Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The 35th Annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show

The 35th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show 
Coming February 18-21, 2016 to 
Hartford’s Connecticut Convention Center

Discover the sights and fragrances of spring months before the weather warms up at the 35th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show on Thursday, February 18 through Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford.

One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in all of New England, the show’s hours are:
Thursday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


In the Spotlight

The colorful, fragrant show covers almost three acres with the 2016 theme, “In the Spotlight”, with fresh, creative and wonderful ideas for homeowners and apartment and condo dwellers alike. Highlights include:

  • Over an acre of gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, and include naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, and herb gardens. 
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s 2016 Advanced Standard Flower Show: more than 12,000-square feet of a design, horticulture and photography competition with more than 250 judged entries, all with the “In the Spotlight” theme. 
  • Over 300 booths with displays, activities, artisans and handcrafted gifts, and aisles of fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture and lawn equipment for purchase. Bring a 1/2 cup of soil to the UConn Co-op booth for free soil testing.

Seminars and Presentations

More than 80 hours of seminars by horticulturists and experts including:

  • Daily morning and afternoon seminars by Mar Jennings, Emmy-nominated TV host, best-selling author and America's top Lifestyle Expert: “Creating Casual Luxury in Your Home & Garden”;
  • Connecticut Florist of the Year 2010, floral design instructor, and Connecticut Florists Association Board member Bob Buettner: “Floral Arranging”;
  • Nancy DuBrule-Clemente: “Gardening to Help Monarchs and Other Pollinators” and “More Food From Small Gardens”;
  • Wildlife biologist Peter Picone: “Create Season Habitats for Songbirds”;
  • Connecticut landscape designer Rob Townsend: “Water Garden Basics”;
  • Consulting rosarians and authors Mike & Angelina Chute: “25 Fabulous Roses” and “David Austin's English Roses for New England Gardens”;
  • Garden writer, lecturer and photographer Tova Martin: “The Indestructible Houseplant.”


$16 Adults; $14 Seniors Age 62 and Over on Thursday/Friday only;
$4 Children 5-12; Free under age 5 – Cash Only.

Group rates for 15 or more people: contact 860-844-8461 or

Advance tickets are discounted by $2 and can be purchased no later than February 16, 2016 at the following Connecticut locations:
The Garden Barn Nursery in Vernon;
Garden Specialties in Mystic;
Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe in West Hartford;
Natureworks in Northford;
Stonehedge Garden Center in Newington;
Woodland Gardens in Manchester.

Photo courtesy of the CT Flower & Garden Show and Laura Soll Public Relations, LLC


Show sponsors include B & P Turf Farm, Goodyear Farms, Flamig Farm Earth Products, Bob Buettner Florist, Bedard Enterprises, and North East Expos, Inc.


Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford CT

To join the email list and get more information about the 2016 Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, seminars, and driving directions, visit or call North East Expos, Inc. at 860-844-8461.


  1. Great Post and timely. Always look forward to attending each winter! Cathy T

    1. Me too! Always something stunning on display that makes me GREEN (pun) with envy!

  2. It's already on my calendar! I go every year.

    1. After this last snow fall, I'm sooo looking forward to it!


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