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In the early morning hours of June 4, 2022, the Garden Guild of Winnetka installed a pop-up, elaborate floral arrangement located at Winnetka’s Station Park. The installation was designed to thank and honor all village essential workers, including policemen, firefighters, teachers, healthcare workers, postal workers and all others who served the community throughout the pandemic.

The Garden Guild of Winnetka's Flower Flash Instilation
The Garden Guild of Winnetka crafted an elaborate floral installation located in the heart of the village of Winnetka.

GGW Flower Flash

Essential workers from the Village of Winnetka were recognized by the June 4th floral installation created by the Garden Guild of Winnetka
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County President, and Chris Rintz, Winnetka Village President, enjoy the floral installation

Garden Guild of Winnetka members, inspired by the floral designer Lewis Miller’s book “Flower Flash”, believed that the essential workers as well as the entire community deserved a wildly extravagant floral event.  Garden Guild teamed up with the Village of Winnetka, the Winnetka Park District and the Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber of Commerce to select the date and site – June 4 coinciding with the opening of the Farmer’s Market at its temporary home at the Winnetka Metra Station adjacent to Station Park.


The installation of the floral structure – a giant heart of flowers surrounded by balls and pillows – was conceived and executed by the members of the Garden Guild of Winnetka.  Forty  hands and 3,000  flowers created a very memorable yet temporal thank you with this random act of flowers


Situated in the center of Station Park, the installation was viewed and enjoyed by many as evidenced by the plethora of photo ops it provided.  The “Flower Flash” disappeared before its glory faded so that all could recall only its beauty.

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