Here are some quick facts for you if you'd like to attend this year's gardening and growing extravaganza:
Dates: March 13-17, 2013
Public Hours: Wednesday, March 13 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Thursday, March 14 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, March 15 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 16 - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, March 17 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
2013 Theme: Seeds of Change
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 781-237-5533, ext. 103 for group ticket sales information. Massachusetts Horticultural Society members are admitted free. A membership may be purchased online.
Boston Flower & Garden Show 2013 Highlights: Must-sees for 2013 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).
- Celebrity guests: DIY Network's Dean & Derek, who host TV's Indoors Out and Rock Solid, will speak on Sunday, March 17, on two popular topics: Outdoor Living & Cooking and Designing for Outdoors.
- The lectures: Many educational lectures are offered during the Boston Flower & Garden Show's run. Intriguing offerings this year include: First Time Backyard Chicken Raising (Wednesday), Beekeeping 101 (Friday), Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? (Friday) and Recipes from the White House Kitchen Garden (Sunday).
Questions? Call toll free, 800-258-8912.
A Look Back: Enjoy this 1999 New England Spring Flower Show Photo Tour.
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