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Boston Flower & Garden Show 2014

Romance is the Theme of New England's Largest Spring Flower Show

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The Boston Flower & Garden Show makes a wonderful day trip. Browse the garden displays, savor the sweet scents of spring, shop the Garden Marketplace, attend a talk or demonstration and spend a memorable and inspiring day with a friend.

© 2010 Kim Knox Beckius
Updated February 12, 2014
The New England Spring Flower Show was a New England springtime tradition for an amazing 137 years. After a year without a major flower show in Boston in 2009, Paragon Group introduced the Boston Flower & Garden Show featuring the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's traditional design and cultivation competition. In 2014, they'll team once again to provide New England garden enthusiasts with a breath of spring at the region's largest indoor spring flower show.

See Photos of the Inaugural Boston Flower & Garden Show

Here are some quick facts for you if you'd like to attend this year's gardening and growing extravaganza:

Dates: March 12-16, 2014

Public Hours: Wednesday, March 12 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Thursday, March 13 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, March 14 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 15 - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, March 16 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

2014 Theme: Romance in the Garden

Location: The Boston Flower & Garden Show takes place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Admission: Admission to the Boston Flower & Garden Show is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65 and over, $10 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under age 6. Tickets may be purchased on site or online in advance. Discounted group tickets are available for advance purchase in quantities of 20 or more. Call Peg Rose at 800-258-8912, ext. 103 for group ticket sales information. Massachusetts Horticultural Society members are admitted free. A membership may be purchased online.

Preview Party: Enjoy a sneak preview of the show! A benefit Preview Party is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center. Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased online. Proceeds benefit the Genesis Foundation for Children.

Boston Flower & Garden Show 2014 Highlights: Must-sees for 2014 include:

  • The design competitions: "They're inventive and whimsical, and the designers are always incorporating things like potatoes and fly swatters into their arrangements," says Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston's Gardens & Green Spaces (Compare Prices).
  • English Garden Tea: Enjoy a traditional English high tea at Aura Restaurant in the Seaport Hotel, located across the street from the Flower Show, between 1 and 4 p.m. each day of the show. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 617-385-4300.
  • The lectures: Many educational lectures are offered during the Boston Flower & Garden Show's run. Intriguing offerings this year include: Falling Back in Love with Your Tomatoes (Wednesday), The Real Dirt on Dirt (Friday), Honey Bee & Urban Beekeeping (Friday) and Local Blooms for Local Brides & Grooms (Sunday).
Hotel Packages: Several nearby hotels are offering special packages and discounts in conjunction with the Boston Flower & Garden Show. The Seaport Boston Hotel (check rates) is located across the street from the Seaport World Trade Center and offers the most convenient access to the Flower Show.

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Questions? Call toll free, 800-258-8912.

A Look Back: Enjoy this 1999 New England Spring Flower Show Photo Tour.

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