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Fashion and Flowers

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A look at how flowers have been incorporated into fashion is on display through August 30, 2011, at the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Site, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, New York.

The “Fashions & Flowers Exhibit” features vintage fashions and accessories on display throughout the mansion.

Sonnenberg Gardens is a New York State Historic Park in the Finger Lakes region with a Queen Anne-style mansion and formal gardens. Built in 1887, Sonnenberg’s 40-room mansion offers a glimpse of what life was like in the late nineteenth century.

Along with 17 other structures across the 50-acre property, the estate includes nine formal gardens representing many cultures and historic periods including 12th-century Asia, fourth-century Rome and the French Renaissance. A 20-acre arboretum of rare and exotic trees, plants and unique landscapes stretches across the grounds, while a Lord & Burnham wood-and-glass greenhouse complex of the Victorian period features varieties of orchids, succulents, tropical plants and flowers, as well as vegetables.

Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park is currently owned by the New State Office of Parks and Historic Preservation but is operated by the nonprofit organization, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion.

(Photo courtesy of Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion)

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