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The Roanoke Valley Garden Club is hosting Tony Todesco, renowned flower designer, next week on October 23 at St. John’s Lutheran in Roanoke, as he designs and arranges spectacular flower arrangements.
Todesco, known for his colorful style and creative use of ordinary materials, constructs vases and centerpieces along with the flowers and greenery he pulls into each design. Because of his artistic use of plant material and technical knowledge, Todesco doesn’t just interpret design styles, he creates them. His shop, Floral Design in Stow, Massachusetts, is a haven for innovative flower design. It is there that Todesco drew the initial design for a 15’ arrangement that he built in front of 600 people at the World Flower Show when it was held in Boston two years ago. He used a ladder, a pedestal on rollers on a track that he built specifically for the event, red bamboo poles, and tropical samples.
For over 35 years, Todesco has designed flowers in the Boston area, lectures across the country, and has appeared on several television shows. Todesco’s large scale designs are a regular exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Among his many accomplishments are set design and staging for numerous flowers shows, including The Massachusetts Horticultural Societies Annual, New England Flower Show. He is proud to be a National Garden Clubs, Master Flower Show Judge, and served on The National Garden Club Flower Show Committee as New Design Development chair (2001-2009). Todesco developed and introduced five new design types, which are included in the NGC, Handbook for Flower Shows. Todesco is now Design Consultant for NGC, Flower Show Schools Committee.
The presentation begins at 10:00am. Tickets can be purchased by calling Cyndi Fletcher at 540-589-3084.