The Paducah Garden Club announces “Belong to Your Place, the Wisdom of Wendell Berry,” a Garden Club of America Flower Show.
This event will take place at The Carson Center on Tuesday, May 16, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., and Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. THERE IS NO ADMISSION FEE AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
The show will showcase Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography, Needle Art, and Education, along with a variety of exhibits. The writings of prolific Kentucky author, conservation hero, and National Humanities Medalist Wendell Berry are the genesis of the show. Mr. Berry’s themes stimulate the love of gardening, the study of horticulture, and the protection of the environment. Quotations displayed throughout the show are a reminder to slow down, observe one’s surroundings and revere one’s home place. A special presentation to highlight Mr. Berry’s works and message will open the Flower Show at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, on the Carson Center stage. Representatives from The Berry Center will be present.
The Flower Show is also part of Paducah’s 10th-anniversary celebration as a UNESCO-designated Creative City of Folk Art. Four quilts from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah will be on display and interpreted through Floral Design.
Paducah Garden Club is one of only three clubs in Kentucky to hold membership in the Garden Club of America and the only one in Western Kentucky. Founded in 1913, the GCA is a nonprofit national organization composed of 200 cubs with nearly 18,000 members who devote energy and expertise to projects in their communities and across the United States. Paducah Garden Club is a non-profit service organization with an active membership of 40.