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Longwood Lecture Series: Adventures at the Tournament of Roses Parade

Longwood Lecture Series: Adventures at the Tournament of Roses Parade
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30–8:30 pm

Advanced Registration is required for everyone:

Free for active Members

Gardens Admission required for non-members

The Tournament of Roses Parade has been a staple in American culture for more than 125 years, delighting guests along the parade route and, as a premier nationally-televised event, providing an unparalleled setting for oral design and artistry. Go behind the scenes and see the work necessary to support the vision of the top float designers in the world as each float can take more than 10,000 man-hours to complete, requiring hundreds of volunteers to help decorate them.

Start the evening with an introduction to the parade from Longwood’s own display designer Jim Sutton, who was a judge for the 2018 parade, then be marveled by the work of Jim Hynd, AIFD, Fiesta Parade Float’s floral mastermind. Hynd’s floral work has appeared on more prize-winning floats than any other designer in the history of the Rose Parade. Explore the use of various exotic organic materials ranging from seeds, petals, and fruit to living tapestries of foliage and blooms. You will surely be wowed by the volume and detail of his work.

A dessert reception follows.


Jim Sutton and Jim Hynd, AIFD



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