Jet Fresh Flower Growers proudly donated roses from Cotopaxi representing the U.S. Embassy of Ecuador (Embajada del Ecuador en los Estados Unidos) at Flower Mart 2019 located at the Washington National Cathedral. Flower Mart is an 80-year-old tradition in Washington D.C. where Embassies, their ambassadors and floral designers join to create colorful floral displays.
His Excellency Francisco Carrión Mena, Ambassador of Ecuador, and Mrs. Paulina Arcos presented their floral theme: “A Gift for You” which was arranged by floral designer, Marco Benitez. The floral designs presented were highlighted by each country’s natural and floral heritage as well as its topography, national colors, flags, and symbols, according to the All Hollows Guild, Washington National Cathedral Gardens.
Since 1939, All Hallows Guild has held Flower Mart on the first Friday and Saturday of May as a benefit for the Cathedral’s gardens and grounds. This 2-day event is full of fun and activities for the family celebrating this tradition. This year, Flower Mart 2019 expanded to the “Flower District” on the Cathedral’s front lawn.
About Flower Mart
“The National Cathedral Flower Mart is Washington, D.C.’s spring festival for garden enthusiasts and families that features annuals, perennials, landscape exhibits, Olmsted Woods and Garden tours, musical entertainment, gourmet food, a book sale, and children’s activities such as a rock wall, moon bounce, a mini-Ferris wheel, and a century-old restored carousel,” according to source.
Since 1939, it has been held on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral sponsored by the volunteer organization, All Hallows Guild.
The festival encircles Washington National Cathedral with its tents and includes more than 70 booths offering gardening items, handbags, jewelry, and more.
Flower Mart 2019 Participating Embassies And Cultural Offices
Washington Embassies, their ambassadors, and their floral designers contributed to the creation of gorgeous displays in the bays that run the length of the great hall. Their designer’s talents produce stunning visual effects against the structural Gothic backdrop. The exhibit was opened both days of Flower Mart with free admission, and has grown to be one of Flower Mart’s favorite attractions. All Hollows Guild
Please see below for the list of participating embassies and cultural offices that joined alongside the U.S. Embassy of Ecuador.
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