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PHOTO: Presidents and members of the three clubs attending

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - With an invite from the Jumping Brook Garden Club in Neptune, members from the Allenhurst Garden Club and the Garden Club R.F.D. in Middletown gathered at the Jumping Brook Villas in Neptune to hear Laura Clare speak and create floral centerpieces that coordinated with table settings.

   Having flowers at home is a proven way to lessen stress. A Harvard Medical School Study found that people have less worry and feel less depressed when there are flowers in the home. “In addition,” says Clare, “the arranging itself is very relaxing and provides a great creative outlet for those looking to de-stress their lives.”

 

gcrfd laura clarePHOTO: Floral Designer, Laura Clare, with centerpiece and coordinated tableware

   Laura Clare has a love of nature and a passion for gardening. She has an extensive background in design and horticulture, including a four-year degree in floriculture and ornamental horticulture from Cornell University. She presented the members of the three garden clubs with unique arrangements that synthesized   fine European style and American inventiveness.  Clare was applauded for her artistry, quality of flowers and her personality.

   Increasing the target audience by combining garden clubs will allow the clubs to present superior programming.  It is hoped that the relationship started in Neptune will continue to grow.  If you would like more information on the Allenhurst Garden Club, please call Sandy Sowis at 732-531-7850 or call June Smith at 732-687-4950 for information about the Garden Club R.F.D. in Middletown.   We’d love to have you join us.