OVER 80 HOURS OF EXPERT-LED SEMINARS ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS AT CONNECTICUT FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW, COMING FEBRUARY 23-26 TO CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER IN HARTFORD
Discounted Admission Tickets On Sale Now at CTFlowerShow.com
HARTFORD, CONN., January 30, 2023 – In less than four weeks, Spring will come early at the 41st “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” from Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 26, 2023 at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn. Dates/Hours: Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted admission tickets are on sale now: $17 for Adults and Seniors at www.CTFlowerShow.com.
New England’s only 2023 flower exhibition show covers almost two acres, and will offer ideas for house, apartment, and condo dwellers. “Gateway to Spring” is the theme of this year’s show that features expansive live gardens, a nonstop schedule of seminars and demonstrations, the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s annual Standard Flower Show, and hundreds of vendors displaying and selling all types of items.
An impressive list of more than 25 horticulture and gardening experts will present a variety of topics,
totaling over 80 hours during the four-day event! Attendance at these programs is included in the general admission, and questions are welcomed by the speakers. The following is the list of speakers and topics and also is posted at www.CTFlowerShow.com:
- Lorraine Ballato: Easy Breezy Plants; and Shady Characters.
- Ruth Bennett: Irises New Introductions & Interspecies Crosses.
- Pamm Cooper: Good Bug, Bad Bug, or Benign Bug?
- Rich Cowles: Climate Change & Impact on Rose Culture.
- Christine Darnell: Radically Re-thinking Garden Design.
- Nancy DuBrule-Clemente: Native and Non-Native Plants for Sustainable Landscapes; and Curb Appeal for Pollinator Gardens.
- Kim Eierman: Pollinator Victory Gardens with Native Plants; Unlocking the Mysteries of Native Plant Selection.
- Dr. Nick Goltz: House Plant Diagnostics.
- Len Giddix: The Reflection in Your Garden.
- Larry Huzi: Spring Floral Designs with PAZAZZ!.
- Trish Manfredi: Easy Creative Floral Designs.
- Laurie Masciandaro: Connecticut’s Historic Gardens.
- Owen McLaughlin: Introduction to Rhododendrons & Azaleas.
- Kerry Ann Mendez: Gardening Simplified; and Hydrangeas Demystified.
- Jana Milbocker: Gardens of the Gilded Age; and Artists Gardens in New England.
- Amanda Morris: Gardening With Chickens.
- Charlie Nardozzi: No Dig Gardening.
- Ellen Ecker Ogden: 6 Steps to a Successful Kitchen Garden Design.
- Dawn Pettinelli: Successful Seed Starting.
- Peter Picone: Ways to Create & Enhance Wildlife Habitat in Your Surroundings, One Native Plant at aTime.
- Paul Split: Organic Container Gardening.
- Diane St. John: Every Yard Matters – How to Create a Healthy Monarch Butterfly Habitat at Home.
- Rob Townsend: Water Garden Basics.
- George Trecina: A Tree For Every Yard; and Embracing Volunteer Seedlings & Aggressive Plants.
- Dennis Tsui: Low Light Houseplants.
- Steve Walowski: Organics 101 – An Organic Approach To Lawn Care.
Returning this year is the popular Barnes & Noble Center, selling flower, plant, and garden books, including those written by the show’s seminar speakers.
“There are so many opportunities for attendees to learn about new and different topics by attending informative seminars and by speaking one-on-one with experts at their live landscapes and hundreds of booths,” says Kristie Gonsalves, President of North East Expos, Inc., the show’s longtime producer and a past president of the National Association of Consumer Show Producers. “This is a great event for people who want to gear up for Spring, and discover new ways to enjoy their homes and gardens and other growing spaces.”
Admission for February 23-26, 2023 Show:
Discounted Tickets: $17 for Adults & Seniors are on sale now at www.CTFlowerShow.com and can be
purchased online through the last day of the show.
At the Door: $20 Adults & Seniors; $5 Children 5-12; Free for Children Under Age 5.
Daily parking in the Connecticut Convention Center Garage: $9 all day; or $3 for the first hour and $2 each additional hour.
Thursday & Friday ONLY:
Free parking with Free shuttle at Propark South Surface Lot, 63-89 Capitol Ave. (and Hudson St.) in Hartford (several blocks South of the CT Convention Center).
Saturday & Sunday ONLY:
$5 all-day parking in the Front Street North and South Garages (across street from CT Convention Center).
Show sponsors include: Connecticut Organics (a division of Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc.); Maple Meadow Farm; Renewal by Anderson; WFSB-TV Channel 3; WRCH Lite 100.5; The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.; the Connecticut Convention Center; and North East Expos, Inc.
For general information or to become an exhibitor, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com or Facebook, or call 860-844-8461.
Laura Soll, Communications Director
2022 Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
860-688-4499, Cell 860-833-4466
February 23-26, 2023
Connecticut Convention Center