The Olde Ripton Garden Club 40th Anniversary Year continues with a presentation by Trish Manfredi, on Monday, May 2. Manfredi is an accredited National Garden Club Flower Show Judge, and was Design Chair for the Connecticut Judges Council for five years, before becoming vice chair for the 2015-2016. She received the CT Federation of Garden Clubs Tribute Award for Design in 2012, and has been chair of judges for the CT State Flower Show for four years. She is a member of Country Gardeners of Glastonbury Garden Club and Creative Arrangers of Connecticut. She holds a doctorate in Educational Research.
Her presentation features exciting uses of color and texture. Manfredi will create five unique floral designs for the home using everyday and unusual containers. She’ll combine fresh flowers, foliage, fruits and vegetables in interesting ways. She’ll include tips and techniques that encourage creativity and make flowering arranging fun.