Saturday, February 6, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Tussie-Mussies and the Language of Flowers

Betsy Williams will conduct a second class on Saturday, February 6 (following her morning class on European Table Gardens), when she examines Tussie-Mussies and the Language of Flowers, in the Great Hall at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, from 1 – 2:30 pm.  A tussie-mussie is a nosegay made with fresh flowers and fragrant herbs.  Each flower and herb carries a special message in the unspoken language of flowers.  Made with roses, border carnations, rosemary, and lavender (plus other herbs), then decorated with ribbons and tulle, tussie-mussies are fragrant, beautiful and easy to make.  A token of love and affection since Elizabethan times, a tussie-mussie is an especially thoughtul gift for Valentine’s Day.  Students will learn the history of the language of flowers as they create their nosegays.  $42 for Tower Hill members, $45 for non-members.  Please register by January 30 at