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).
Questions? Call toll free, 800-258-8912.
A Look Back: Enjoy this 1999 New England Spring Flower Show Photo Tour.
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