Art Gardens

The 8th Antiques & Gardeners’ Fair comes to the Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 E. Broad St.) September 15-17, with unbelievable home and garden treasures.

With past attendance reaching more than 6,000, this is one of the Conservatory’s largest fundraisers, and is expected to raise more than $160,000 this year. Karen Fiorile, Women’s Board President, says that this event is not to be missed.

Visitors will have the opportunity to shop more than 40 distinguished antique and garden accessory dealers from across America, offering fine antiques, garden furnishings, collectibles, art, botanical jewelry, garden accessories and plants. New this year will be specially designed garden vignettes created by local landscape companies.

The fair provides attendees with valuable decorating, collecting and gardening tips, as well as a resource for one-of-a-kind home and garden décor. “[This] is a great place to shop and learn about the latest trends being featured in current home and garden magazines,” says fair chairperson, Cindy Rasmussen.  “Our diversity of dealers provides something for every visitor.”  

This year’s featured speakers will offer dynamic presentations by nationally known experts Stephen Orr and Renny Reynolds. Orr is a garden editor of House & Garden magazine and has appeared on CBS’ The Early Show, MSNBC, NBC and HGTV.  Reynolds has designed floral arrangements, dinners, and events for a long list of celebrities and distinguished locations, including The White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Diana Ross.

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