PRLog - March 27, 2011 - ROSWELL, Ga. -- Historic Roswell, Georgia’s Barrington Hall will be the setting for the first Roswell Lavender Festival on June 11 from 10:00AM -4:00PM. Inspired by Evelyn Simpson, descendant of Barrington King, co-founder of the town, the Roswell Lavender Festival honors and commemorates the beauty and variety of uses of this ancient herb in a lively family-friendly festival setting.
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Barrington Hall’s lavish gardens and grounds will feature a variety of demonstration booths, vendors, hands-on crafts, and performances all paying homage to the festival’s namesake. Lavender soaps and lotions by Wise Woman Gifts; fine artwork, needlework, tiles, jellies, foods and assorted crafts by various local artisans will also be available. Shirt Off Your Back Quilts will raffle a handcrafted quilt constructed from floral-design t-shirts.
The North Fulton Master Gardeners will provide an information and education booth and the Chattahoochee Unit of the Herb Society of America (CUHSA) will sell lavender plants suitable for the Georgia climate. Their booth will include lavender food samples and a planting demonstration. Musical performances by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus will continue throughout the day. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. The free event takes place rain or shine.
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Barrington Hall is the home of Barrington King, son of Roswell King and co-founder of Roswell, GA. The 1842 Greek Temple museum/home has been lovingly restored and is open daily for tours. Surrounding area features the only antebellum garden in Atlanta.