I can already see the sweat beads forming on the foreheads of those who will compete. The World Flower Show is to be held June 15 – 19, 2011 in Boston, hosted by the World Association of Flower Arrangers USA. The collective mission of WAFA is to celebrate the art of floral design, exchange information, reinforce bonds among members, and promote the care and conservation of natural resources.
Delving into the show’s press kit, I grabbed one of many great images. The design pictured here—created in a prior year by Ellen Avellino and Peggy Moore—is indicative of just how unique these entries can be. Hundreds of international competitors will be participating.
World Flower Shows are held every three years and this will be the first time the show is on U.S. soil. Members of The Garden Club of America and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. are collaborating in support of this huge show.
Open to the public, consider it a once in a lifetime opportunity. Prior shows have been held in Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Delegates from 30 countries that comprise WAFA will descend on Boston.
Here’s the WAFA Show info. What a glorious way to see the world and make new friends.
Peace . . . your flower child,
Nancy R. Peck