Tuesday, May 12

Check-in & hors d’oeurves 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Presentation 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Intermission 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Optional Workshop 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Garden Pavilion & Terrace

Thank you to our sponsor:

Join Dianne Noland, retired University of Illinois instructor and PBS’ Mid-American Gardener TV personality, as she teaches the principles and elements of floral design while creating beautiful floral arrangements in-time to music. During this fun presentation, Dianne will discuss the care and handling of fresh flowers, principles and elements of floral design, and share her vast experience and passion for flowers. Dianne will be showcasing her signature “floral design to music” where she interprets one of her favorite songs through flowers, all while arranging them during the length of that tune. Prior to the program enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine. Guests may register for an additional hands-on workshop with Dianne to create their own floral arrangement to bring home (space is limited, additional fee applies).

Biography: Dianne Noland loves flowers and gardening! Just recently retired from the University of Illinois, Dianne was a PBS TV personality for 25 years on Mid American Gardener on WILL-TV and shown state-wide. She enjoyed teaching UI classes on floral design and perennials/landscaping for 40 years. The Illinois State Florists’ Association bestowed on her their Hall of Fame Honor. Her students selected her as an Outstanding Instructor every semester. Numerous college, university and national teaching awards came along also, as well as awards for her TV work. Dianne was a co-author of 11 books – 10 on floral design and one on perennials. To sum it up, Dianne loves interacting with people and plants!

Pre-registration for these events is required.



*To attend the workshop, you must attend the presentation. Workshop cannot be purchased separately.

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