March 20 – 24: San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

Posted on March 18, 2013



“Gardens Make the World Go Round”
The 2013 SF Flower & Garden Show March 20-24, 2013

The 28th Annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show dramatically ushers in Spring with a spectacular new show featuring beautiful and unique display gardens created by top West Coast garden designers inspired by this year’s international “Gardens Make the World Go Round” theme. America’s third largest flower and garden show of its kind, it will be held over five days, Wednesday through Sunday, March 20-24, 2013 at the San Mateo Event Center. Adult single day tickets are available at the door for $20 and early bird discount tickets are available online for $16 at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show website– Children 16 and under are free.

garden show2Top garden designers spend almost a year in planning their gardens which are carefully assembled using cutting edge garden techniques and the latest materials in green landscape design. The show brings in new ideas and inspiration to help make garden dreams into reality for Bay Area gardeners. There will be large organic edible garden displays and small space gardens that celebrate the garden-to-table food movement. This year there are over 90 DIY workshops and discussion seminars on green topics, with a parade of celebrity chefs sharing their recipes and techniques on the Chef Stage.

garden showNew gardens this year show a great diversity in approach and bold styling. Tons of materials, plants, huge trees, garden structures, outdoor living furniture and living works of art reflect the bold imagination of these garden designers. The “Gardens Make the World Go Round” theme includes cultural references, regional plants and design elements.  Among the countries represented, showgoers can walk among the gardens from China, England,  Mexico, Hawaii, Thailand, Ireland, Iceland, South Africa, The Netherlands, Italy and the Philippines.

The Globe-“A World of Succulent Gardens”, from Succulent Gardens, comprises the world’s largest living and rotating succulent Globe with over 30,000 succulent plants depicting the seas and continents. Robin Stockwell and Weston Cook from Special Events, have carefully designed, planted and grown this unique exhibit over the last eighteen months. A remarkable and realistic tribute to our living Earth, it all comes together for the first time at the Show.

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