Ambler Farm hosts Language of Flowers workshop for kids this Saturday, September 16, 11:00am - 12:30pm
As every flower lover knows, flowers are potent symbols of love, friendship and comfort. Everyone knows that red roses mean true love! But there is much more that can be told, through the “language of flowers”, which emerged during Victorian times. Every sentiment could be conveyed by choice of bloom. For instance, hydrangea signified “thank you for understanding” or “coldness” while ferns represented sincerity, and “worthy of all praise” was the unexpected message of fennel! Museum Educator Lola Chen will be talking with the children about pressed flowers, and about the “language of flowers”. The kids will learn how to prepare and flatten botanicals for their book cover. A snack of flower-shaped iced sugar cookies is included, which the children will help prepare.