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CT Flower and Garden Show set for Feb. 24-27

HARTFORD — The 40th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” returns Feb. 24-27 to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

The yearly event is expected to be New England’s only 2022 major flower exhibition and show, covering almost two acres, offering ideas for house, apartment, and condo dwellers.

“Rhythm & Blooms” is the theme of this year’s show that features expansive live gardens, a nonstop schedule of seminars and demonstrations, the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s annual Standard Flower Show, and hundreds of vendors.

As soon as attendees step into the Exhibition Hall, they are welcomed by more than a dozen live gardens in full bloom, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations, including naturalistic, low maintenance, native, containers, vegetables, organic, herb, and pollinator gardens.

More than 70 hours of seminars and demonstrations will be presented by horticulturalists, landscapers, and industry professionals, and are free with admission.

Every day, Mar Jennings, lifestyle expert, 10-time Emmy-nominated and Telly Award-winning TV host and best-selling author, tells “How to Best Increase Your Home’s Value.”

Other speakers include Bob Buettner, Karen Bussolini, Pamm Cooper, Jeffrey Eleveld, Len Giddix, Dr. Nick Goltz, Trish Manfredi, Laurie Masciandaro, Thomas Mickey, Charlie Nardozzi, Dawn Pettinelli, Jen Plasky of Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses in Greenwich; Paul Split, Rob Townsend ;George Trecina, and Steve Walowski. A full list and schedule of events is available at

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s annual Standard Flower Show features over 12,000 square feet of beautiful design, horticulture, botanical arts, and photography competition with entries from members across the state.

The show also offers hundreds of booths of displays, activities, shopping: artisans, handcrafted gifts, fresh flowers, plants, garden ornaments, metalwork sculptures, herbs, bulbs, seeds, fertilizers, soils, gardening books, patio furniture, lawn and garden tools, equipment and more. Bring a half-cup of soil for free testing at the UConn Co-op booth.

The show also features an eight-foot-tall live sculpture, enhanced with florals and plants, by artist Shauna Shane of FentonRiver Studio in Storrs.

Show hours are 10 a.m-7 p.m. Feb. 24; 10 a.m-8 p.m. Feb. 25-26; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27.

Discounted online tickets are $16 for Adults and Seniors are on sale now at

General admission at the door is $20 for adults and seniors; $5 for children ages 5-12 free for children under 5.

Daily parking in the Connecticut Convention Center Garage: $9 all day; or $3 first hour and $2 each additional hour. Free parking with a free shuttle is available Thursday and Friday at the Pequot Street lot, 18 Pequot St., Hartford.

Saturday and Sunday, all-day parking is $5 in the Front Street North and South Garages, across the street from Connecticut Convention Center.

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