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 Preview Party is a one of a kind event happening on Tuesday, March 10th! Benefiting The Genesis Foundation for Children, it includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, raffles, and surprise live musical entertainment from the Mix Lounge. Past entertainers include Lukas Graham, Haley Reinhart, Matt Nathanson, Nick Fradiani, and The Plain White T’s. The event is hosted by MIX 104.1’s Karson and Kennedy.
Appearance by Garden Answer’s Laura LeBoutillier
Stop by the Lecture Hall to see YouTube sensation and garden expert, Laura LeBoutillier from Garden Answer at 11:30am on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 as she shares her top tricks and tips to master all things plants.
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Insider Tips for Growing Extraordinary Gardens! with Kerry Ann Mendez
Kerry Ann Mendez, an award-winning garden educator, author, and design consultant, will present two dynamic lectures on Saturday, March 14th from 10:30 -12:30 that provide invaluable insights for enjoying high-impact, low-maintenance gardens in the Northeast.
Part 1: Inspirational Design Ideas Gleaned from Outstanding Landscapers. This idea-inspiring presentation features breathtaking landscapes crafted by some of the most noteworthy garden designers in the Northeast. You’ll discover brilliant and practical tips for gardening sites from small urban lots to large estates, intense sun to full shade, and seemingly impossible situations.
Part 2: Hydrangeas Demystified – Great Hydrangeas and Proven Tips for Exceptional Blooms. Unravel the mystery for having honkin’ Hydrangeas that will be the envy of the neighborhood. This vast genus of shrubs is divided into five groups. Knowing the differences and how to maximize the show from each will be discussed as well as top-performing cultivars. The talk includes how to care and prune these beauties.
Registration Fee: $39 includes extensive lecture notes, plant catalogs, door prizes and book signing. Registrants must also purchase an admission ticket to the Flower Show.
Boston Flower Show After Dark
Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 5:00 PM to close, enjoy special activities like express manicures and hands-on planting and flower arranging activities. And did you know you can get $5 off admission when you enter the show after 5pm (Wednesday – Saturday).
Check back for the full Boston Flower Show After Dark schedule!
Yaymaker Flower Workshop & Plant Nite
A floral designer host will guide you through the Flower Workshop, including how to prepare your vase, and select and organize your flowers. You’ll be getting all hands-on with a bunch of beautiful florals and take home something fresh to beautify that special little corner in your home. And on Plant Nite, a host will be your guide for two hours of terrarium making fun. Get ready to get down and dirty with a bunch of plant making materials. Once satisfied with your tiny terrarium, you’ll be able to take it home to enjoy as long as you don’t forget to water your plant babies every so often to make them last as long as your memories of the Boston Flower & Garden Show!
Check back in January to learn how to register for these free workshops.
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 14th and Friday, March 15th. 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.
The Whoo(pie) Wagon
If you have a love for flowers and a sweet tooth, than join us when The Whoopie Wagon rolls into the Boston Flower Show floor for hands on demos, showing you how to turn your whoopie pies into works of delicious, edible floral art! Stay tuned for details!
Ask The Experts Pavilion
The Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association headlines this popular Info Center 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! Other horticultural organizations will join the Master Gardeners throughout the week to dispense their specialized knowledge and promote awareness of the region’s rich horticultural offerings.
Stay tuned for the full schedule!
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.
Stay tuned for the full schedule!
KinderCare Little Sprouts Activity Center
Packed with fun activities for the little ones – from painting birdhouses and much more – this area comes alive on weekdays from 10:30am-2:30pm and on weekends from 10:30am-4:00pm! Spread your wings and celebrate National Learn About Butterflies Day on Saturday with various butterfly-related crafts. Activities provided by the Master Gardener Association of MA.
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!