Art in Bloom Luncheon
Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Vero Beach Museum of Art will once again present the delightful Art in Bloom Luncheon on March 12, 2015. In addition to the incredibly creative Art in Bloom exhibition by our talented floral designers and a wonderful lunch catered by Elizabeth D. Kennedy and Co, Inc., we will feature a presentation on the Flowers of Downton Abbey by Bruce Bailey of Heavy Petal Nursery.

Come and explore the stunning floral arrangements on view throughout the Museum's galleries. The original creations are the work of the community's top floral designers, inspired by the Museum's permanent collection and select special exhibitions.

The Art in Bloom Luncheon has become the hottest ticket in town, and also includes a “Viewers’ Choice Award” and fashion show. This year's event is co-chaired by Kathy Saxe and Beth Werwaiss. To make your reservation, please call Museum Events Manager Jody Zwergel, (772) 231-0707, ext. 111.

The Flowers of Downton Abbey
Presented by Bruce Bailey


Flowers of Downton Abbey
The wildly popular BBC period drama is taking the country by storm and influencing the way we are escaping to our own “estates.” And while it is not likely any one of us will ever garden on the scale of Downton Abbey or Highclere Castle (the actual estate and magnificent star of the show) we will explore the importance of flowers, arrangements, and the gardens of the Edwardian Era as well as look at some of the contemporary gardening happening at Highclere.

Bruce Bailey is the owner of Heavy Petal Nursery, “where plants rock,” in Moses Lake, Washington. Bruce is an accomplished lifestyle and garden consultant, container designer and foodie. He is a passionate horticulturist with a background in art history and design, and an accomplished interior designer. Heavy Petal Nursery provides an unconventional selection of gardening products for a unique shopping experience, with new varieties and surprising introductions of garden-worthy plants, as well as old fashioned and unjustly forgotten favorites. He shares his viewpoints, insights and opinions via social media, speaking engagements nationwide and through his soon to be published book. When Bruce is not speaking publicly, he can be found working in the greenhouse at his nursery, promoting farmers markets and local foods, or working with his heritage poultry on the family ranch.

After the Luncheon, the Celebration Continues with Workshops and More!
Seating is limited for both events, so sign up today!

Friday, March 13, 10:00am

Edwardian Flowers: Arranging the Downton Abbey Look
Floral demonstration with Bruce Bailey in the Leonhardt Auditorium

Directly following Bruce's floral demonstration, join him in the Beckwith Sculpture Park for tea, light fare and conversation.

$50 per person (includes demo and tea)



Saturday, March 14, 10:00am

Florida Flowers: Pots and Perennials
Gardening workshop with Rock City Gardens in the Laura and Bill Buck Atrium

$25 per person - SOLD OUT!



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