(Falmouth, Massachusetts): Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce a presentation by Amy Cardello on ‘Proven Winners, ”July 7, 4:30-6:00 pm, to kick off Hydrangea Fest! Amy Cardello, Retail and Regional Account Manager for Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, NH and home of the ubiquitous “Proven Winner” cultivars will tell us all about them. In her presentation she will delve into the history of these cultivars and illustrate what actually goes into creating a plant worthy of the “Proven Winner” name and reputation. Proven Winners annuals, perennials and shrubs are selected from the best in the world. Their horticulturists travel the world sourcing the best plants which are then put through trials and tests in the U.S. and elsewhere. The plants are chosen for their all-season color and bountiful blooms, resistance to disease and insects, and tolerance for heat and humidity. Ms. Cardello will also introduce us to some of the new varieties that will be coming to garden centers everywhere this spring and discuss how to use them to create the garden you want. $10 members/$15 non-members Registration required visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, Sunday 10 am – 2 pm Monday, closed Grounds open daily, year-round from dawn to dusk. About Highfield Hall & Gardens The house is a rare surviving example of transitional Stick Style architecture, containing beautiful gardens located in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. It is a unique combination of a historic house, expansive gardens and trails, and a vibrant cultural center. Built in 1878 as the summer home for Boston's Beebe family, the house sits on 5.5 pristine acres surrounded by nearly 400 acres of conservation land and public walking trails. Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical historic estate. It is an example of a historic building saved by grassroots community organizing. An effort of tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure and its story of the people who lived here add to the building's significance. It offers world-class music, international art exhibitions, culinary classes, family programs, and year- round special events. For more information, visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org.