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Show of Summer

Six Chicago-area garden clubs present this competitive exhibition.

Show of Summer

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 – 25, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Six Chicago-area garden clubs affiliated with the Garden Club of America (GCA) present the competitive exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Visitors will find competitive flower-arrangement classes, horticulture classes, photography classes, and classes for children. More than 100 GCA members, representing dozens of GCA clubs around the country, will compete. Exhibits will be judged and awards presented. The six Chicago-area garden clubs affiliated with GCA are the Garden Club of Barrington, Garden Club of Evanston, Garden Guild of Winnetka, Kenilworth Garden Club, Lake Forest Garden Club, and the Winnetka Garden Club.

Annette von Einem Floral Design Lecture/Demonstration
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $60 (Member discount not applicable for this lecture)
Alsdorf Auditorium
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The Show of Summer is pleased to present Annette von Einem, contemporary floral design artist. Annette von Einem’s floral aesthetic sets her apart from virtually every contemporary floral designer working today. Over the past 18 years, von Einem has developed her whimsical sense of design and honed her creative skills in floral arrangements as unique pieces of commercial art. Working from her floral design studio in Copenhagen, von Einem creates floral designs for weddings, corporate events, and private brands. Her innovative designs seek to capture and interpret the essence of each client’s experience. As a young designer, von Einem has earned a reputation for exciting and innovative design based on current trends in floral art. Her work is meticulous in interpretation of color, texture, and contrast while focusing on pure and simple design. Von Einem’s visionary work with flower design has gathered great interest for her style and techniques, and she teaches seminars and workshops around the world, from Kazakhstan to Scotland. From her workshop in central Copenhagen, von Einem works primarily with fashion and event clients, like Elle Magazine Award, Danish Design Award, international jewelry design Charlotte Lynggaard, international hotel franchises, and other major events. We are delighted that her first trip to the United States will be the Show of Summer. To learn more about von Einem, visit her website at

Annette von Einem