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Summer Lecture & Luncheon

Margot Shaw: Living Floral

Friday, July 17, 2020

Luncheon: 11:00 am

Flower Arranging Workshop: 1:30 pm

Location: Blowing Rock Country Club


The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will present a talk and lunch with Margot Shaw, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine. Now in its 12th year, the magazine has grown to include features on homes, gardens, entertaining, and lifestyle. Margot is a sought-after speaker at antique & garden shows, museums, botanical gardens, interior design centers, and more. She is the author of the newly released book, Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers. 

The event will include a lecture and presentation in the Country Club Ballroom, followed by lunch. Lecture and luncheon tickets cost $80 and are non-refundable ($40 of this ticket price is tax-deductible).

Reservations must be purchased in advance directly through BRAHM. You may register online by clicking the green "Register Now" button on this page, or over the phone by calling 828-295-9099; ext. 3011.

Books are available for pre-order through this webpage and will be available for purchase at the event. If you plan to purchase a book, reserve your copy now! Shaw will be signing books just before the lecture and immediately following lunch.

Pre-register for your copy of Living Floral!

Margot’s book, Living Floral, will be available for sale and signing at the luncheon. Books cost $45 + tax. You may also pre-order a book to ensure you receive a copy. A pre-order form is available as an option by clicking the "Register Now" button on this page. Pre-ordered books will available for pick up at the luncheon. 

If you would like Margot to pre-sign your copy, please include the recipient’s name in the registration form.


Flower Arranging Demonstration with Meg Laughon

Following the luncheon, Floral Designer Meg Laughon will offer a flower arranging demonstration for up to 60 participants.

Pre-registration is required (in addition to the luncheon cost) and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop cost is $35 and non-refundable ($15 of the workshop cost is tax-deductible).  


Meg Laughon has been a floral designer practically her entire life and professionally since 1982 for weddings, parties and events extraordinaire. She has demonstrated and taught many seasonal workshops throughout Virginia at Garden Club of Virginia member clubs and church flower guilds. Her fresh, unique designs reflect a passion for each season’s shapes, colors and textures, highlighting nature’s palette from roadsides, fields, gardens and forests. Meg’s enthusiasm and luxurious display of flowers, whether extravagant, sophisticated or simplistic will delight and inspire you to create your own design!


BRAHM is an exempt organization as described in the 501(c)3/EIN# 30-0003315 of the Internal Revenue Code. $40 of the ticket price for the talk and $15 of the workshop is tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS to 501(c)3 organizations.