Boston Flower & Garden Show: Nurtured by Nature

  It is true that we have been treated to a winter without too much snow cover, but it still feels pretty amazing to walk into a huge space filled with flowers. Nature, even indoors is incredibly nurturing.  A stroll through the Boston Flower & Garden Show is a nice distraction from the grey skies outside.  Whether you have a green thumb or not there is something for everyone at the Seaport World Trade Center during the Garden Show. 

  
Today, I was able to get a preview of the Boston Flower & Garden Show.  Huge displays of landscaping masterpieces filled the expo space.  In one corner, were little huddles of horticultural judges discussing the specimens before them like a scene out of “Best in Show” but for plants. In addition, aisles and aisles of vendors with everything from bird houses to mushroom farms are there for you to peruse. 

   
    
  
 In addition to the wonderful landscape exhibits, there are lectures, classes, and vendors as well as children’s activity center. The lectures and demonstations are divided into three tracks:  demonstrations, landscaping, edible gardening, plants & flowers.  Demonstrations include: Roses 101, Urban Beekeeping, Hort In a Hurry: Flowering Bulb Container Gardens, and Dream Pillows among many others.  Edible Gardening lectures include: Six Steps to Successful Kitchen Garden Design, The Cocktail Hour Garden: Evening Landscapes for Relaxation & Entertaining, and Fenway Farms & Growing Food in Your Urban Setting, among others.  You can find a full list of all the lectures here and exhibits here

   
   
The children’s area is located at the end of the 1000 Aisle and includes crafts and gardening activities with the Massachussets Master Gardener Association.  

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