If you're looking for something a little different to do this St. Patrick's Day weekend, head over to the Seaport World Trade Center and check out The Boston Flower & Garden Show. Running through now through Sunday, this year’s theme, “Romance in the Garden” will help inspire you to upgrade your apartment patio or balcony this spring. CHR's own Director of Horticulture, Tim, served as judge for the best show display. Below are some highlights, but Tim says you have to check out the Garden of Hydrangeas (Jardin des Hortensias).
Garden Marketplace: Hundreds of retail vendors feature thousands of plants, garden tools and furnishings, landscape services, botanical décor and floral themed gifts.
Floral Competitions: The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society coordinate colorful competitions amongst the region’s top amateur floral arrangers and horticulturists, set to whimsical variations on the show theme such as “Love Songs” and “Something Old, Something New.”
EcoTours: New this year, the Ecological Landscape Association and the US Environmental Protection Agency will team up to offer a once-a-day tour of the show’s gardens, pointing out the ecologically-sound practices on display.
Ask the Experts: Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with vexing garden issues from soil typing to insect treatments.
Little Sprouts Kids Corner: Children’s activities center that will feature arts & crafts, face painting, and garden fun.
WHILE YOU'RE IN BOSTON:
After the show, take advantage of Boston Restaurant Week and grab a bite to eat at somewhere new. Check out their website for a list of restaurants.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Boston Flower Show, visit www.bostonflowershow.com.