TWO WEEKS UNTIL 4-DAY “CONNECTICUT FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW”,
DOORS OPEN THURSDAY, FEBRUARY AT 10 A.M.
AT CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER IN HARTFORD
Discounted Admission Tickets On Sale Now at CTFlowerShow.com

HARTFORD, CONN., February 8, 2024 In just two weeks, the 42nd “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” will bring four days of early spring to the Connecticut Convention Center at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn. Show dates: Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, 2024: 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.

Covering almost two acres, this is New England’s only 2024 flower exhibition show of its kind, and offers ideas for house, apartment, and condominium dwellers alike. 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 enter the Exhibition Hall, they will be welcomed by the sights and smells of 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,” explains Kristie Gonsalves, President of North East Expos, Inc., the show’s longtime producer who is a Board member of the Home & Garden Show Executives International, and also is a past president of the National Association of Consumer Show Producers.

“The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s annual Standard Flower Show will cover 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,” Gonsalves adds.

Over 80 hours of seminars and demonstrations will be presented by more than 20 impressive horticulturalists, landscapers, and industry professionals, and all are free with admission. Attendance at these programs is included in the general admission and questions are welcomed by the speakers, many of whom will sell their own books after their seminars. The list of speakers and topics is posted at www.CTFlowerShow.com:

More than 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, even a rent-a-chicken business, and more. Bring 1/2 cup of soil for free testing at the UConn Home & Garden Education Center booth.

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” including discounted advance ticket purchase, or to register as an exhibitor, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com or Facebook, or call 860-844-8461.

On Friday, February 23, the non-profit KNOX will host an exclusive, private “KNOX Booth N’ Bash” after-party fundraiser from 8 p.m.to 10 p.m. on the show floor, featuring a silent auction, food, and drinks. For information and to buy tickets, go to www.knoxhartford.org/event/knox-booth-bash.

Note that general admission for the “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” does NOT include this event.

NORTH EAST EXPOS, INC., producer of the “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show”, 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