Flowers and fine art impress at Ringling in Bloom

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This past weekend the Ringling Museum welcomed visitors to its annual Ringling in Bloom celebration. It was a “fabulous four-day celebration of flowers and fine art.” Throughout the museum’s galleries there were 26 displays designed by 33 floral designers from the region.

This past weekend the Ringling Museum welcomed visitors to its annual Ringling in Bloom celebration. It was a “fabulous four-day celebration of flowers and fine art.” Throughout the museum’s galleries there were 26 displays designed by 33 floral designers from the region.
The event was in celebration of the legacy of Mable Ringling and her love for gardens and gardening. The floral displays were inspired by pieces in each of the galleries, and visitors could take a guided tour throughout the museum.

Along with museum tours, visitors could partake in special events and workshops such as a Bayfront Gardens tour, a flower arranging workshop, botanical tea tasting and a special brunch.
Every year there is a high traffic flow through the museum for this event and this year was no different. Thousands of visitors made their way through the galleries, and impressed comments and the smell of flowers filled the air.

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Display designed by Julie Eisele and Joanne Northrup inspired by the painting The Triumph of the Eucharist Series. Designer Beverly Campbell’s display inspired by the painting Assumption of the Virgin.
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Designer Dorothy Thompson’s arrangement inspired by painting An Act of Mercy.

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