The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show (SFF&GS) is the nation’s third largest show of its kind and one of the top ten garden shows in the world.
This much anticipated annual event provides an opportunity for gardeners of all ages and levels of expertise to learn more about gardening techniques and best practices, share tips and tricks with other gardeners, and explore thousands of new gardening products and services.
New owners, new focus and an inspired agenda.
Past attendance at the SFF&GS has reached over 60,000. The show was also recently acquired by business partners Sherry Larsen and Maryanne Lucas. The 2014 show theme, “Inspired”, is intended to engage past attendees as well as excite new visitors with the beauty and satisfaction that every garden provides.
All event visitors will gain insights on how to develop and maintain more utilitarian and elegant gardens—especially in the current drought-stressed environment of the Bay Area. Some special features of this year’s show include:
- A juried exhibition of creative and inspirational garden design at its best
- A large organic edible garden display
- Small space gardens that celebrate the garden-to-table movement
- Over 70 workshops and seminars on green topics and new landscape techniques
- An expanded marketplace to purchase plants, orchids, seeds, tools and unique outdoor items and crafts from over 300 vendors
Where, when and what.
The event takes place March 19-23, 2014 at the San Mateo Event Center. The five-day long show includes 20 show gardens, over 150 speakers, and a marketplace offering thousands of plants and garden-related products held in over 200,000 square feet of space.
Seminar speakers and leading design experts from across the nation will be sharing topics that include:
- The Art of Aesthetic Pruning | Aesthetic Pruners Association
- Orchid Care | Adam Anderson
- The Beautiful Edible Garden | Leslie Bennett and Star Apple
- Miniature Gardens—a New Way to Grow | Janit Calvo
- Basic Beekeeping | Allan and Nell Henniger
Get your tickets early to save.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite. An All Show, 5- Pass is $30. But the best deal is the early bird Adult Day Ticket purchased by March 9th for only $16. To learn more, just visit the SFF&GS website.
Proud supporters of SFF&GS and Bay Area Landscape Professionals.
Pacific Nurseries will be co-sponsoring the 2014 show as they have done for the last 10 years. And many of the exhibiting gardens at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show 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 145 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.
Come and get inspired.
Whether you’re looking for do-it-yourself inspiration, professional resources for a landscape project, or you just want to stroll through some amazing gardens, there’s no better way to welcome Spring and a new growing season than by visiting the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show.
If you attend the show, share a comment and tell us what you found inspiring. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you there!