The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Florescence “Waves”

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 – Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

10:00 AM – 05:00 PM


Florescence, one of the nation's largest competitive flower shows, is presented by the Garden Club of Houston,  River Oaks Garden Club, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Now in its 12th edition, Florescence showcases floral and horticulture arrangements created and cultivated by entrants for the biennial public presentation. The 2017 theme is “Waves,” reflected in all of the arrangements on view. A special conservation exhibit titled Water, Water, Everywhere is intended to increase awareness of how choosing native plants can improve water quality and mitigate storm water flows, among other things.

Flower show divisions include Floral Design, Horticulture, Horticulture Design, Photography, Botanical Arts, Needle Arts, and Conservation and Art by Invitation. Designers are challenged to pull inspiration from dresses and paintings in the Museum’s permanent collection to create their floral pieces.

The Florescence general exhibition is open to the public on April 25 and 26 in galleries throughout the Beck Building. Access to "Florescence" is included with general Museum admission. For more information, visit flohouston.org, or contact florescence@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.


  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission: MFAH Members-FREE Adult-$15 ($14 Online); Senior (65+) $10 ($9 Online); Youth (13-18) $7.50 ($6.50 Online); Child (12 & younger) FREE; Military (ID Required) $10; Student (ID Required) $7.50 Ticketed exhibitions require an additional admission charge. Free Hours: FREE THURSDAY 10 am - 9 pm

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free parking is available in four outdoor street-level lots north of the Law Building. Two are along Main Street: one at Bissonnet one at Oakdale; and two are off Montrose Boulevard: one at the Glassell Studio School and one at the Glassell Junior School. Overflow parking is available at Park Plaza parking garages at 1200 Binz and 1201 Hermann Drive. Located directly east of the Beck and Law buildings the MFAH Visitors Center at 5600 Fannin features a four-story covered parking garage. The easy-to-find parking entrance is on Binz marked by a large yellow arrow. Parking Fee is $6 all day.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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