Wednesday, October 24, 2018
10:00 a.m. Lecture
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet Street, 77005

The lecture is free and open to the public.

German Master Florist Gregor Lersch has won numerous floral awards from his homeland, as well as international prizes for his amazing floral artistry. Recognized as the Master of all Master Florists, he is one of the few people looked to internationally, for bringing new trends and design evolution to the global floral design industry. He is a prolific author of over thirty floral design books, is fluent in six languages, a musician, and is recognized for his wonderfully creative Land Art.
His concept of combining all styles of floral work, with a sense of place, and the personality of the artist in floristic expression, is recognized throughout the world as unique.  Gregor is dedicated first and foremost to the promotion of natural flora, whether it is fresh or dried. His work stands under the motto of Albert Eurich, his revered teacher: Appropriateness, decisiveness and truthfulness – but above all with great character.


The Nancy Thomas Horticulture Lecture was established in 1995 and is held biennially in February. This event focuses on horticulture. Recent speakers have included Adriaan Geuze, William Cullina and Antonia Adezio.

Julia Picton Wallace Lecture, begun in 2006 and is held biennially in the fall, and is devoted to the subject of floral arrangement. These speakers are prominent floral artists who give a demonstration and speak about the methods and skills necessary to floral arranging. Presenters have included Elisa DeJong Stout, Natasha Lisitsa, Jane Godshall, Soho Sakai and Bruno Duarte.


For more information about The Nancy Thomas Horticulture Lecture from February 2018, please see the event program below.

The Nancy Thomas Horticulture Lecture program 2018



Molly Glentzer, Park designer Michael van Valkenburgh speaks to Houston gardeners about plants, Houston Chronicle, February 21, 2018.

Brenda Beust Smith, Nancy Stallworth Thomas, Lazy Gardener & Friends, February 21, 2018. (see below)