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This year’s Cathedral Antiques Show Flower Festival offers more than ever before. In addition to displays from eighteen garden clubs and flower guilds, the festival features a national book launch, an Iron Floral Design Competition, and a pop-up garden shop.
The floral designs by garden clubs and flower guilds will be on display throughout the 2017 Cathedral Antiques Show, but Friday, February 10, is the ideal day to experience the Flower Festival. That day, former White House floral designer Laura Dowling will give a presentation at 10:30 a.m. followed by a champagne toast and book signing to celebrate the national launch of her new book, Floral Diplomacy at the White House, which will be sold exclusively at the show before it is available elsewhere. Margot Shaw, founder and editor-in-chief of flower magazine, will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m., and at 2:30 p.m., Dowling and Shaw will judge an Iron Floral Design Competition in which three teams will compete against each other and the clock to create floral masterpieces. The Friday Flower Bouquet ticket includes all of the above, plus Friday general admission, for just $45.
Between presentations, a delicious lunch prepared by Flora & Flour will be for sale in the Gould Room. The pop-up garden shop featuring The Rose Gardener and Oakleaf Flower and Garden will be open throughout the show.
2017 Flower Festival participants include the Cherokee, Club Estates (Brookhaven), Designers, Druid Hills, Habersham, Iris, Laurel, Paces, Peachtree, Piedmont, Rose, and Sandy Springs garden clubs and the flower guilds of First Presbyterian Church, the Cathedral of St. Philip, and All Saints’, St. Anne’s, St. Bartholomew’s and St. Luke’s Episcopal Churches.