Lewes Drawbridge Mosaic Crew on WRDE TV
The artists and crew creating the Lewes Drawbridge Mosaic, an Art in Bloom project were interviewed and it was on WRDE TV on Tuesday, February 18th. Here is a link to see the broadcast.
Get ready, the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show is just around the corner
Come join us. Lewes in Bloom is sponsoring the trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show again this year. Our trip will be on Tuesday March 3 2020.
Inspired by the world’s exotic Mediterranean gardens, the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show invites you to embrace your inner romantic and explore the allure and extraordinary plant palette of some of the world’s most captivating coastal regions. MORE gardens and picturesque landscapes greet groups as they enter lush groves of citrus, cypress and palms. And, BIGGER displays of flowers, plants and trees including lavender, artemisia and sage transport you to the everlasting sunshine of the Riviera. There will be a special tribute to the late Princess Grace of Monaco.
The price will be the same as last year, $70.00 per person and includes the show ticket, the bus fare and the driver tip. CLICK on the LINK below to print out a copy of the sign up form. Fill it out completely and mail it and your check to address shown.
Lewes Drawbridge Mosaic Began! January 20, 2020
The Art in Bloom committee of Lewes in Bloom began construction of the first two of twenty total mosaic panels to be mounted on the Lewes Canal Drawbridge accesses. 15 volunteers began by cutting 1000’s of square tiles into triangles. Other volunteers already starting cutting the stained glass into shapes to create the 20 different kinds of local fish to be displayed. The backer board is Wedi board cut to the exact size. Tiles and fish are glued to the Wedi board, then grouted and sealed and a metal edging added around the outside edges before mounting on the bridge. No date has been set for an unveiling of the first section of the mosaic.
Each panel is 5 feet long by 2 feet high. There will be 5 panels to each mural. The first two panels are complete (see pictures below) except for the outer frame. The other three panels for the first twenty five foot long mural section are under construction. When completed there will be four – twenty five foot long mosaic murals. The project needs donations to complete. A fundraising campaign will start in March. In the mean time if you would like to donate toward the completion of the drawbridge mosaic project – CLICK HERE.
Go to the ART IN BLOOM NEWS PAGE to see more pictures.
Warren Golde Honored by the Delaware River and Bay Authority
DRBA honored the work of Warren Golde by issuing a proclamation that the Gateway Garden will herein be known as the Warren S. Golde Gateway Garden. DRBA announced the action during a small ceremony at the Lewes-Cape May Ferry Terminal Friday, December 20. The event was attended by Ted Becker, Mayor of Lewes; Fred Beaufait, Deputy Mayor; Dennis Reardon and Bonnie Osler, members of the City Council. Presenting the Proclamation to Warren was Tom Cook, Director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority. Also in attendance were Jim Ford and Veronica Faust, the two Delaware commissioners from Sussex County. Several members of the Lewes in Bloom Board were also in attendance as was Jane Ellan, Warren’s wife. The honor was a complete surprise to Warren, but as many of the officials in attendance stated, it was definitely well-deserved. A larger ceremony will be held in the spring when a sign will be installed at the garden. At that time, expect a big celebration!
More pictures on our STORY ARCHIVE – 2019 page
Spring is just around the corner!!!!
Lewes in Bloom planted over 23,000 tulip bulbs and another 5000 other bulbs (daffodils, hyacinths, allium, crocus, and iris) this fall. To help you visualize what colors Lewes will be in the spring of 2020, CLICK on THIS LINK to see pictures of the bulb varieties we planted.