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Learn How to Make Art Bloom

The Andover Garden Club is holding an informational event this Tuesday.

Spring may not yet be in full bloom but the Andover Garden Club is willing to help you get ready in the meantime.

Landscape historian, garden writer, and landscape designer Virginia Lopez Begg will take attendees on a visual tour of artistic gardens - American, English, Italian, both public and private - this coming Tuesday at South Church.

She will showcase a great variety of landscape styles, and explain how the garden is unique in combining art and nature to create beauty. Begg states, "Wonderful gardens are among the fine arts, like painting, music, or sculpture."

The event will illustrate this theme both with naturalistic gardens and those in which the hand of fine art is beautifully on view. The talk is designed to give listeners ideas for successful landscape design at home. It will show how outstanding gardens combine plants with paths and pergolas, seats and sundials, rills and rocky outcrops, to create art outdoors.

Founded in 1927, the Andover Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that encourages the study and practice of horticulture, landscape design, and floral design; aids in the beautification of the town of Andover; and helps protect and conserve natural resources.

The club provides both financial and hands-on support to a variety of municipal, educational, and environmental organizations throughout the region. Information about joining the Andover Garden Club is available from AGC membership chairman Anne Feeney, 978-475-7119, pianopasta@comcast.net.

The event is going on at 10 a.m. this Tuesday, April 4 at the South Church on Central Street in Andover. Cost is $5 per non-member, refreshments included. Contact Betty Chapman at 978-470-2627 or bettychapman@verizon.net.

This press release was provided by the Andover Garden Club.

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