Saturday, March 29, 2003

Flower show speakers, events

By Joy Kraft
The Cincinnati Enquirer

The flower show will be April 23-27 at Coney Island, a new location this year. The lecture series and other special events will be at Coney's Moonlite Pavilion.

Other Lecture Series speakers and special events:

• Floral designer Pam Smith, director of marketing for Miami-based Nature's Flowers, will discuss "Easy and Irresistible! Stylish Decorating Solutions" 11 a.m. April 24. Smith, known for using everyday flowers and containers from readily available sources, is former special events coordinator for Teleflora. Cost: $20, includes show admission.

• Featured at a tea and fashion show 2:30 p.m. April 25 will be Debra Moreland, founder of Paris, Reading tiara and accessories design company. Moreland has created tiaras for many celebrities, and her designs are seen frequently in magazines such as Vogue and InStyle Cost: $30, includes tea and show admission.

• At a dinner 6 p.m. April 25, Sir Richard Carew Pole, president of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in Great Britain, will speak about his ancestral home and gardens in Cornwall. The dinner will benefit the Cincinnati Preservation Association and Friends of the Royal Horticultural Society. The Cincinnati Flower Show is the only North American flower show endorsed by the RHS. Cost: $60, includes dinner and show admission.

• Spring Fling, "A Tribute to Italy'' party with music by Johnny Clueless, 6 p.m.-midnight April 25.Cost: $40 per person; advance reservations required.

• Craig Summers Black, senior garden editor for Better Homes & Gardens, will talk about "Six Winning ways to Jump-Start Your Garden This Spring" 2 p.m. April 26. An award-winning garden writer and photographer, Black gardens on eight acres in Madison County, Iowa. Cost: Free to show visitors.

• Afternoon teas, 2:30 p.m. April 23 and 24. Cost: $30 April 23 and $50 April 24 (second tea benefits Every Child Succeeds). Both teas include show admission.

• A Mother-Daughter Tea, a flower show tradition, will feature a Mad Cap Puppet Theater production of Tales from the Madcap Treasure Chest 2:30 p.m. April 27. Cost: $30 adults, $20 for children 12 and under, includes show admission.

To purchase lecture or tea tickets, visit or call 872-5194.


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