The 8th Annual International floral exhibit, entitled “Flowers Around the World” will again be held in the magnificent 102' tall nave of Washington National Cathedral. Washington Embassies, their ambassadors, and their floral designers contribute to the creation of gorgeous displays in the bays that run the length of the great hall.
The floral designs highlight each country’s natural and floral heritage as well as its topography, national colors, flags, and symbols. Many of these countries are returning from previous years and their talents produce stunning visual effects against the backdrop of the impressive Gothic structure. Open both days; free admission.
We now have 13 countries and their designers coming with their fabulous floral displays for 2013, among them are:
Austria, His Excellency Hans Peter Manz, Ambassador. Designer: Austrian Press and Information Service.
Australia, His Excellency Kim Beazley, ambassador and Mrs. Susie Annus. Designer: Nova dela Cruz
Colombia, His Excellency Carlos Urrutia, Ambassador and Mrs. Leonor de Urrutia. Designer: Scott Stevanus, Danisa's Wholesale Fresh Flowers, Inc. Flowers by Association of Colombian Flower Exporters
Ecuador, Her Excellency Nathalie Cely, Ambassador of Ecuador and Mr. Alvaro Ivan Hernandez. Flowers grown and donated by: Expoflorers. Designer: Potomac Floral Wholesale, Inc.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Donald Tong, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic Trade Affairs, USA. Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office. Designer: Greenworks.
Japan, His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador and Mrs. Sasae. Designer: Kyoko Mori
Jamaica, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, Ambassador and Mrs. Lisa Vasciannie. Designer: Rick Scott, Greenworks
Republic of Korea, His Excellency Choi Young-jin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Mrs. Lee Heewon. Designer: Mrs. Ok Han, York Flowers
Royal Netherlands, His Excellency Rudolph Bekink, Ambassador and Ms. Gabrielle de Kuyper. Designer: Marita Alabaster, President- The Wedding Loft, Holland Flowers & Photography
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Jaliy Chitran Wickramasuriya, Ambassador and Mrs. Priyanga Wickramasuriya. Designer: Carmelyne Ashbourne and Kanchana Herath
Ukraine, His Excellency Olexander Motsyk, Ambassador and Mrs. Natalia Terletska. Designer: Iryna Lipieiko
Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott, KCMG, LVOP, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Lady Westmacott. Designer: Martha Blakeslee with assistance from John Sonnier, APLD,Horticulturist.
The United States of America. Flower Mart 2013's Honored Country. Designer: Linda Roeckelein, Flower Guild, Washington National Cathedral.
Our list of participating countries, Embassies, Ambassadors and designers for 2012 may be found in the Flower Mart commemorative booklet starting on page 11, click here
To view more displays or to download pictures, go to the Flowers Around the World section of the Flower Mart photos in the photo gallery.
Also featuring flowers and general horticulture:
- Out on the grounds, many more wonderful events and booths will feature a great variety of flowers, herbs, and plants for sale.
- Self-guided tour materials for the medieval Bishop’s Garden, Olmsted Woods, and Amphitheater will be available to the public at no charge in a posted box in the Bishop's Garden and in boxes along the Pilgrim Way path in the Woods.