Floretum Garden Club roots focus on new exhibit at Edmonds Historical Museum


The Floretum Garden Club in 1922 (RL): Seated – Mrs. Rice, Mrs. Klein, Mrs. CJ Anderson, Nina Schmidt, Mrs. Arp. Standing — Ms. Paul Friese, Ms. Shank, other unidentified people. (Photo courtesy of Edmonds Historical Museum)

The Edmonds Historical Museum, in partnership with Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, presents a new exhibit, “Deeply Rooted: Edmonds Floretum Garden Club 100 Years of Beautifying Edmonds”. The exhibition opens on Saturday May 7 and continues throughout the summer.

A newspaper article about the sale of plants from 1975.

Organized in 1922 by Anna V. Bassett and other local residents, Floretum – meaning the growth and scientific study of flowers – has beautified Edmonds for a century. The Floretum Garden Club has deep roots in the community and the exhibit presents the history of the organization’s mission to provide educational opportunities to promote knowledge of horticulture, the art of floral and landscape design, the conservation of natural resources, the protection of wildlife, civic beautification and above all, the love of gardening, while respecting its Edmonds beautification charter.

Planting baskets in 2014.
Floretum Plant Sale 2021.

More information can be found at info@historicedmonds.org or historicedmonds.org. For opening hours, follow the museum on Facebook or sign up for the museum’s eNews at historicedmonds.org.

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Patrick F. Williams