• Flower show coming up
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     | February 18,2013
     

    ESSEX JUNCTION — The 2013 Vermont Flower Show will be held March 1-3 at the Champlain Valley Exposition. The event, presented by Green Works/Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association in collaboration with University of Vermont Extension and others, will feature colorful display gardens, a landscaped model garden railway and a flower judging competition, as well as special activities for kids, cooking demonstrations, more than 80 vendors, and a full slate of educational workshops. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (60 and older) and $3 for children (3-17). A weekend pass is $30.

    Vermont certified horticulturists will be available throughout the show to answer gardening and landscaping questions. Visitors also can attend seminars to learn about flower, berry and vegetable gardening; landscape design; insect pests; water gardens; ecological landscaping and other horticultural topics from experts from UVM, state agencies, garden centers and nurseries, landscaping firms and other organizations. Keynote speaker Stephanie Cohen, author of the “Perennial Gardener’s Design,” will give talks on colorful, showy perennials for the home garden and perennial garden design. For a full schedule of seminars and workshops along with other show information, visit http://greenworksvermont.org/vermont-flower-show.

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