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WEEKS AWAY: “40TH CONNECTICUT FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW”
TO BLOOM AT CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER IN HARTFORD
Discounted On-Line Admission Tickets On Sale Now for Feb. 24-27 Event
HARTFORD, CONN., January 18, 2022 – The colors and scents of spring arrive in several weeks when the “40th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” blossoms from Thursday, February 24 through Sunday, February 27, 2022 to the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn. Dates/Hours: Thursday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New England’s only 2022 major flower exhibition and show will offer ideas for house, apartment, and condominium dwellers. “Rhythm & Blooms” 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.
As soon as attendees step inside the Exhibition Hall, they will be welcomed by more than a 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. A fanciful Hobbit House also will be on display throughout.
Over 70 hours of seminars and demonstrations will be presented by horticulturalists, landscapers, and industry professionals, and are free with admission. Every day, Mar Jennings, America’s Top Lifestyle Expert and a 10-time Emmy-nominated and Telly Award-winning TV host and best-selling author, tells How to Best Increase Your Home’s Value. An impressive roster of expert speakers includes Bob Buettner, Karen Bussolini, Pamm Cooper, Jeffrey Eleveld, Len Giddix, Dr. Nick Goltz, Trish Manfredi, Laurie Masciandaro, Thomas Mickey, Charlie Nardozzi, Dawn Pettinelli, Jen Plasky of Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses in Greenwich; Paul Split, Rob Townsend ;George Trecina, and Steve Walowski. A variety of topics include: Culinary Herbs for Year-Round Enjoyment; How to Create a Healthy Monarch Butterfly Habitat at Home; Floral Arranging; Perfect Performing Planters; Gardens in the Winter; Connecticut’s Historic Gardens; Rain Gutter Gardening; Gardening for Butterflies, Bees & Birds; Organic Container Gardening; Water Garden Basics; An Organic Approach To Lawn Care; and Victorian Flowers We Still Love. [Full list of seminars at www.CTFlowerShow.com]
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s annual Standard Flower Show will showcase over 12,000 square feet of beautiful design, horticulture, botanical arts, and photography competition with entries from members across the state – all themed “Rhythm & Blooms”.
Always popular are hundreds of booths of displays, activities, shopping: artisans, handcrafted gifts, fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture, lawn and garden tools, equipment and more. New this year is a floral arrangement demonstration area where creative experts show how they do their work. At the show entrance will be an eight-foot-tall live sculpture, enhanced with florals and plants, by artist Shauna Shane of FentonRiverStudio in Storrs, Conn. Bring 1/2 cup of soil for free testing at the UConn Co-op booth.
Admission: Discounted online tickets are $16 for Adults and Seniors are on sale now at www.CTFlowerShow.com.
General admission at the door: $20 Adults & Seniors; $5 Children 5-12; Free for Children Under Age 5.
Daily parking in the Connecticut Convention Center Garage: $9.00 all day; or $3.00 first hour and $2.00 each additional hour.
Thursday & Friday ONLY:
Free parking with Free shuttle at the Pequot Street lot at 18 Pequot Street in Hartford, just north of I-84.
Saturday & Sunday ONLY:
$5.00 all-day parking in the Front Street North and South Garages, across the street from Connecticut Convention Center.
Show sponsors include: Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc.; Kasheta Farms; Maple Meadow Farm; Renewal by Anderson; WFSB-TV Channel 3; WRCH Lite 100.5; The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut; the Connecticut Convention Center; and North East Expos, Inc.
To become an exhibitor, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com, or call 860-844-8461.