Nov 13, 2022
Lancaster Community Center
6:30PM (due to special guests)
This month's speaker a stranger to no one here.
Combine psychology, art, gardens and coffee, and you have Lorraine Lee. Known for her program design and national presentations, she takes on challenging responsibilities like training educators and counseling caregivers. She’s a dedicated and active URI Master Gardener a Past Chairman of Horticultural Therapy for Massachusetts State Garden Clubs and current Massachusetts Landscape Design Council member, she is dedicated to preserving historic gardens and sites while encouraging young people to be good stewards of our communities. Lorraine earned her Certificate in Botanical Arts at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Certificate in Horticultural Therapy from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Master's degree in Counseling and Education from Providence College and her Bachelors degree from Notre Dame de Namur University in California. Lorraine also is certified as a support group facilitator for Alzheimer’s Association. When she’s not doing research and curriculum design Lorraine likes to spend time with her husband James.
People have come to Williamsburg from the world over at Christmas time to see the unique, artfully created doorway decorations made from natural materials grown in the region and delight indoor banisters, tabletops, mantels, living rooms with gorgeous trees all lovingly designed not in the way it looked in the early 1700s but a 20th century style.
Beautiful fruit towers (also known as pyramids and cones) were displayed in pairs or triplicate on white tablecloths in the 1700s. Symbolizing Heaven, they added elegance at holidays as well as year-round dinner parties and balls of the wealthy. Today's towers have been recreated and enhanced.
I hope you will get ideas for your own holiday as I demonstrate how to make a fruit tower and share the botanical decoration that is Williamsburg and its history in the 20th century. Southern hospitality is real and one of the main reasons I travel to the South as often as possible.
Lancaster Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Massachusetts, P.O. Box 22, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561