Events

Proceeds from Florescence provide vital support to both Garden Clubs in their many essential projects to preserve and cultivate gardens, parks, and green spaces throughout our community, as well as supporting the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Underwriting opportunities begin at $1,500. More information can be found here.

All events take place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and reservations are required for each event. Individual tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00 am. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Development Office at 713-639-7581 or email florescence@mfah.org


An Artist in Bloom: Hanneke Frankema

Wednesday, April 26, 2:30 p.m.
Floral Demonstration

Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77005

Floral Demonstration tickets: $75 each

ABOUT HANNEKE FRANKEMA

Since Hanneke Frankema was awarded the title of ‘Master Florist’—at the time, the youngest florist ever to do so—her floral life has been a rollercoaster of activity. With numerous prizes to her name, including the prestigious 2022 Europa Cup and the 2018 National Dutch Championship of floristry, as well as a wealth of international experience, Hanneke is a highly sought—after guest arranger, regularly traveling around the world to perform demonstrations, teach, and inspire. Thanks to her rich experience in creating special flower arrangements—be that for trade fairs, shows, schools, colleagues, or private customers—Hanneke is able to bring her own very personal creations to life, characterized by her use of color, avant-garde techniques, and an unfailing eye for detail.


“Social Butterflies” Cocktail Party

Wednesday, April 26, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cocktail reception and Flower Show viewing

Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

Cocktail party tickets: $200 each


An Entertaining Story with India Hicks

Thursday, April 27, 11:30 a.m.
Lecture and Luncheon

Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77005

Lecture & Luncheon tickets: $250 each

 

ABOUT INDIA HICKS

Designer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother of five, India Hicks was born in London, England, and comes from both British and design royalty. Her father was famed interior decorator David Hicks, and her mother is Lady Pamela Hicks, whose father was the last Viceroy of India. India who has often made bold life choices, which have led to a multi-faceted, unexpected life journey. She has authored four design books, modeled for Ralph Lauren, among others, and been an on-air personality for networks ranging from Bravo to the BBC. She has had her hand in the design world for over two decades—from hotels to home collections. In September 2020, India’s new book ‘An Entertaining Story’ was published by Rizzoli. India now consults with fashion, home and lifestyle brands.