New for 2018: “Floral Wars” features top professional florists competing head-to-head to create floral designs daily at 3 p.m. at the North Hall Stage
“Floral Wars,” a new “friendly” competition featuring the Northwest’s most talented professional florists, joins the big line-up of attractions at America’s second largest flower and garden event.
Presented by American Grown Flowers, “Floral Wars” will be held each day from 3-4 p.m. on the North Hall Stage. It pits two top floral artists against each other as they create three arrangements—a bridal bouquet, a centerpiece and a “surprise” floral creation—all in an hour or less. It’s a test of the contestants’ grace under pressure as they showcase American-grown flowers, USA-made floral accessories and eco-design techniques.
“Garden enthusiasts yearn for more flowers in their lives and ‘Floral Wars’ delivers on a promise—to inspire and educate our audiences with great ideas for floral design. It’s a fun way for show-goers to learn how to choose, combine and arrange flowers from their own backyard,” said event host Debra Prinzing, author of Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet.
During the hour-long event, floral pros will be given several surprise buckets of stems, and with clippers, vases and ribbons in hand, they’ll demonstrate their unique aesthetic styles and share tips and techniques with audience members. Heightening the drama, watch how they react to our “secret” ingredients and unexpected challenges.
Adding to the fast-paced fun, Corona Tools and Johnny’s Selected Seeds will provide door prizes and giveaways for the audience during the hour-long event. Audiences are encouraged to take advantage of café seating and enjoy a meal, snack, and a beverage while learning from the region’s top floral artists.