Saturday, Feb 11th , 2023

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


$15 per person.

Contact Name:

Emily Ellison


Locust Grove Estate
2683 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


(845) 454-4500

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Author and Vice President of Adams Greenhouses Sue Adams shares her book, "What Do Your Flowers Say Today?" and talks about floriography, the language of flowers! Floriography was popular during the Victorian Era as a means of communication. Flowers were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings that otherwise could not be spoken. Let's go back in time and enjoy the beauty of flowers as well as their meanings and learn how flowers can help us in our everyday lives.

What do your flowers say? Which flowers should you send to a friend? A lover? Come find out!

After a brief lecture, Sue Adams will conduct flower readings for a lucky few raffle winners! (Every ticket holder will receive a raffle ticket at the door).

To purchase tickets, click here.

Locust Grove is happy to be growing the same peony flowers and other perennial bulbs that the Young family planted here more than 100 years ago. Among them is a native violet, different from the African Violet variety being sold, but abundant and much anticipated as a harbinger of spring every year at Locust Grove.

The Museum Shop will be selling signed copies of her book for $25.00, with profits benefiting Locust Grove. Why not bring a friend, buy a book and a violet at the same time?

Adams Greenhouses is a five-acre operation in Poughkeepsie. Sue Adams is an award-winning container designer, a graduate of Cornell University and the president of New York State Flower Industries, and she serves on the New England Floriculture Board.

The attached photo shows a hand-painted Valentine made by Annette Young around 1920.