Flower & Garden Photo Workshop Set For Colonial Park

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A flower and garden photography workshop is set for Colonial Park’s perennial garden.

The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department at the Colonial Park Gardens has scheduled a fall “Flower & Garden Photography Workshop” from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17. The session will take place in the Colonial Park Perennial Garden, Parking Lots A, F..

The workshop will be presented by professional photographer Brien Szabo of Nature Images 321, Inc.

The program will begin with a brief lecture in the Colonial Park Gardens Horticulture Building, Parking Lot A, followed by a hands-on workshop in the Perennial Garden focused on creating stunning flower and garden landscape photographs. Participants will be exposed to new creative and technical approaches that will improve photography and provide alternative ideas to help spark creativity. The class is designed to assist photographers of all different levels and every participant will have the opportunity to work one on one with the instructor.

Fee is $35 per person and participation is limited to 12 people. Preregistration is required by Friday, September 9 and may be made online at www.somersetcountypareks.org or by calling 732-873-2459, ext. 21 or the NJ Relay Service at 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment Monday to Friday, from 8:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. (except for holidays).

The five-acre Perennial Garden was established in 1976 as a lilac collection. It has evolved over the years into a garden that provides year-round horticulture interest. In spring, the garden comes alive with the colors and fragrances of daffodils, lilacs, daphnes and pinks. Late spring and summer bring added color and form to the garden. Irises, peonies, roses, lilies, and coreopsis bloom among the many perennials and shrubs. In autumn, asters, ornamental grasses and butterfly bushes reach their peak bloom. Evergreens and winterberry hollies provide interest well into the winter months. Amid green lawns and beds of colorful perennials, bulbs, trees, and shrubs, lies the focal point of the garden, the gazebo.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org

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