In Japan, presentation influences so much – food, flowers, tea. But Japan is not the only culture this workshop will be inspired by. There are wonderful, exciting flower arrangement traditions from many cultures and this workshop will draw from them. July 23 from 10 – 3 is the perfect time for the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, West StockbridgeÂ to offer a flower-oriented workshop as there will be many flowers to choose from in our gardens. Participants will use basketry materials, papers and metal screening to “wrap flowers” in a new way. Be prepared to be newly excited about presenting the flowers you already love to live with and give as gifts.
Nancy Moore Bess is a master basket maker and exhibits her baskets worldwide. She has championed Japanese basketry in the west and is the author of Bamboo in Japan. She teaches basket making workshops throughout the United States including for the Haystack School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine. Her popular workshops always sell out. BBG members $75, nonmembers $85, plus a $20 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.Â To register, log on to www.berkshirebotanical.org, or call 413-298-3926.