Frederick L. Rice


Curriculum Vitae

Artist / Illustrator

Education: Graduate of Massachusetts College of Art
Major: Design & Art Education

Mr. Rice has lived in both the United Kingdom and in St. Kitts in the British West Indies. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and during college studied art in Italy.

Teaching Experience:

• Art and Theatre teacher for 6 years at North Reading, MA public schools

Theatre Consultant – wig, hair and makeup:

• Brooks School, North Andover, MA – 21 years

• Phillips Academy, Andover, MA – 6 years

• Salem State College, Salem, MA – 6 years
(also master classes in Theatrical Makeup design)

Wig Master at Northshore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA – 5 years

Garden Designer & Consultant / Lecturer

Nearly 30 years experience as a lecturer/public speaker throughout the Eastern United States and in the United Kingdom –

• Garden Clubs

• Horticultural Societies

• The New England Flower Show – Boston, MA (Judge & Lecturer)

• Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank,Wellesley, MA

• Massachusetts Garden Club Federation

His personal garden at 9 Friend Street in Manchester by-the-Sea, MA was open regularly for-

• the Garden Conservancy and “Open days”

• Massachusetts Garden Club Federation Garden Tour – 1996 & 2002

• Garden History Society Tour of Gardens

• Northshore Horticultural Society tour of member’s gardens

• Numerous local tours and charity events including:
o Hospice of the North Shore
o The British Charitable Society

The Garden at 9 Friend Street has been featured in the following publications –

• Country Homes, Country Gardens, Summer 1996

• Flower Gardening, Spring 1998

• Simply Perfect Garden Rooms, 2001

• The English Garden, May, 2006

• Dream Gardens Across America, (current issue) Summer 2009

Mr. Rice has also published articles in the following publications -

The Country Garden Planner - Meredith Publishing, 1998
Northshore Living Magazine, Summer and Winter, 2004

Floral Designer & Consultant

Floral Design for all occasions –

Studied floral design techniques in United Kingdom with former designer at Buckingham Palace.
5 years at Floral Artistry with Pauline Runkle, Manchester, MA

Floral design for Boston Pops Orchestra PBS telecasts

Floral design for many television commercials

Numerous parties, functions, charity and fundraising events over the past 30+ years

Designed for events and occasions at many of Boston’s premiere hotels including –

The Ritz Carlton

The Four Seasons

The Copley Plaza

The Boston Harbor Hotel

Wig, Makeup Design for Theatre, Film & Television

Stage credits include:

National tour of Showboat

National tour of Ragtime

Sarah Caldwell’s Opera Company of Boston

Wheelock Family Theatre

5 seasons at the Northshore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA

The American Repertory Theatre at Harvard in Cambridge, MA

The Lyric Theatre of Boston

The Boston Globe Drama Festival

Film & Television credits include:

The Crucible – film

The Proposition – film

Common Ground – film

Pops Goes the Fourth – TV

Promotions for the History Channel – TV

Many, many national commercials


Organization Memberships Past & Present

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society

The Northshore Horticultural Society (founded 1899)
President: 1998 – 2008

The British National Trust

The Royal Oak Society

The Garden Conservancy

The Manchester Historical Society (MA)

The National Historical Society

The Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA)

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The Colonial Chorus Players (MA)

Rye Players (Rye, England)

Spotliters of Lynnfield (MA)

Burlington Players (MA)


Committees / Fund Raising, etc.


Town of Manchester by-the-Sea, MA –

325th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair

American Bicentennial Committee

350th Anniversary Committee Vice-Chair

Friends of the Manchester Council on Aging

Friends of Manchester Trees

Historic District Commission – Former Chair

Beverly Hospital (MA)

Hospice of Northshore (MA)

The British Charitable Society

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts