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!

Preview Party

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. Click here for more information and stay tuned for updates!

SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Design Tips for Small Scale Gardens that Provide BIG Results! with Kerry Ann Mendez: Saturday, March 16, 10:30 – 12:30PM

Do you have a small space to garden but want BIG results?  Or perhaps your property is large BUT you have a spot that gets a lot of ‘eye-traffic’? Maybe it’s the main entrance to your home or an entertainment area that needs jazzing up?  This eye-opening presentation provides clever design and accessorizing tips for maximizing and extending color in smaller spaces. The lectures features remarkable, no-fuss perennials, flowering shrubs, evergreens and annuals that provide three seasons (or more) of beauty plus neat habits. Pollinator-friendly plants and sustainable practices are emphasized. $29 Class registration fee includes extensive lecture notes, plant catalogs, door prizes and a book signing. Please note: the price of the workshop does not include Show admission – you must also purchase an admission ticket.

Seats are limited, so click here to purchase your ticket to this exclusive workshop today!

SPECIAL WORKSHOP: DESIGNING YOUR OUTDOOR ROOM WITH DEAN & DEREK: Saturday, March 16, 1:30-3:00 PM

Are you preparing to build your dream outdoor living space this season? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Dean and Derek have been designing outdoor rooms in the Boston area and beyond for years. With over 20 years in the business, they manage sales and marketing for Plymouth Quarries in Hingham, MA. You will recognize these two outgoing cousins as the hosts of two highly-rated TV shows which ran on the DIY Network and HGTV for seven years, “Rock Solid” and “Indoors Out”. The choices for patios, walls, fire pits, fireplaces, furniture, outdoor kitchens, and lighting can seem endless. Dean and Derek will present a “Masters Class” on outdoor room design. Bring your iPad or notebook because you will learn about function and flow, products, and gain an understanding of the best choices to keep you on budget. If you are ready for your dream outdoor room, there is no better place to be! $29 workshop registration fee, which does not include show admission. You must also purchase an admission ticket.

Seats are limited, so click here to purchase your ticket to this exclusive workshop today!

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).

Thursday, March 14th 5-8 pm: Manicures in the garden with ManiPro
Thursday, March 14th 6:30 pm: Alice’s Table Flower Arranging Workshop (see details below)
Friday, March 15th 6:30 pm: Alice’s Table Flower Arranging Workshop (see details below)

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

Click here to register for the Alice’s Table Workshop on Thursday, March 14th at 6:30pm
Click here to register for the Alice’s Table Workshop on Friday, March 15th at 6:30pm

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.

Stay tuned for this year’s schedule!

The Whoo(pie) Wagon

If you have a love for flowers and a sweet tooth, than join us on Sunday, March 17th from noon to 2pm when The Whoopie Wagon will roll 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!

Take the Onsite Show Survey and Register to Win a Boston Ballet Ticket Package for one of Spring’s Hottest Shows!

You could win one of three amazing prizes, all including tickets to breathtaking shows at the beautiful Boston Opera House. The grand prize includes two tickets to Boston Ballet’s spring 2019 production of “Cinderella”, running May 10 through June 8 at the Boston Opera House (selected dates available) PLUS a backstage tour and a pass for 5 free classes at the Boston Ballet School Studio in either Boston or Newton. Second and third prizes include two tickets for each winner to Boston Ballet’s spring 2019 production of “Cinderella” (selected dates available). All you need to do is take our quick survey for a chance to win!

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

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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!

 

Little Sprouts Activity Center

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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 from 11AM-3PM each day! 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!