Flora in Winter

March 2–5

“Flora in Winter” 2023 logo with a floral arrangement in the background

Admission: Adults/seniors ($30), Institutional Members ($15), Youth 17 & under ($7), WAM Members (FREE). Not a Member? Join now!

Additional tickets required for select programs and events.

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Tickets to Flora in Winter will also be available at the door.

Members: To receive your discount, check your email for registration links or sign into your Member account at the top right of the ticket purchase page. Join today!

Enjoy a welcome taste of spring during the Worcester Art Museum’s annual floral design extravaganza, with arrangements inspired by works of art around the Museum. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Flora in Winter invites the region’s top floral designers to activate parts of the Museum to create a lush and immersive environment.

A robust schedule of programs will accompany the arrangements throughout the four-day event. Enjoy a night of sake-tasting while supporting the future of art, watch arrangements come to life, gain plant-growing powers from experts, and so much more. See the full schedule.

Please note:

  • Discounts, library passes, and museum passes are not valid during Flora in Winter.
  • The Museum will be closed to the public on Wednesday, March 1, to allow for Flora in Winter installation.
  • Due to Flora in Winter, Free First Sunday will not take place on March 5.
  • Members may reserve a maximum number of tickets per day based on membership level:
    • Single membership – 1 ticket per day
    • Dual membership – 2 tickets per day
    • Dual Plus One membership – 3 tickets per day
    • Benefactor and Salisbury membership – 4 tickets per day

2023 Flora in Winter Chairs:
Kim Cutler, Kathy Michie, and Sarah Ribeiro

Committee Members:
Sally Jablonski and Julie Lapham

A group of women gather around an arrangement during 'Flora' 2022 A floral arrangement from 'Flora in Winter' 2020

Programs and Events

Tickets to select programs are limited.

Flora Euphoria

Friday, March 3, 6:30-8:30pm
Celebrate Flora in Winter with an evening of art, music, food and more at a party themed around the exhibition, The Floating World. Tickets and details.


Ask a Gardener!

Thurs, Fri & Sun, 12-2pm; Lancaster Lobby
Curious about plants? Want to grow your own flora specimens? Stop by the gardening question-and-answer table presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association. Volunteers will be here to listen and provide advice on all of your horticultural needs.


Thurs, Fri & Sun, 11am, 1pm & 2pm; Sat, 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:15pm*
Docents will be leading tours of the Flora in Winter artworks and arrangements throughout the event. Tours meet in Salisbury Hall and are free with Flora in Winter admission.

* The 4:15pm tour on Saturday begins at the Conference Room.

To arrange an hour-long private group tour, contact the Tour Programs Coordinator at 508.793.4338 or grouptours@worcesterart.org. Private tour reservations are $5 per person.

Food service

Thurs, Fri & Sun, 11am-2pm; Sat, 3-6pm; Café
An enticing array of lunch options will be available for purchase during Flora in Winter. Provided by Sir Loin Catering.

Thursday, March 2
Open 10am-4pm

arrow_drop_down 8-10am – Flora Live: A Grand Landscape (advance tickets required)

arrow_drop_down 11:30am – Eco-Friendly Designing, with Maureen Christmas

arrow_drop_down 1pm – Fascinator Workshop

arrow_drop_down 2pm – In-Your-Hand Floral Designing, with Sally Jablonski

arrow_drop_down 2pm – Musical Performance: Musical Performance: Hans Betancourth

Friday, March 3
Open 10am-4pm

arrow_drop_down 10am – Colorful Flora, with Kim Cutler (advance tickets recommended)

arrow_drop_down 11:30am – Parallel Design in Flower Arranging, with Sarah Ribeiro

arrow_drop_down 2pm – Designing with Textures, with Sally Jablonski

arrow_drop_down 2pm – Musical Performance: JAZZED UP Trio

arrow_drop_down Salisbury Giving Society Events

arrow_drop_down 6:30pm – Flora Euphoria

Saturday, March 4
Open 2-8pm

arrow_drop_down 3:30pm – The Garden Awakens, with Kaye Vosburgh (advance tickets recommended)

arrow_drop_down 4pm – Ikebana Demonstration, with Tom Maney

Sunday, March 5
Open 10am-4pm

arrow_drop_down 10:30am – The Curious Plantsman: Challenging Convention—Plant Trials, Projects and Current Experiments, with Matt Mattus (advance tickets recommended)

arrow_drop_down 11:30am – Fascinator Workshop

arrow_drop_down 12:15pm – Musical Performance: Worcester Children’s Chorus

arrow_drop_down1pm – Discovering John Chandler Bancroft, with Jim Welu, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum (advance tickets recommended)

arrow_drop_down2pm – Fun with Foliage, with Thelma Shoneman

arrow_drop_down 2pm – Musical Performance: The Forest in Full Color, with Robbie Wilson, Director of the Goddard Quartet

Sponsored by UniBank and Fallon Health.

A woman takes a photo of an arrangement during 'Flora in Winter' 2021 A floral interpretation from 'Flora' 2022