Founders Keepers Flower Show and Celebration 2010

The Rye Garden Club filled the historic Jay Mansion with artistic flower arrangements and prize winning horticultural specimens. The two day event attracted skilled entrants from all over New England. They also presented a prize winning conservation exhibit. A sustainable dollhouse was inspired by JHC’s architectural restoration and preservation strategy. The model features a geothermal heating and cooling system, use of low VOC paints, energy star appliances, recycled materials etc. with family friendly “I Spy” cards.

A celebration party followed. Co-Chairs were Elizabeth Woods and Charlotte Sullivan. Silent Auction Co-Chairs were Tapley Sheresky and Mary Jo Razook.

The Rye Garden Club’s elegant flower show was inspired by the history of the Jay mansion, its landscape and residents.

(Photo credit: Cutty McGill)

Tim James and Lammie Williams
Tim James and Harvey Kelsey
Nancy Smith, Suzanne Clary and Diane Jennings
Karen Kelsey Thomas, Jannie Gerrish and Emmy Klarberg
Karen Kelsey Thomas and Sarah Barringer
Harvey Kelsey, Suzanne Clary and Charles Steers
Nancy and Bill Steers
Pam Kindler, Jannie Gerrish, Nancy Ladd and Diane Jennings
Miniature arrangements
Sarah Barringer and Karen Bresolin
Karen Kelsey Thomas and Suzanne Clary
Co-Chairs Elizabeth Woods and Charlotte Sullivan with Tapley Sheresky and Mary Jo Razook
Alison Rodilosso, Jim and Mary Gallagher
Tom and Mary Hory
A Zebra topiary was a highlight