Over the course of 5 days, from March 18-22, the 2015 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show returns to the Bay Area at the San Mateo Event Center. The show, now in its 30th consecutive year, will feature inspiring gardens, floral displays, free seminars and workshops for both landscape professionals and gardening enthusiasts.
A long history of growth.
The show was originally started as a fundraiser for the San Francisco Friends of Recreation and Parks. Back then it was named the San Francisco Landscape Garden Show and it was held at Fort Mason. 30 years later, the show has changed venues and is now managed and presented by the team of Sherry Larsen and Maryanne Lucas.
Each year, visitors and enthusiasts of all ages and experience come together to see, learn and get inspired about gardening and the benefits that design and beauty bring to the landscape. From “budding sprouts” to landscape pros, the show offers something for everyone including shopping opportunities at the finest gardening, floral, and outdoor-living exhibits that are one of a kind.
Go wild with choices.
The theme of this years show is “Going Wild” and the show will be featuring:
- Inspired, walk through designer gardens, with creatively arranged plants, trees and flowers in full bloom
- Watch demonstrations by world-class floral designers
- Discover how to create your own remarkable garden with hands-on tips and inspiring seminars
- Meet professional gardeners and nursery owners who can answer questions and help solve your unique landscape challenge
- Browse a wide selection of specialty shops featuring unique flowers, plants, gifts, tools and more
- Learn how to grow and prepare fresh home-grown food
One exciting program slated for 2015 is “Ask A Designer”. This provides attendees with a half hour of individual landscape design advice offered by APLD | Association of Professional Landscape Designers for only $30.
Creativity, innovation and inspiration on display.
The centerpiece of this years event are the show gardens. These full-sized display landscapes are created over five days by the Bay area’s leading landscape designers and craftsmen. And they are a must see for ideas, inspiration and innovative ways to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes.
The best gardens are also scrutinized by a panel of landscape and design experts who recognize accomplishments and creativity with valued awards. Johnanna Silver, associate Garden Editor at Sunset Magazine leads a video tour of the showcase gardens at the 2014 event.
Proud sponsors for over a decade.
As they have done for over 10 years, Pacific Nurseries is proud to be a Sustaining Sponsor of the 2015 event. In addition, many of the exhibiting gardens will be displaying trees, shrubs and plants provided by Pacific Nurseries.
From ground covers, to native grasses, to flowering shrubs and trees, Pacific Nurseries has served Bay Area landscape professionals for over 146 years with the personalized service, expert advice, competitive prices and an ever expanding selection of plants that they need to create unique and innovative landscapes.
Get your tickets early and save.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of this world class event showcasing the latest in garden innovation, beauty and design. And if you buy your tickets before March 1, you’ll save 20%.
Regular adult tickets at the door are $22. And all regular seminars and workshops are included in the price of admission. Special workshops and seminars may require an extra fee. You can even get an ALL SHOW PASS good for admission to all 5 days of the event.
See you in March in San Mateo.
We look forward to seeing you at the show. And if you’re planning on going, share your interest or what you hope to learn more about by leaving a comment below.