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Open to the Public

April
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonPlease check back at a later date for more details

Caroline Wiess Law Building
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum admission affords entry to Florescence, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

General Information

Florescence is one of the largest competitive national flower shows sanctioned by the Garden Club of America in the United States, presented by The Garden Club of Houston, River Oaks Garden Club, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Florescence will showcase floral and horticultural arrangements by garden club experts, renowned floral and garden designers, members of The Asia Society, Houston, and other noted personalities. Many of these flower arrangements will be interpretations of masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston´s permanent collection.

Other exhibits will include arrangements from The Asia Society, Federated Garden Clubs, Texas State Floral Association, and Lamar High School Floral Design students.

Florescence will be held April 16-17 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; building to be announced. Florescence is one of the largest competitive national flower shows sanctioned by The Garden Club of America. Presented by:

The River Oaks Garden Club, The Garden Club of Houston and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Florescence will showcase floral arrangements and horticultural specimens exhibited by Garden Club of America members from all over the country.

Many of these arrangements will be interpretations of masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s permanent collection. Other competitive classes will include photography, botanical jewelry, and needle arts. A conservation exhibit will also be included in this prestigious show. Other non-judged exhibits will include floral arrangements from The Asia Society, Texas; Federated Garden Clubs; Texas State Florists’ Association and Lamar High School Floral Design students.

Florescence 2009

Florescence 2009

Florescence 2009

Calendar of Events

Flower Show General Exhibition:
Tuesday and Wednesday
April 16-17
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Museum members are free
Non-members $13 at door/$12 online (general museum admission)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Floral Demonstration and Tea:

Tuesday, April 16
2:30 pm
Reservation required
Cost: $TBD per person
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Cocktail Reception:

Tuesday, April 16
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reservations required
Cost: $TBD per person
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Florescence Luncheon:

Wednesday, April 17
10:30 am
Seated Luncheon, Reservations required
Cost: $TBD per person
Lecture at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet
Luncheon following at TBD

All proceeds will benefit both Garden Clubs’ civic projects
and the museum’s operating budget.


Click here to see civic contributions.

Florescence 2009

Florescence 2009

Civic Projects

The Garden Club of Houston Supports:

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science (Cockrell Butterfly Center)
  • Houston Hospice and Palliative Care Center in the Texas Medical Center
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Rienzi (MFAH)
  • Texas Medical Center Park
  • Urban Harvest

The River Oaks Garden Club Supports:

  • Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens (MFAH)

In 2011 ROGC supported:

  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership
  • Camp for All
  • Student Conservation
  • Peckerwood Garden
  • Quentin Mease Hospital
  • The Harris School
  • Tanglewood Park
  • River Oaks Park

Florescence Photos

Florescence 2011 Photos

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