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38thAnnual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show At CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford – Exit 27A off I-91

4-Day Show OPENS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

9:55 am. Sharp– SHOW OPENS WITH A CUTTING OF A GARLAND OF FRESH FLOWERS

Leaders of the show will cut a garland (instead of traditional ribbon) under a garden pergola ashundreds of attendees watchDoors open minutes laterat 10 a.m.

DAY 1:  Thursday, February 21– 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

DAY 2:  Friday, February 22– 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

DAY 3:  Saturday, February 23– 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

DAY 4:  Sunday, February 24– 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One of the Largest, Most Prestigious Flower Shows in New England– nearly 3 acres!
Theme is “The Charm of Spring”
with countless creative, expert and practical ideas for homeowners and apartment dwellers, no matter how green your thumb is!

Interviews availablewith Show Producer Kristie Gonsalves, President of North East Expos, Inc.

NUMEROUS VISUAL HIGHLIGHTS include:

►Over two dozen gardens in bloomby professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, including naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, and pollinator gardens:

►Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s 2019 Standard Flower Show competition:over 12,000-square feet of a design, horticulture, botanical arts and photography competition with more than 500 entriesfrom members of close to 100 garden clubs across the state – all with an “April in Paris”theme. Featured is a 16-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower, created by retired carpenter Joseph Kobylanski of Branford.

►At show entrance, a large fanciful sculpture ofilluminated oversized mushrooms, with various plants and florals, created by artist Shauna Shane of FentonRiver Studio in Storrs.

►Over 300 booths of displays, activities & shopping: fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, artisans and handcrafted gifts,herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture, and lawn and garden tools and equipment. Bring a 1/2 cup of soilto UConn Co-op booth for free soil testing.

►More than 80 hours of education seminars and demonstrations by expert presenters(See page 2)Entry is free to all sessions with event admission.

Admission:$18 Adults; onThursday/Friday only$16 Seniors Age 62 & Over; $5 Kids 5-12; Free under 5.

►►►FOR ALL SHOW INFO including seminar schedule, exhibitors, and driving directions, visit www.CTFlowershow.com or Facebook or 860-844-8461