FLOWER HOUSE DETROIT WILL TRANSFORM ABANDONED HOUSES INTO A FLOWER GARDEN

“Imagine it now: You walk across the crumbling threshold of a house that has been vacant for over a decade, signs of former lives gathered in the windowsills and trapped in the fencing. It overlooks six busy lanes of I-75 and the whooshing of cars on its one-way highway service drive street. The second you step inside, the city sounds are muted. Every surface is lush with color and life. A floral carpet, a wall of foliage, a ceiling dripping with vines. This disarray and decay was once a home and will blossom again.”

Flower House Detroit is a one of a kind floral installation scheduled for October of 2015. Florists from all over the country with converge on an abandoned property in order to collectively cover the structure from floor to ceiling in American grown fresh flowers and living plants. The purpose of the installation is to raise money in order to responsibly de-construct the property and salvage as many materials as possible. The land will then be re-purposed into a beautiful flower garden.

Lisa Waud has been in business as Pot & Box for over 8 years, with one studio in Ann Arbor and one in Hamtramck. They offer floral design for special events and weddings, as well as horticultural decor and container garden services for residences and businesses across Southeast Michigan. Her inspiration for Flower House was born out of a long-standing fascination and adoration of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s immense and ambitious projects.

The house will be open to the public from Friday, October 16th through Sunday, October 18th. There will also be private reservations available for inspired couples to elope or photographers to stage styled shoots. This weekend’s installation will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a brief moment of breathtaking beauty in a house that was once abandoned, soon to be torn down, then replaced with a living, growing flower farm.

SPREAD THE WORD. Flower House Detroit wants people across the country–and the world–to visit the installation in October. Tell everyone you know about this crazy thing happening in Detroit! Flower House Detroit will also need VOLUNTEERS. There will be a lot to take care of leading up to and during the fall event. Sign up for the Flower House newsletter!

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If you are interested in joining their killer line up of participating FLORISTS, please visit their website for a link to apply to design a room in Flower House:

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