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Eat Your Flowers

August 11, 2023 @ 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Location: Lotusland

Note: This event is sold out.

Join us for a floral celebration in the Garden as you enjoy botanically inspired refreshments and learn creative uses for the plants and flowers all around us.

Loria Stern, baker, botanist, artist, and author of Eat Your Flowers will speak about her blooming processes of pressing, baking, and cooking with flowers from her garden. Mary Gonzalez, owner of Sweet Mountain Top, will be leading a wild-flower bouquet workshop using flowers from her Carpinteria farm. Bring the ideas home as you create your own sachet of edible wildflower seeds to grow in your backyard from our Wildflower Seed Buffet. Enjoy lite bites and wines from Babcock Winery. Petal Pops from Laguna Beach-based Amborella Organics will be available to guests as well!

Eat Your Flowers started out of Loria’s Stern’s tiny kitchen located on a 1890’s built Montecito, California estate. In 2016, while renting one of the cottages on the property, Loria began experimenting with the edible bounty that grew freely on the grounds.  Loria studied medicinal and edible plants all through her years of culinary training.  She did not attend culinary school, but did receive professional training via the hard knocks way… by working long hours in dozens of kitchens and bakeries.

Loria’s vibrant edible botanical creations have been celebrated in VogueThe New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Oprah among others. The Los Angeles based chef, baker, botanist, gardener, and artist first gained fame as the originator of the botanical pressed cookie and has also created many other unique creations that have also been featured widely. Click here to learn more about Loria’s Story!

Garden Circle Members $150, General Level Members $175, Non-Members $225. Eat Your Flowers cookbook included in the ticket price.
Space is limited and reservations are required.