• Lyrical Line

    Lyrical Line
    July Peonies
    East and Western perspectives on the art of flower arranging. with Lorraine Beswick and Nancy McCabe

    Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    ARCAC ArtsPlace
    396 St. George St., Annapolis Royal

    The why of flowers . The choice and placement of containers; A demonstration of the two interpretations using the same plant material Students should bring a dish or vase , pruning shears and a frog or small stones if they have such.

    Nancy and Lorraine have been working with flowers for many years, demonstrating, providing arrangements. Nancy has long studied formal Ikebana . Lorraine is known for her gardens as well as her flowers.

    For further information, please contact the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council at 902 532 7069 or

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  • The Art of Arrangement, August

    August arrangement
    Flowers simple, flowers lovely, flowers glorious. In the guest room.  On the kitchen windowsill, the breakfast tray, the dining room table.  A tussy-mussy for a friend. A single blossom snipped spontaneously.

    It is Summer time and the possibilities are almost infinite. 

  • The Art of Arrangement, July

    Peony Arrangement

    Hestercombe to Rosemoor: Hidcote to Stowe | British Gardening Through The Centuries

    Lorraine Beswick was the guide for a two-week tour of British gardens organized by Sacajawea Tours.

    Inspiration for gardening comes from many sources. The writings of the British gardener Beth Chatto led Lorraine to Rosemary Verey, Penelope Hobhouse, Roy Genders, Christopher Lloyd, Graham Stuart Thomas and further back in time to the writings of Vita Sackville-West, Eleanor Sinclair Rhodes, Gertrude Jekyll, E.A. Bowles, A.T. Johnson, William Robinson and Robert Fortune. Suspecting that she is not alone in considering many of these to be ‘close friends’ and mentors, we now extend an invitation to join us as we visit some of their gardens, walk in person some of their paths and see their imaginings from some of their garden benches.
  • Lorraine Beswick and Nina Newington

    Photo: Christine Igot

    Getting the Most out of Your Garden

    Two Gardeners Banter

    Not only do we banter, but we are undaunted! Not the chilly winds nor driving rains of hurricanes hold us back from sharing our delights of gardening.

    This series of workshops was offered by myself and Nina Newington at our gardens in Karsdale and Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia. View the photo gallery »