Wellington Garden Club To Host Petite Flower Show Event At Mall

Carol Coleman, Joan Kaplan and Linda DeSanti display a petite exhibition table design.

The Wellington Garden Club will host its Petite Flower Show “It’s a Small World” in the Grand Court on the lower level of the Mall at Wellington Green on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show’s theme, “It’s a Small World,” was inspired by exquisitely crafted doll houses created by garden club member and Wellington resident Carol Coleman. Visitors will see multiple doll houses of all sizes and shapes surrounded by incredible petite floral designs, ranging in size from 5 inches to 12 inches tall, and superb horticulture specimens that are naturally small or dwarf, as well as whimsical botanical arts, special educational, photography and youth exhibits, all of which illustrate the theme.

An added feature on Saturday is a raffle of a wide variety of items, including gift certificates to restaurants, admission to local attractions like the Morikami Museum, Rapids Water Park and Lion Country Safari, several gift certificates for area florists, a unique “lottery tree” and much more.

Sunday’s added attractions include an “Ask the Experts” booth staffed by Florida Master Gardeners and hourly presentations from noon to 4 p.m. on a wide variety of subjects, including aquaponic gardening, Plant America with Trees sponsored by National Garden Clubs, tips on growing fruit trees and how to garden with native plants to attract wildlife, which will include vouchers for free native plants at selected nurseries.

“The Mall at Wellington Green is thrilled to be the host site for this truly unique event,” said Rachelle Crain, marketing director for the Mall at Wellington Green. “The Petite Flower Show is sure to delight everyone.”

The Wellington Garden Club is a nonprofit organization with more than 135 members that has been serving local communities since 1981. A member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs Inc., the club’s mission is to further the education of members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, and to promote environmental awareness and the conservation of natural resources. Visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org to learn more.