From Florist to FOREST

Join Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens for a creative collaboration with our neighbor 13FOREST Gallery during Capitol Square's annual event Spring in the Square.

We will give you some pointers and blooms-- you'll design a floral arrangement inspired by a work of art from 13FOREST Gallery's current forest-themed exhibition Heartwood. 

When you are done, bring your flowers across the street to display next to its inspiration at 13FOREST Gallery and enjoy refreshments at the gallery's exhibition reception from 2-4 pm!

This is a workshop for any ability level, and we have limited spaces available. The price of the workshop is $40 and includes instruction, vase and blooms. To register for the workshop please call Derby Farm at 781-643-0842.

For more information about Heartwood and gallery hours: http://13forest.com/heartwood/

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Woodland Florals & Botanical Couture with Françoise Weeks
to Nov 5

Woodland Florals & Botanical Couture with Françoise Weeks

Join us for an exciting two-day workshop by designer Françoise Weeks.

The workshop is focused on expanding your floral skills and creating new designs. There will be a strong emphasis on the commercial and saleable value of the designs. After a demonstration of techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces.

This is a workshop for all abilities and the focus will be on stretching yourself to be open to new ways of thinking about botanical materials.

For more information and to register: http://francoiseweeks.com/francoise-is-coming-to-arlington-ma/

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Day of the Dead Celebration! Bring a Flower from Derby Farm to the Ofrenda at Luv, stop in at other stores along the way!
4:00pm 4:00pm

Day of the Dead Celebration! Bring a Flower from Derby Farm to the Ofrenda at Luv, stop in at other stores along the way!

Celebrate and honor your loved ones in Capitol Square, East Arlington's Cultural District, during our Day of the Dead Celebration.  

Sugar Skulls • Mariachi Music • Face Painting • Paper Flowers • Ofrenda • Mexican Food and Drink provided by local restaurants!

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2:00pm 2:00pm

Spring Garden Party & Spring in the Square

Join us for an afternoon of garden delight, refreshments and garden solidarity, and Shop from our first wave of tools, supplies, statuary and planters!

We'll gift you a packet of Hudson Valley Seeds with any garden purchase over $35*, have planting demonstrations, and our experts on-hand for advice on getting your spring gardening going!

*after discounts

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Sidewalk Sale!
to Jun 21

Sidewalk Sale!

Join us for some serious sidewalk clearing! Sales on plants, garden goods, and found items. You may find just the treasure you've been looking for, or a surprise gift for the dad in your life!

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Spring in the Square -- A Capitol Square Event!

Spring in the Square -- A Capitol Square Event!

Capitol Square Businesses to Celebrate Arrival of Spring with Spring in the Square

 Saturday, April 11, from 12 to 4pm

East Arlington —Capitol Square businesses are hosting a new event, Spring in the Square on Saturday, April 11, from 12 to 4pm. Spring in the Square celebrates the arrival of garden parties, bright colors, fresh air and lighter fare.

Spring in the Square is inspired by the garden party that Derby Farm holds every year,” says Diane Buxton owner of Luv and Other Gifts. Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens moved to Capitol Square in February.

“It’s a fun way to kick-off the season,” says Derby Farm’s Barbara Popolow. “And we have a lot to celebrate, as we’ll be hosting our grand opening on Saturday evening from 5 to 7pm as well!”

Beginning at noon on Saturday, visitors can follow colorful pinwheels around Capitol Square to find spring-inspired activities for all ages, including garden & tea parties, trunk shows, sidewalk sales, giveaways, free crafts, and sweet spring treats.

Derby Farm will hold demonstrations on potting up early annuals, with plants and pots customers can purchase to create their own container gardens. All garden tools, gloves, plants and planters will be on sale for 20% off.

And just outside, Willow Baby Studios will offer portraits, from 2 to 4pm, in front of hand-drawn chalk flowers on the brick wall. For $25, a high-res digital file will be delivered via email within 10 days. Perfect for a mother’s day portrait! 

At Artbeat, visitors can pick up flower balloons and choose from two activities that celebrate National Pet Day (also on April 11): making colorful bookmarks (free) and decorating ceramic pet bowls ($12).

Next door, Maxima Gift Center will host a "Tea & Skinny Dips Party," featuring organic tea from Common Folk Farm in Maine and light recipes from the book "Skinny Dips," with a new collection of ceramic mugs, bowls and teapots for spring.

Across the street at Luv and Other Gifts, Melissa Tarr of Designs of Mine will demonstrate fun and different ways to wear her colorful spring shawls. Also at Luv, kids can celebrate the warmer weather by making their own colorful streamers. Next door, Artwear will have a spring sweater and scarf sale.

At the Fox Library’s “Special Saturday Opening,” visitors will enjoy a spring-inspired craft from 2 to 4pm, with free treats at the Little Fox. Follow the stream of bubbles to Something Sweet Without Wheat for a bubble blowing party with free samples of their favorite spring cakes and cookies.

A few doors down, 13FOREST Gallery will celebrate spring with a new collection of popular hand-carved porcelain by Stephanie Young.

And back at Derby Farm, the fun continues into the evening, from 5 to 7pm, during the “grand opening” celebration, with refreshments, a raffle for a spring planter, and a 20% off storewide sale. Next door, Artbeat will hold an Etegami drawing demonstration from 6 to 8 pm featuring a variety of flowers.

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled time in Capitol Square in East Arlington, MA – conveniently located near Routes 2 and 16, and less than three miles from Harvard Square. Visit unique, artsy shops and galleries and a variety of great eateries along Mass. Ave. For more information visit: www.capitolsq.com


Press contact:

Diane Buxton











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