Updated: Marion Garden Group to host former White House florist

Oct 24, 2023

This article has been updated with a corrected date. 

MARION — The monthly meeting of the Marion Garden Group will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. in St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall. The program features “Ruth Loiseau: From the White House to Your House.”

Loiseau, a former White House floral designer will entertain with stories from six presidential administrations as she demonstrates the art of flower arranging.

“From the Bushes to the Clintons, Obamas, Trump and Biden presidencies, imagine the diversity of state dinners, luncheons, holiday parties and special events requiring fresh flowers that one plans for every day at the White House,” wrote the Marion Garden Group in a press release. “Loiseau’s anecdotes and demonstrations are highlighted by a wonderful slide show from her years in Washington D.C.”

This program runs for an hour and a half as Loiseau designs seven fresh arrangements which will be auctioned off at the end of the meeting.

One need not be a member of Marion Garden Group to attend but there is a guest fee of $10. St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall is located at the corner of Front and South Streets in Marion.