FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Garden Club members Minal Akkad and Ruth Evans recently won the state’s top floral design award.
The Cindora A. Goldberg award is given annually to the most outstanding floral design created by a member of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.
Cindora Goldberg was known for her ability to continually see and create in an innovative manner.
Creativity and innovation defined Minal and Ruth’s floral designs, according to the state.
From the three outstanding designs they submitted for consideration, federation judges chose the design that was featured at the Museum of Fine Art’s “Art in Bloom.”
Minal and Ruth’s design evoked the colors, lines and expression of an Asafo (small local militia) flag from the Fante people of coastal Ghana.
This year, the Framingham Garden Club celebrates its 85th birthday.
For more than eight decades, the Framingham Garden Club has actively served the Framingham community, with senior classes, college scholarships, elementary programs at Garden in the Woods, gardens at Cushing Chapel, Nobscot Park, and Saxonville Dam, and much more.
Monthly meetings and luncheons are held the second Wednesday from September to May, at the Parish Hall of Plymouth Church at 87 Edgell Road.
Photos courtesy of the Garden Club