~by Liz Chehayl

Guests at the “Garden Party” at the 2011 Naples Flower Show enjoyed abundant sunshine, magnificent designs and gorgeous horticulture.  Our 3226 partygoers (visitors) were greeted by Garden Club members twirling colorfully decorated parasols—a much-photographed aspect of the Show.  Designs and Educational Exhibits had room to breathe and be seen in the Buehler Auditorium.  Party hats, cakes and gift boxes–the Artistic Crafts– shared space with interesting Invitational Exhibits in the Lecture Room.  Green plants and colorful bromeliads and flowers stretched the entire length of the Loggia and into our Garden Club office.  Vendors of plants, jewelry, art plus admission to the Naples Botanical Garden  . . . this was definitely a very full day.

Kathleen Hawryluk and her team will have a complete report, including the award winners and many photographs, in our next Naples Garden Club Newsletter.

Photo of Anne Kinsley, Linda Hyde and Jean Lemmon by Judy Brzoska.