If you live in San Francisco or will be visiting the city during the middle of March, consider attending the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. The 2016 show takes place from March 16th to the 20th, at the San Mateo Event Center, and it will feature some amazing designer gardens as well as a beautiful collection of artfully arranged plants, flowers, and trees.
Everything will be in full bloom at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, as world-class floral designers show off their best creations and stunning garden demonstrations hold visual keys to learning how to best make your garden thrive.
There will be hands-on workshops, inspiring seminars, professional gardeners offering tips, and nursery owners answering questions on everything floral at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show.
You’ll be able to browse a variety of specialty flower shops, including shops selling rare flowers, gift flowers, and tools for tending to flowers. And, you can view exhibits that will show you how to grow flowers to eat!
The History of the Flower Show
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The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show started in 1985, as a fundraiser for the San Francisco Friends of Recreation and Parks. It originally took place at Fort Mason and it was first called the San Francisco Landscape Garden Show. In 1997, Seattle-based company Salmon Bay Events took over and changed the name to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. After a few venue moves, San Francisco Flower and Garden show finally settled into the San Mateo Event Center in 2009.
You Can Be Part of the Show
If you’re a garden enthusiast, flower shop owner, or someone with with a knowledge and passion for flowers, you can be part of the San Francisco Flower Show. “Budding sprouts” and experienced gardeners, and all types of flowers in between, can work, sell, or volunteer at the show (and sometimes even get free tickets in exchange for service). If you’re at all interested in flowers, check out the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show’s website to learn more about how you experience the show or even participate. We think you’ll surely be glad you did, and consider that the show gives you an excuse to get out and enjoy beautiful San Francisco!