The Garden Club Council of Fort Worth’s annual Flowercade will be presented at the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center at the Botanic Gardens Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Drive, Fort Worth. This year’s theme is titled “Circus Fun Fair (Lion, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!)"
The flower show is open to the public for viewing at no charge on Saturday, April 7, 12-6 p.m. through Sunday, April 8, 1-5 p.m. Market Day, with opportunities to purchase plants, rose bushes and gardening-related items, will be held on Saturday.
The standard flower show is guaranteed to generate fun for both Garden Clubs and the public! Garden Club designers will create floral arrangements inspired by divisions titled “Unchained Beast”, “Popcorn, Peanuts and Cotton Candy”, “Clown Cars” and “Circus Magic”.
The show will also include horticulture exhibits of plants grown successfully by participants and offers the opportunity to view new varieties of horticulture specimens. Guests may evaluate plants to add to their own collection.
According to Donna Womack, President of the Garden Club Council of Fort Worth, there will be a significant display of annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, and tubers in addition to container grown plants by the 33 member clubs.
The Fort Worth Iris Society, which promotes the growing and exhibition of Irises, is staging their flower show in conjunction with Flowercade. The irises will provide a kaleidoscope of color in the horticulture division. The Fort Worth Rose Society will also be staging their flower show and will contribute lovely scents and sights.
With a flower show comes the thrill of an award for artistic achievement or recognition for growing something fine and beautiful. The Garden Club Council of Fort Worth invites you to attend flowercade to get ideas and share the pleasure of gardening.
For further information contact: GCCFortWorth@gmail.com
Love blossoms. Love inevitably fades. The perfect union is not always so perfect. This season, Fort Worth Opera invites Festival audiences to step onto the battlefield of love and witness three intimate tales of desire, doubt, fear, and longing with Brief Encounters.
This riveting trio of 15-minute pocket operas by acclaimed composer-librettist Mark Adamo (Avow); Fort Worth Opera Artistic Director Joe Illick (Feel The Tango); and award-winning composer Jake Heggie (Again), explore the expectations about marriage versus the reality of “till death do us part.” Four rising stars of the opera world — soprano Maren Weinberger (The Barber of Seville, Buried Alive | Embedded), mezzo-soprano Kate Tombaugh, tenor Javier Abreu (Before Night Falls), baritone Samuel Schultz, are joined by international operatic bass and Broadway actor Zachary James to bring these mini-operas to life.
AVOW highlights the anxieties of a couple about to be married, along with the eagerness of the bride’s mother, the other-worldliness of the celebrant, and the lessons learned by the ghost of the groom’s father, which he tries to pass on to his son before he ties the knot.
AGAIN is a behind-the-scenes look at the four main protagonists of I Love Lucy. Ricky and Lucy have a rocky marriage and Ethel and Fred can only enable them. In this modern fable, the composer has used iconic figures from the world of classic American television to examine the darker side of relationships.
FEEL THE TANGO follows the fortunes of Sandy and Joe, who have apparently been married for way too long. On this particular Friday night, when they go to their usual Spanish restaurant after a film, the waiter and waitress are strangely attentive, and something feels distinctly different.
Show dates: April 29th, 5:00 pm, April 30th, 7:30 pm, and May 1st, 7:30 pm.
Purchase tickets at FWopera.org
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Greater Fort Worth Herb Society will host its 32nd annual Herb Festival. This FUN event, held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, can be equally enjoyed by both gardeners and non-gardeners because the festival isn't merely a plant sale; it's a day sprinkled with interesting speakers and studded with a host of awesome vendors offering a wide variety of unique items. Bring your family and friends and spend thyme shopping for "scent"sational handmade herbal soaps and lotions; beautiful handcrafted baskets, pottery, ceramics, artwork, and jewelry; nature crafts; garden structures and decor; herbal pet products; specialty kitchenware and household products; award-winning handmade cheeses; and much more. There’s even a SILENT AUCTION (9:00 - 12:30)!
Festival hours are from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission is $4.00 per person (CASH ONLY). Children under age 12 are admitted free. PLEASE NOTE: Most of our vendors accept credit and debit cards; but some require payment in cash. (An on-site ATM is available.) To learn more about the Greater Fort Worth Herb Society and/or Herb Festival, look for us on Facebook.