The Art of Flowers Luncheon set for Thursday, May 11

The Art of Flowers Luncheon set for Thursday, May 11

Join us for an elegant luncheon to celebrate the art of floral arranging while helping to support Myriad Gardens Foundation. Co-chaired by Annie Bohanon and Dannie Bea Hightower, guests will enjoy a garden-to-table seasonal lunch prepared by Chef Kamala Gamble.

Dundee Butcher, a master floral arranger and owner of the fashionable Russian River Flower School in Napa Valley, California, will demonstrate how to create gorgeous floral arrangements you can make for special occasions or everyday enjoyment.

A native of Texas, Dundee was trained at the elite McQueens School of Flowers in London. With a style that is a mix of English tradition combined with West Coast casual, her impressive resumé includes creating arrangements for members of the British Royal Family.

Enjoy watching the creation of artful arrangements while being entertained by her stories of making custom arrangements for such famous names and places as Kensington Palace, Victoria and Albert Museum and the celebrated five-star London hotels Claridge’s and Brown’s.

Master of Ceremonies will be Linda Cavanaugh, Oklahoma’s News Channel 4.

 

 

Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Challenge Grant

This event serves to raise funds for the Myriad Gardens Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages Myriad Botanical Gardens. Funds will be used toward meeting a Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation challenge grant to establish a permanent endowment for spring bulb displays for the delight and enjoyment of all in our community.

Dundee Butcher

“I opened Russian River Flower School in 2013 after training and working with some of the top floral design houses in London for many years. As well as teaching, I was privileged to create arrangements for a variety of events and occasions, including private parties, intimate dinners, corporate functions, weddings and even a palace!

My vision has been to fuse what I learned working in a more formal style of floristry in Europe with the excitement of the natural beauty and materials found in abundance in Northern California, to teach a form of ‘unstructured formality.’ It is also to teach people to wander with their eyes open, see differently and enjoy the creative process.”

 

Facts on Art of Flowers Luncheon

  • Thursday, May 11, 11:30am-1pm
  • Park House Events Center
  • Tickets $150 each. Sponsorships available
  • Contact Debora Morey (405) dmorey@myriadgardens.org