Cute, Classic & Creative...a Floral Design Style for Every Lifestyle
Following her mother’s interest in flowers, Trish Manfredi took flower arranging as a 4-H club member in Maryland, giving flower arranging demonstrations as a teen-ager. That began a life-long interest in floral design. Today, Trish is an National Garden Club Accredited Flower Show Judge and chair of the Connecticut Judges Council, after serving as design chair for five years. She received the CT Federation of Garden Clubs Tribute Award for Design in 2012, and has been chair of judges for the CT State Flower Show for four years. Her designs have been published in NGC’s Vision of Beauty Calendar 2013 & 2014.
She received the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Fine Arts and Flowers, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, and has won the Table Artistry Award three times at the Connecticut State Flower Show. She has been an invited designer at Fine Arts and Flowers for the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme for Blooms with a View.
In 2015, Trish was an invited designer for floral challenges at the Springfield, Massachusetts Quadrangle Museums, and at Wadsworth Atheneum as part of Fine Arts and Flowers events in 2015 and 2016.
She demonstrates flower arranging and judges flower shows throughout New England and NY State. She is a member of Country Gardeners of Glastonbury Garden Club and Creative Arrangers of Connecticut.
Trish retired from Cooperative Extension at the University of Massachusetts, and then worked at UConn until recently. She holds a doctorate in Educational Research. Along with her husband, she fosters cats for Siamese Cat Rescue and they also own Domestic Cow Antiques and Events.
Featuring exciting uses of color and texture, Trish Manfredi will show how to create unique floral designs for the home. Using everyday and unusual containers, she’ll combine fresh flowers, foliage, fruits and vegetables in fascinating ways. She’ll include tips and techniques to encourage your creativity and make flowering arranging fun. Related