Beauty from Blight

Flower House: Beauty From Blight

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Session I: 8:30 - 11:30am
Session II: 12:30 - 3:30pm
$25 member, $35 nonmember

Flower House Detroit was a floral art installation conceived by floral designer and contemporary artist Lisa Waud of Pot & Box. Held in a formerly abandoned property Waud purchased for $500, she was inspired by the works of Christo and Jean Claude – long term planning, short exhibition. With this model and her collaborative spirit, she initiated plans to create a project with her day-to-day medium – flowers and plants – in the vacant properties.

Over 3 days in October 2015, florists and designers from across the U.S and Canada filled the entire 18-room house with American-grown flowers. 3,500 visitors and press from around the country then gathered to walk through the exhibition in awe and amazement. Initially, Lisa planned to use proceeds from the ticket sales to responsibly demolish the house to make way for a flower farm for her business. Instead, she has turned the land into a public garden and cutting farm for her business.

Lisa will share the story of the project from inception through execution as well as her involvement in Detroit Flower Week. In business for 11 years, Pot & Box has become Detroit’s well-known and sought-after studio for fresh event flowers and container gardening services and is the modern plant source for the city. More details on the Flower House can be found at:

Session I (includes a continental breakfast): Register here

Session II (includes light appetizers): Register here

<< Back