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Flower Festival

 
Every Spring Christ Church Cathedral holds its flower festival.  The annual event was begun 118 years ago by Henry Shaw founder of what is now the Missouri Botanical Garden.  The festival includes: speakers, exhibits and plenty of beautiful flowers.  Naturally, Guerrilla Florist couldn’t resist putting in our two cents worth.  

Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 14th & Olive, Downtown Saint Louis, MO, USA 

Materials: Carnations, Chrysanthemums, fruit tree branches, Palm fronds, eucalyptus, Corkscrew willow, dock, Banksia protea and Hypericum berry. 

Size: 5 Feet x 4 feet 

Nestled next to the main entrance to the church is a charming chapel garden.  As if blown from some enormous tee, a mythical large nest has landed within the garden.  The sculpted nest contrasts wildly with the diminutive oasis with in which it has dropped.  

The festival’s theme this year has to do with environmental consciousness or “green” living.  In keeping with this theme, our sculpture is made nearly entirely of materials recycled from previous commercial events.  Lest we become too, too serious, nestled in the garden in a holly tree is flying a floral bluebird with a bad case of nest envy. 

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