and Dave Brannon will teach you and your family how to make origami flowers—take a piece of Flora home with you!


    Sunday, January 26, 2pm
    Renaissance Court

    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.

    We welcome back for the fourth year the Shrewsbury High School Women’s Choir under the direction of Michael Lapomardo and are pleased to present for the first time during Flora The Master Singers To Go under the direction of Matthew Johnsen. These two outstanding choral groups will fill the Renaissance Court with memorable musical selections, including those from medieval times to presage the Knights! exhibition opening in March.

    Public Docent led Tours

    Free with Museum admission

    Friday, January 24: 11:30am, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 5:30, 6:30pm
    Saturday, January 25: 11, 11:30am, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 4, 5:30, 6:30pm
    Sunday, January 26: 11:30am, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3pm

    Arrange a private tour for groups of 10 or more by calling 508.799.4406 x3130.

    Hours & Parking

    Museum & Shop
    Thursday, January 23: 11am-5pm;
    The Museum and Shop reopen from 5:30-8pm for Flora Euphoria!
    Friday, January 24: 11am-8pm
    Saturday, January 25: 10am-8pm
    Sunday, January 26: 11am-5pm

    The Museum Café
    Thursday, January 23: 11am-3pm
    Friday, January 24: 11am-3pm
    Saturday, January 25: 11am-3pm
    Sunday, January 26: 11am-3pm
    For questions, please contact the Café Manager at 508.799.4406 x3068

    Museum Library
    Thursday, January 23: 11am-5pm
    Friday, January 24: 11am-5pm
    Saturday, January 25: 10am-5pm

    Members enjoy free admission for all four days except for at Flora Euphoria!
    Call 508.799.4406 x3122 to purchase your Membership.

    Valet parking will be available throughout Flora in Winter at the Salisbury Street entrance for a fee of $5 per car.


    Relive the magic of Flora 2013 by browsing our Flickr photo galleries:

    Interpretive Designs
    in Galleries

    Professional Designs
    in Public Spaces

    Flower Power at Flora Euphoria!

    Past Flora in Winter celebrations

    Flora in Winter 2013
    Flora in Winter 2012


    Download the Flora in Winter 2014 Press Release