Carolyn Cohen and Redenta Soprano were brought together as friends because of their mutual love for plants and art. Both originally lived in the northeast, and both for most of their lives, have observed natural forms in detail and have drawn and painted what they’ve seen.This exhibition contains a collection of their works, which are portraits of plants rendered in the traditional vein of botanical illustration.

Enjoy a glittering showcase of holiday décor in the 1932 Mediterranean-style mansion full beautiful historical tributes to days long ago in 1945. Sponsored in part by Winter Haven Honda, Visit Central Florida, State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs.

Winter Walking Guided Tours

November 25, 2016 to January 8, 2017

Volunteer garden guides lead visitors on an hour-long walking tour sharing information about the winter flora and fauna.

1940s HoliDAYS

November 29, 2016 to December 27, 2016

Be sure to see the vintage Model A cars outside, meet historical characters from the 1940s, and catch a few surprise personalities from the past. Included with general admission.

Living Succulent Wreaths

December 10, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Spend the morning or afternoon with Project Blooming founder, Linda Worle creating a beautiful succulent wreath. It’s easy to mix succulents in an array of types and colors that will last year-round. Workshop includes instruction, basic framework materials, and plants.

Gingerbread Houses with Mrs. Claus

December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for fun for the whole family and decorate your own gingerbread house and take a tour of the Holiday Home Tour. Each participant will receive their own gingerbread house to decorate and storybook to take home, which will be read by visiting Mrs. Claus.

Three Authors and A Rancher Ribeye Celebration

December 17, 2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

“Field to Feast, Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans” authors Heather McPherson, Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand, along with members of the Lightsey Cattle family, will cook, entertain with stories, and serve small bites…

Carillon & Chorale Concert

December 18, 2016, 7:30 pm,

Experience the sounds of the carillon with live choir under the light of an evening of stars. Visit Pinewood Estate for a special nighttime tour complete with hot chocolate and cookies. Last tour admission at 7 p.m. (Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate required a separate, additional admission ticket.) Enjoy shopping in the gift shop for holiday gifts or dine in the Blue Palmetto Café before the concert. Visitor Center, Gift Shop and Café close at 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Carillon Concerts

December 25, 2016, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Singing Tower celebrates the holiday with concerts featuring Christmas carols from around the world.

New Year’s Day Carillon Concert

January 1, 2017, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm,

“For auld lang syne!”- it’s New Year’s Day 2016. Ring in the new-year with special concerts featuring special musical selections.

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