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Arts, Houston, April 25-26 Florescence Returns to the Museum of Fine

Floral design from Florescence in 2009.

Images courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts.

Dive Into One Of The Nation’s Largest Competitive Floral Shows

For the past few months, gardeners and floral enthusiasts around the country have been preparing for the opening of Florescence, one of the nation’s largest competitive flower shows, by collecting and nurturing plant specimens. The show will be held again in Houston on Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 26.

Presented by the The Garden Club of Houston, the River Oaks Garden Club, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the 12th Florescence showcases floral and horticulture arrangements created and cultivated by entrants for the biennial public presentation. The theme of the 2017 show is “Waves,” reflected in all the exhibits on view. A special conservation exhibition titled Water, Water, Everywhere is in­tended to increase awareness of how choosing native plants can improve water quality and mitigate storm water flows, among other things.

“Florescence is more than flower arrangements, it’s an exploration of decorative arts. We look forward to offering Houston the opportunity to see stunning arrangements, unique photography, masterful botanical art, needlepoint creations, and impressive horticulture,” commented Florescence chairman Sara Ledbetter of The Garden Club of Houston.

“Over the past 24 years, Florescence has grown into a remarkable event that can be enjoyed by all. We are thrilled to be able to share our passion with the community, and highlight the creativity of club members, while raising awareness about water conservation through the Waves theme,” commented Florescence chairman Carole Bailey of the River Oaks Garden Club.

Flower show divisions include Floral Design, Horticulture, Horticulture Design, Photography, Botanical Arts, Needle Arts, and Conservation and Art by Invitation. Designers are challenged to pull inspiration from dresses and paintings in the Museum’s permanent collection to create their floral pieces.

Florescence Waves Events:

For more details and ticketing information for all events related to Florescence Waves, visit flohouston.org/events

Hours and Admission

The Florescence Waves general exhibition will be open to the public on April 25-26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Mu­seum’s Audrey Jones Beck Building, located at 5601 Main Street. Access is included with general Museum admission: $15 for adults, $10 for senior adults, $7.50 for students, and free for children 12 and under. Admission is free for MFAH members.

Visit flohouston.org, email florescence@mfah.org, or call the Museum’s Development Special Events office at 713-639-7572 for more information.

Floral design from Florescence in 2015.


Floral design from Florescence in 2015. (Photo – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)


Floral design from Florescence in 2007.

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