Please listen to our interview with Kristie Gonsalves, the show’s longtime producer and Cathy Ritchie, General Chairman of the 2018 Federated Garden Clubs of CT's Standard juried Garden Show (Pictured below)
37th ANNUAL “CONNECTICUT FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW” – Four Days!
AT THE CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford – Exit 29A off I-91
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
Friday, Feb. 23 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Saturday, Feb. 24 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and
Sunday, Feb. 25 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
►One of the Largest, Most Prestigious Flower Shows in New England – nearly 3 acres! Theme is “Breath of Spring” – countless creative and practical ideas for homeowners and apartment/condo dwellers. Great shopping for the garden, home, and for personal gifts including jewelry, clothing and accessories.
►At show entrance, a large sculpture, “A Winter Lion and Spring Lamb”, created by artist Shauna Shane of FentonRiver Studio in Storrs – the lion’s mane composed of tillandsias, rhipsalis, echeverias, cryptanthus and other succulents planted and installed by Woodward Greenhouses of Chaplin.
►Over an acre of gardens in bloom by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, including naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, and pollinator gardens:
AgriVentures Agway of Granby; A.H. Hutchinson Landscaping of Wethersfield; Aqua Scapes of CT of Portland; The Archdiocese of Hartford; Ballek's Garden Center of East Haddam; Bonsai Society of Greater Hartford; Bryce Studio of Providence, RI; College Cuts Landscaping of Tolland; the Connecticut Greenhouse Growers; the Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association; Connecticut Rose Society; Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery & Landscaping of Woodbury; Fairy Hop Gift Shop & Ladd's Garden Center of South Windham; Florist Collaborative of East Hartford; Fresh Start Pallet Products of Hartford; Gresczyk Farms of New Hartford; Natureworks Horticultural Services of Northford; Prides Corner Farms, Inc. of Lebanon; Rising Sun Landscaping of Canton; and Rivera Landscaping of North Franklin. New Feature: New England debut of “The Butterfly Encounter”, an interactive, screened-in, walk-through exhibit of live butterflies in all cycles of development.
►Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s 2018 Advanced Standard Flower Show: over 12,000-square feet of a design, horticulture, botanical arts and photography competition with more than 400 judged entries from members of close to 100 garden clubs across the state, all with the “Breath of Spring” theme.
►Over 300 booths of displays, activities & shopping: fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, artisans and handcrafted gifts, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture, and lawn and garden tools and equipment. Bring a 1/2 cup of soil to UConn Co-op booth for free soil testing.
►More than 50 hours of education seminars and demonstrations by expert presenters – (See page 2) Entry is free to all sessions with event admission (see CTFlowerShow.com for full schedule, times and rooms)
►Admission: $18 Adults; $16 Seniors Age 62 & Over on Thursday/Friday only; $5 Kids 5-12; Free under 5
►Show sponsors include B & P Turf Farm, Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc., Maple Meadow Farm, Bob Buettner Florist, Renewals by Anderson, Bedard Enterprises, and North East Expos, Inc.
►►►FOR ALL SHOW INFO including seminar schedule, exhibitors, and driving directions, visit www.CTFlowershow.com, download the MOBILE APP: CT Flower Show or 860-844-8461