Events & Activities
The Boston Flower & Garden Show is filled with fun activities for the whole family! Keep checking back to watch this year’s features unfold!
The Boston Flower & Garden Show and its producer, Paragon Group, are proud to partner with the Genesis Foundation for Children and radio station Mix 104.1 to kick off the show with a festive fundraiser on Tuesday evening. For more information on how you can become one of the first to see the show when blooms are at their brightest and to benefit the wonderful work of the Genesis Foundation, click here.
Garden Design 101 Class: Creating an Ever-Blooming, Low-Maintenance Garden with Kerry Mendez, Thursday, March 15, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Garden author and lecturer Kerry Ann Mendez has over 25 years of professional and personal garden experience with a special interest in low-maintenance gardening. She is the author of four popular gardening books. Incorporating humor, passion and abundant knowledge in her programs. Kerry will share easy-to-implement steps for creating ever-blooming gardens that are pollinator-friendly and less maintenance. Topics include: Site Assessment, Design Principles, Plant Selections for Continuous Bloom, Building a Plant List and Much More! $29 class fee includes notes, plant catalogs, door prizes and a booksigning but does not include Show admission – you must also purchase an admission ticket.
Boston Flower Show After Dark
Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 5:00 PM to close, enjoy special activities like wine sampling from the Cork Stop and hands-on planting and flower arranging activities. A full schedule will be posted before the show. And did you know you can get $5 off admission when you enter the show after 5pm (Wednesday – Saturday)? Click here to purchase Boston Flower Show After Dark admission!
Flower Arranging with Alice’s Table
We’ve teamed up with Alice’s Table to offer two exclusive workshops for floral design enthusiasts at the Boston Flower Show on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th! Grab a flower friend or a garden gal or guy and learn the art of flower arranging. We’ll bring the aprons and the flowers, you can bring your aptitude for everything green! Take home your own gorgeous arrangement in a vase after checking out the region’s largest Flower Show for ideas, inspiration and bargains on all your spring gardening projects. Please note: the price of the workshop does not include Show admission – you must also purchase an admission ticket
Lectures and Demonstrations
A full roster of gardening, cooking and floral design demonstrations and in-depth lectures is planned for every day of the show. Join national experts, garden authors, local nursery managers and landscapers, Master Gardeners and our knowledgeable exhibitors for a diverse range of topics. Check out this year’s schedule!
The Boston Flower & Garden Show hosts amateur competitions in floral design, horticulture and photography, coordinated by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. These are Standard Flower Show juried shows representing the best amateur talent in New England! The competitions cleverly reflect the theme of the show. For more information, click here.
Take The Onsite Show Survey and Register to Win a Boston Ballet Ticket Package for Spring’s Hottest Shows!
Enter to win two orchestra seats to three amazing productions: “Romeo & Juliet” (March 15-April 8), The Sleeping Beauty (May 11-19), and Classic Balanchine (May 17-June 9) at the beautiful Boston Opera House.
Ask The Experts
The Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association hosts its popular information table where you can ask all your vexing gardening questions, get advice for the coming season and pick up info sheets on popular topics. If you need help identifying a plant, feel free to bring in a cutting or a photo! The Plant Something MA initiative will bring some of the region’s top landscape and nursery center staff to offer their expertise, and a different guest organization will bring displays and info on their particular top each day of the show:
Wednesday, March 14 New England Rose Society (12-4PM)
Thursday, March 15 New England Unit of the Herb Society of America
Friday, March 16 Bedrock Gardens of New Hampshire
Saturday, March 17 Slow Foods
Sunday, March 18 New England Rose Society (12-4pm)
Music in the Gardens
Once again, the talented ladies of Sweet Adelines will join us for five energetic performances throughout the week! They’ll put a bounce in your step and smile on your face as you enjoy their mini flashmobs of amazing acapella versions of current hits and classics while you stroll through our gardens.
Little Sprouts Activity Center
There’s something for everyone at the Boston Flower Show – even the little ones! The Little Sprouts Children’s Center will be jam packed with fun activities like storytelling, vegetable stamping, tissue flower making and much more! Special thanks to the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association for their programming partnership.
People’s Choice Awards
In addition to the panels of horticulture luminaries who judge the Boston Flower & Garden Show’s professional garden displays for prestigious awards, visitors to the show on its first two days get to cast their votes for their favorite garden in the important People’s Choice Award balloting! Congrats to Heimlich Nurseries, our 2017 winner!