Events

The Garden Clubs rely on Florescence proceeds to support their many essential projects to preserve and cultivate gardens, parks, and green spaces throughout our community. Sponsorship opportunities for these events begin at $1,500 and more information can be found here.

Tickets are required for entry into each of the events.

Time Well Spent Floral Demonstration and Reception

Tuesday, April 16, 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Joseph Massie
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus
The Caroline Wiess Law Building, Brown Auditorium
Individual Tickets: $75, Limited availability

Individual tickets will go on sale beginning January 31st on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Development Office at 713-639-7581, or e-mail florescence@mfah.org.

Show Time Cocktail Party

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cocktail attire
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
Individual Tickets: $150

To purchase your ticket, contact the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Development Office at
713-639-7581, or e-mail florescence@mfah.org.

High Noon Lecture and Luncheon

Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 Noon
Speaker: Joseph Massie
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus
The Caroline Wiess Law Building, Cullinan Hall
Individual Tickets: $200, Limited availability

Individual tickets will go on sale beginning January 31st on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Development Office at 713-639-7581, or e-mail florescence@mfah.org.

 

About Joseph Massie

Frequently referred to by the media as ‘the floral artist of his generation’, Joseph Massie is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top botanical artists.  Aged just fourteen, Joseph desperately wanted a weekend job, and after successfully applying to the local flower stall, he began working spending his weekends working in his hometown of Liverpool, UK. Perhaps to some it was an uncommon interest for a fourteen year old boy, but Joseph quickly found his vocation amongst the buckets of blossoms and buds.

Taking steps to pursue his passion, Joseph self-funded his education and began to hone his practice and develop a creative ethos, participating in intense training sessions with top international designers and artists. To further build his artistic vocabulary, Joseph began to participate firstly in regional, followed by national, floral design competitions, and aged nineteen, won his first national design competition, the BFA Young Florist of the Year 2007.

Following his national title victory, Joseph took his first steps onto the world stage at Eurofleurs (Belgium, Brussels, ‘08). European success was followed in quick succession by competing at the highly regarded 40th WorldSkills Competition (Calgary, Canada, ‘09) where he became the first and only UK Competitor to ever take home a Bronze Medal, (ranked 3rd Worldwide) in Floristry.Joseph completed his extraordinary international run by finishing Silver Medal (ranked 2nd in Europe) at Eurofleurs, the European Youth Championships (Manchester, UK) in 2010.Whilst experiencing humbling international success, his achievements were proudly echoed on home soil, winning seventeen national & international competitions and awards, including five consecutive RHS Gold Medals – and four Best in Show awards – at the world renown RHS Chelsea Flower Show (‘09/’10/’11/’12/’13).  Joseph is the youngest person ever to achieve this feat.

To learn more about Joseph Massie, you can visit his website here (josephmassie.com)