What’s not to love about flower shows?
Horticultural societies around the country are getting ready to kick off gardening season 2020 by transforming local convention centers and other venues into stunning display gardens and mini-landscapes. Gardening enthusiasts can venture to these wells of inspiration and get a peek at the latest gardening trends without braving rain, sleet or snow. And really, there’s no need for green thumbs — just make sure you’re wearing your walking shoes when you go. Prepared to be dazzled and inspired by fabulous gardens and displays, plus there’s typically demonstrations, lectures and great shopping.
Here’s a look at some of the top flower shows and garden festivals around the country.
The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. February 29 – March 8, 2020. Riviera Holiday. With citrus trees and sweeps of lavender, visitors will enjoy the sights and scents of the Mediterranean Riviera.
The Washington Post calls the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show a “perennial pleasure.” The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, with 33 acres of inspiration for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
Connecticut Flower and Garden Show. Feb. 20 -23 2020. Connecticut Convention Center. One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New England, with gardens created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, and include naturalistic, low maintenance and organic gardens.
- Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show April 2 – 5, 2020. Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RIbostonflowershow.
- Boston Flower & Garden Show March 11 – 15, 2020. Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA
- National Cherry Blossom Festival March 20 – April 12, 2020. Washington, DC
- Arkansas Flower & Garden Show February 28, 29, March 1, 2020. Arkansas State Fairgrounds, Little Rock, AR
- Nashville Lawn & Garden Show February 27 – March 1, 2020. The Fairgrounds Nashville, Nashville, TN
- Southern Spring Home & Garden Show February 28 – March 1, 2020 and March 6 – 8, 2020. Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte, NC
- Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 1 – June 1, 2020. Walt Disney Epcot Center, Orlando, FL.
- Mobile’s Festival of Flowers March 26 – March 29, 2020. Providence Hospital Campus, Mobile, AL
- Charleston’s Festival of Houses & Gardens March 11 – April 18, 2020. Charleston, SC
- Colorado Garden & Home Show Feb 22 – March 1, 2020. Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
- Akron Home and Flower Show Jan 24 – 26, 2020. John S. Knight Center, Akron, Ohio
- Minneapolis Home & Garden Show February 26 – March 1, 2020. Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Chicago Flower & Garden Show March 18 – 22, 2020. Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
- Boise Flower & Garden Show March 27-29, 2020. Boise Centre, Boise, ID
- Northwest Flower & Garden Show Feb. 26- March 1, 2020. Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
- San Fran – Nor Cal Flower & Garden Show April 2- 5, 2020. CAL Expo – Sacramento, CA