Art in the Elements: A Plein Air Floral Exhibition

Presented by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary and the American Institute of Floral Designers - North Central Chapter.

Preview Party
Friday, September 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50 per guest (advance reservations required)
Includes one drink ticket (cash bar), hors d'ouevres, dessert, a floral fashion accessory, and a $25 tax-deductible donation

General Admission
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$15 per guest in advance | $20 per guest at the door

Discover living sculpture exhibits of fresh floral and botanicals in the natural setting of The Mountain at Cranbrook Gardens. Experience one-of-a-kind floral artworks, mingle with the artists, attend educational workshops, and explore the Gardens. Register online today!

Proceeds from this fundraising event will help support the preservation of Cranbrook House & Gardens and the scholarship fund of the American Institute of Floral Designers - North Central Chapter. 

Register online using the links below or by calling 248.645.3149. Advance reservations for the Preview Party are required by Tuesday, September 5 at 12:00 pm. General admission presale ends on Friday, September 8 at 12:00 pm. 

Tickets will not be mailed for this event. 

The exhibition will be held rain or shine. Reservations are nonrefundable.

Meet the Artists
This exhibition is designed by members of the American Institute of Floral Designers - North Central Chapter. AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for such renowned events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, Academy Awards and Presidential Inaugurations.

Click here to learn about the artists.

Orchid Plant Upgrades Workshop - Lisa Belisle AIFD

Friday, September 8, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to upgrade the look of a blooming Orchid plant a few different ways. Sometimes they are great on their own, but you don't have to settle for the box store look when company comes over or when giving as a gift. Lisa will explore some out of the box ideas to decorate Orchid plants and how to care for them.  

Kokedama Japanese String Gardening Workshop - Laura Daluga AIFD

Friday, September 8, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Laura to learn about the Japanese Kokedama - a traditional bonsai form. Kokedama, simply translated, means "moss ball." Watch Laura create Kokedama from different tropical plants and learn best practices for care and upkeep to keep a string garden beautiful and healthy. 

Wire Work to Personalize Bridal Bouquets - Deborah Strand AIFD

Friday, September 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm -8:00 pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Watch as Deborah demonstrates how decorative wire adds artistic value to bridal bouquets. Join Deb as she shows different styles of today's trend-setting bridal bouquets, enhanced with decorative wire. Interact up close as she builds the architectural foundation of bouquets, and learn how to use and reuse aluminum wire in your own bouquets at home. 

Cranbrook House & Gardens is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Parking is available onsite and on Lone Pine Road. During general admission on Saturday, additional parking is available at 550 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. During general admission on Sunday, additional parking is available across the street at Christ Church Cranbrook. 

A shuttle will be available during general admission on Saturday only.

Cranbrook House & Gardens is a historic facility preserved and maintained as closely as possible to its original design. As such, there are certain natural and artificial surface conditions, such as grass, wood chip, stones, stairs, steep slopes and uneven terrain which can make walking and use of a wheelchair difficult. Assistance for persons using wheelchairs or walkers is recommended. 

Cranbrook House
Cranbrook House will not be open during this exhibition. 

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Photo Credit
Photography by Al Cooley. Photographs are for illustrative purposes only - exhibit designs will vary.

Preview Party

General Admission

General Admission