Lisa Waud ~ Main Session Speaker

Lisa Waud has been arranging flowers in the soil & in the vase for over 20 years—from the volcanic slopes of Hawaii, the clay garden beds of the pacific northwest, & across the state of Michigan. Lisa lives in Detroit, and when she’s not playing with flowers, you can find her scheming up field trips with her giant dog Zero, planting in her gardens, or planning explorations in other inspirational cities.

Lisa is the founder and owner of Pot & Box, a floral design and horticultural decor studio. In business for 11 years, Pot & Box has become Detroit’s well-known and sought-after studio for fresh event flowers and container gardening services, and is the  modern plant source for the city, from its mobile ice-cream-truck-turned-mobile-retail-shop to its brick and mortar store in the stunning historical fisher building.

Lisa is also the creator of flower house, a floral installation that took place in October of 2015, filling an abandoned Detroit house with American-grown fresh flowers and living plants. The project received media attention, including the New York Times, Vogue Portugal, and perhaps mostly importantly in the Petoskey News review, Lisa’s hometown. The house was deconstructed to make way for a flower farm for Pot & Box, which is in the planning stages.

Detroit flower week, founded and produced by Lisa, took place over the one year anniversary of the flower house project. Learn more: