26 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. Attendance at these seminars is free with admission at one of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in all of New England. This years colorful, fragrant show covers almost three acres with the 2017 theme, Woodland Enchantment, said Kristie Gonsalves, President of North East Expos which presents the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show. After a long, cold winter, this preview of spring will offer many creative and practical ideas for house, apartment and condo dwellers alike. Show highlights include: – More than an acre of gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, and include naturalistic, low maintenance, native, organic, herb and pollinator gardens. – The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticuts 2017 Advanced Standard Flower Show with more than 12,000-square feet of a design, horticulture and photography competition with over 250 judged entries, all with the Woodland Enchantment theme. – More than 300 booths of displays, activities and shopping: artisans and handcrafted gifts, fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture and lawn and garden tools and equipment. Bring a 1/2 cup of soil to the UConn Co-op booth for free soil testing. – Over 50 hours of education seminars and demonstrations by expert presenters – Entry free with admission. For full details go to http://www.CTFlowerShow.com.
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