Continuing a 53-year tradition of growing and showing!
Floral designers and backyard gardeners are the celebrities at the Garden's annual Grow Show on Aug. 12-13, where beautiful floral arrangements and the peak summer harvest are spotlighted in this upbeat, judged event featuring five design and nearly 80 horticulture classes on display in the Exhibition Hall.
Anyone can enter! Whether you bring a single bloom or enter every category, there is no charge to participate in the Grow Show!
The Grow Show is free with Garden admission.
Read more about the Horticulture Division!
Gardeners of all ages and experience levels are welcome to enter this blue-ribbon event!
Read more about the Floral Design Division!
Floral Design entries in this year’s Grow Show take delight in the natural world's splendor while recognizing that beauty's intrinsic value is its harmonization of form and purposefulness. Designers focus on guiding people to make more connections between the richness of flora and the critical role it plays in the sustainability and restoration of our environment and the human condition. Designers are asked to use sustainable design practices avoiding Oasis and using materials that can be reused or recycled.
The show times are Saturday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Children's Exploration of this year's theme “The Beneficial Garden: Balancing Beauty and Purpose” will be further explored in the Education Room as well as a scavenger hunt to inspire our aspiring designers and backyard gardeners!
Demonstration comparing and contrasting Western floral design and Ikebana: Sogetsu School.
Saturday, Aug. 12, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The presenter, Kaye Vosburgh, is a Riji ranked Sogetsu teacher. Kaye Vosburgh, with national awards in both Western floral design and Sogetsu, will present and create designs in each tradition and will explain their individual aesthetic principles.
Ribbon Cutting for our new Wildflower Meadow — at 2:30 p.m. We are happy to announce that our years-long effort to create a wildflower meadow have come to fruition. We will hold a ribbon-cutting at 2:30 p.m. for our 2.5-acre meadow, an ecologically and aesthetically complex and diverse showpiece and destination on the northwest side of the property. Come and stroll along the walking paths.