Events & Activities
The Boston Flower & Garden Show is filled with fun activities for the whole family! Check out our 2017 line up of Events and Activities below, and stay tuned for our 2018 schedule!
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.
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!
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 Daily Plant-It: Succulent Container Gardens Hands-On Workshops
Thursday, March 23 & Friday, March 24 from 6-7 PM you can hone your gardening superpowers and have some laughs with friends while participating in this fun, hands-on workshop by Cheryl Heimlich of Heimlich Nurseries. Get your hands dirty and create your own trendy tabletop succulent garden to take home. Workshop tickets are $15 to cover supplies in addition to your Flower Show admission. Only 30 spots available in each workshop. Click here to purchase tickets!
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.
Garden Photography Workshops – Sponsored by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects
To make your digital memories at the Boston Flower and Garden Show even more special, join one of the free Photography Mini-Workshops. Sponsored by Boston Society of Landscape Architects, local, award-winning landscape architecture photographers, Anthony Crisafulli and Ngoc Doan, Associate ASLA, will lead short photo workshops. After a brief talk, your small group will go to the exhibits and take some photographs, guided by the photographer. Back in the room, there will be time for some sharing and comments. Low pressure! Lots of fun! Cameras and cell phones welcome! Workshops will meet in the Beacon Hill Room in the Conference Center just beyond the glass doors at the far end of the main hall.
Thursday, March 23, 6:30 PM, Anthony Crisafulli
Friday, March 24, 6:00 PM, Ngoc Doan
Register via email to ChapterOffice@BSLAnow.org so we can plan for your participation.
Take The Onsite Show Survey and Register to Win a Weekend Getaway in Boothbay Harbor, Maine!
Boothbay Harbor is a favorite destination for travelers looking for charm, a rich boating heritage, specialty shops, galleries and the largest fleet of excursion boats on the coast for viewing lighthouses, seals, islands, whales, puffins and the rocky coast. Fill out our Show survey and be entered to win one of two great prize packages: Botanically Speaking in Boothbay Harbor includes admission for 2 to Coastal Maine Botanic Garden and Gardens AGLOW includes Admission for 2 to Gardens AGLOW at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. Travel packages courtesy of Downeaster Travel Packages.
Ask The Experts
The Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association hosts its popular information booth 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 indentifying a plant, feel free to bring in a cutting or a photo!
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. Check out the schedule of their performances below:
Thursday, March 23
11AM & 2 PM – Soundwaves Quartet
Friday, March 24
11AM & 2PM – Four Fun Quartet
Saturday, March 25
11 AM – Accidental Charm Quartet
2 PM – Lashes Quartet
Sunday, March 26
11AM & 2PM – Avant Garde Quartet
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.
We will be videoing Facebook Live segments Wednesday, March 22 from the Boston Flower Show floor. Join us and be part of these live action!
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!