During the third weekend of October 2015, cutting edge florists from michigan and across the country filled the walls and ceilings of an abandoned detroit house with american-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend installation Friday, October 16th through Sunday, October 18th, with an estimated 3,000+ visitors.
Now that the October installation weekend has passed, the house that held the exhibition will soon be responsibly deconstructed and its materials repurposed. The land will be converted into a flower farm and design center for project creator lisa waud's business pot & box on their formerly neglected properties.
The first weekend of May 2015, the Flower House team hosted a preview event in a neighboring vacant house to whet the whistles of interested florists, curious visitors, and potential sponsors. The project has been featured in local, national, and worldwide media for innovation in floral design and repurposing forgotten structures in the city of Detroit.
Flower House was named to My Modern Met's Best of 2015: top 15 Most Remarkable Installations.
Read more about Flower House at www.theflower.house
Photo Credit: © Heather Saunders Photography 2015