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Cedar Rapids Garden Club

​​​​​​​​Celebrate with Laura Dowling, September 10th, 2021

This event has SOLD OUT (as of September 7th):

Friends of the Cedar Rapids Garden Club,​

we are so grateful and appreciative of your support for our special events and we look forward to seeing you on September 10th 2021 for the Laura Dowling event.

This promises to be one you don't want to miss!

Join the Cedar Rapids Garden Club in welcoming author and floral designer Laura Dowling to Cedar Rapids for a luncheon engagement on September 10th, 2021, at the Cedar Rapids Country Club. The former White House Chief Floral Designer will share her experiences in “floral diplomacy” and sign copies of her four books, including the newest, Bouquets. Books will be available for purchase.

During her White House years, Dowling was responsible for the dazzling floral pieces that stunned visitors, welcomed politicians and diplomats, and were the shining stars of many White House events. In 2018, Laura launched a new series of floral art design how-to books that are enriched with her unique flair for story-telling and mastery of a broad range of floristry techniques.

Luncheon tickets will be available for $85. This is the early bird price, before September 2nd only. After September 2nd, tickets will be $100. Tables of 10 may be reserved for $850. Please note: Our past events have sold out, and this year even fewer seats will be available, because we will only seat guests in the ballroom.

Check In & Garden Market 11 to 11:30 am 
Bring your checkbooks and shop in our exclusive marketplace! 
Luncheon & Conversation 11:30 am to 1 pm 
Book Signing 1 to 1:30 pm 
Laura will sign your favorite editions. Books will be available for purchase.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will support Cedar Rapids Garden Club civic projects.

* UFG Insurance
* Rich & Candy Altorfer in memory of Betty Altorfer 

Location: Cedar Rapids Country Club, 550 27th St Dr SE, Cedar Rapids


online registration (tickets are sold out as of September 7th, we no longer accept reservations)

Online Registration and Payment 

Step 1: Please fill in the sign-up form below (for subject, use: Laura Dowling Luncheon, for message use YES) and click submit.

Step 2: Then go to the PayPal payment button (see below) and select Luncheon early bird price ($ 85 if you sign-up before September 2nd) or Luncheon standard price 

($ 100 if you sign up after September 2nd) and click the "Pay Now" button below to pay online through PayPal (you'll be automatically redirected to Paypal website). NOTE: after payment is completed you won't be automatically redirected back to our website.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you on September 10th!