With Art and the Bloom this year, our resort will host seven different special events, from workshops to book signings to demonstrations! Individual tickets are available for each event, but if you can’t choose just one, look into the all-inclusive package. Start January with art and blooms.

BOOK ROOM ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Critic’s Pick:

  1. Preview Party: Art and the Bloom

    When: January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Where: Blockade Runner Beach Resort’s EAST Oceanfront Dining and Lee Ballroom

    The four day Art and the Bloom weekend begins with a preview party and fundraiser. Join us for delectable desserts from EAST, the Blockade Runner’s oceanfront dining spot headed by chef Jessica Cabo.  Champagne will be served alongside live entertainment from Grenoldo Frazier, renowned jazz pianist. Catch this early viewing of the exhibit hall art and floral design.

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    For the Design Obsessed:

  2. Flowers and More by Frances Thrash: Art and the Bloom

    When: January 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: Blockade Runner Beach Resort Meeting Space

    Watch National Garden Club Flower Show School Instructor, Frances Thrash, do a floral design demonstration.

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    For the Bloom Nouveau:

  3. Pam Braun: Botanical Arts Presentation

    When: January 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Where: Blockade Runner Beach Resort Meeting Space

    Join National Garden Club Flower Show School instructor and Master Judge, Pam Braun, for this two hour presentation on the new Botanical Arts, how to make a Flower Show Fun for Everyone.

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    Tea Lovers Unite:

  4. Afternoon Tea

    When: January 12 & 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Where: EAST Oceanfront Dining

    Afternoon tea courtesy of EAST Oceanfront Dining:

    • English Curry Chicken Salad Finger Sandwiches
      Cucumber and Dill Finger Sandwiches
      Pimento Cheese Rye Bread Finger Sandwiches
      Mini Ham and Cheese Biscuits with spicy mustard
    • Scones with raspberry jam and Devonshire cream
      mini raspberry and chocolate eclairs
      mini carrot cakes

    Join us for an hour of music, raffle prizes, and a fashion show of hats by aMuse!

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    For the Succulent Lover:

  5. Octopus’s Garden Terrarium Workshop by Kim Fisher of Coastal Terra

    When: January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: Blockade Runner Beach Resort Meeting Space

    Includes a two hour instruction on making a contained succulent garden including instructions on plant selection, building techniques, maintenance, and display.  For beginners and experienced alike, all materials are provided and you will leave with your own creation and care instructions. All supplies included, and one raffle ticket.

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    Illustration Anonymous:

  6. Botanical Card Drawing by Preston Montague

    When: January 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Where: Blockade Runner Beach Resort Meeting Space

    Botanical Card Drawing by Preston Montague, artist, educator, and landscape designer.  Includes two hours of instruction in the basics of botanical illustration using plants from the garden, no experience necessary! You will leave with a beautiful note card, and the knowledge to create more. All supplies and one raffle ticket included in price of admission.Preston Montague is a North Carolinian artist who is currently working on creating illustrations of the alphabet featuring plants native to North Carolina.

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    For the Southern Gardener:

  7. Presentation and Book Signing by Mark Weathington

    When: January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Where: Blockade Runner Beach Resort Meeting Space

    Learn from a pro what it takes to grow your dream garden in the South.  Mark is an international plant explorer and the author of Gardening in the South, the Complete Homeowner’s Guide. This fascinating two hour presentation and book signing includes one raffle ticket. Mark Weathington is Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State.

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