A Spring Day at the Walters

Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
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Lecture & Floral Demonstration
Luncheon and book signing to follow

Lecture & Luncheon $95 / Lecture $50

Enjoy a floral design and lifestyle lecture by Southern tastemaker James Farmer, a professional garden and floral and interior designer as well as a cook, author, and lifestyle expert. Farmer is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling garden book A Time to Plant as well as Sip & Savor, Porch Living, and Dinner on the Grounds, among others. Farmer will also be available to sign copies of his most recent title A Place to Call Home, which will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. A luncheon following the lecture will feature tabletops created by local designers, inspired by art from the Walters’ collection.

Hosted by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum. Proceeds benefit the Walters and its education programs and exhibitions.

Thank you to our sponsors:


  • Potomac Floral Wholesale, Inc.

Media Sponsor

  • 88.1 WYPR

Camellia Sponsors

  • Ellen Bernard
  • David R. and Ann G. Giroux
  • Marilyn A. Pedersen
  • Judy Phares
  • Lynn Plack, Hubble Bisbee of Long & Foster Real Estate
  • Karen & Michael Smith

Dahlia Sponsors

  • Anne N. Apgar
  • Marta (Chi Chi) Bosworth
  • Mary Carpenter
  • Kelly Dettmann
  • Barbara Guarnieri
  • Hord Coplan Macht
  • Michelle Kunisch
  • Andrea B. Laporte
  • Yvonne Lenz
  • Faith Millspaugh
  • Jeff Palkovitz, in memory of Jill Palkovitz
  • Stephen & Betsy Scott
  • Alexandra Secor
  • Catherine Tucker
  • Therese Ulmer
  • Judy Van Dyke

Gardenia Sponsors

  • Missy & Ross Adams
  • Anne D. Bailliere
  • Betsy Bond
  • Eva Brill
  • Barbara & Roger Calvert
  • Guy Flynn & Nupur Parekh Flynn
  • Berthe H. Ford
  • Alicia & Joe Haberman
  • Francie & John Keenan
  • Kim Leahy
  • Carol Macht
  • Kate Markert
  • Kathy Novak
  • Nan & Bill Paternotte
  • Lee Schwark
  • Ann Woodward

Tabletop Designers

  • 8 Boxwood Lane Creative
  • Brian Comes & Ray Mitchener of Ruth Shaw
  • Connie Fitzpatrick & Sharon Waters
  • Floriculture Micro Farm
  • Gray Antiques & Interiors
  • Jenkins Baer Associates
  • Lake Roland Garden Club
  • Gay Legg
  • Simply Beautiful Flowers & Gifts
  • Stephanie Gamble Interiors

April 12, 2019


10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.


$50 – $95


Members, Talks & Lectures


Spring 2019, Spring Day, Women's Committee