CONNECTICUT FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW COMING FEBRUARY 22-25, 2024
TO CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER IN HARTFORD
Discounted Admission Tickets On Sale Now at CTFlowerShow.com

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HARTFORD, CONN., January 10, 2024 – Can’t wait until Spring? The sights and smells of that season will be on full display at the 42nd “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” from Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn.  Dates/Hours: Thursday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted admission tickets are on sale now at www.CTFlowerShow.com, $17 for Adults and Seniors.

This prestigious annual event will be New England’s only 2024 flower exhibition show of its kind, covering almost two acres, and offering ideas for house, apartment, and condominium dwellers. Bursting Into 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 exhibitors displaying and selling all types of items and gifts.

As soon as attendees step into the Exhibition Hall, they will be welcomed by close to two dozen live gardens in full bloom by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, including naturalistic, low maintenance, native, containers, vegetables, organic, herb, and pollinator gardens.

Over 80 hours of seminars and demonstrations will be presented by more than 20 horticulturalists, landscapers, and industry professionals, and are free with admission. An impressive roster of expert speakers includes Mike McGrath, Charlie Nardozzi, Tom Christopher, Sylvia Nichols floral designer, Nancy DuBruleClemente, Charlotte Albers, Diane St. John. Many will sell their own books after their seminars.

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s annual Standard Flower Show will amass 12,500 square feet of beautiful design, horticulture, botanical arts, and photography competition with entries from members across the state – all themed Bursting into Spring.

Over 300 booths will showcase displays, activities, shopping: artisans, handcrafted gifts, fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, lawn/gardening tools and books, patio furniture, lawn and garden tools, equipment and more. Bring 1/2 cup of soil for free testing at the UConn Home & Garden Education Center booth.

Hands-on gardening and outdoor living are proven to reduce stress and elevate our moods, especially during the doldrums of winter” explains Kristie Gonsalves, President of North East Expos, Inc., the show’s longtime producer and a Board member of the Home & Garden Show Executives International, who also is a past president of the National Association of Consumer Show Producers. “We are thrilled to offer Spring in full colorful bloom and opportunities for people to discover new ways to enjoy their homes and growing spaces – indoors and out.”

Admission for February 22-25, 2024 Show:

Discounted Tickets: $17 for Adults & Seniors are on sale now at www.CTFlowerShow.com and can be purchased online through the final day of the show.

Tickets at the Door: $20 Adults & Seniors; $5 Children 5-12; Free for Children Under Age 5.

Parking:

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 and 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 the street from CT Convention Center).

Show sponsors include: Connecticut Organics (a division of Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc.); Maple Meadow Farm; The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.; WFSB-TV Channel 3; WRCH Lite 100.5; Renewal by Anderson; Advanced Shower & Bath; Cassanova Remodeling; the Connecticut Convention Center; and North East Expos, Inc.

For general information about the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show include discounted advance ticket purchase, or to register as an exhibitor, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com or Facebook, or call
860-844-8461.

NORTH EAST EXPOS, INC., producer of this event, is a decades old, female-owned family company that also presents the annual “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. to take place on Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24, 2024. To register as an exhibitor at that event, contact Kristie Gonsalves at 860-844-8461 or email Kristie@northeastexpos.com, or visit www.CTFishingOutdoorShow.com.

 

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Laura Soll, Communications Director

2022 Connecticut Flower & Garden Show

860-688-4499, Cell 860-833-4466

Laura@sollpr.com

www.CTFlowerShow.com