“Spring into Connecticut” Connecticut’s Historic Gardens

11 November 2019

Join us at the State Flower Show for a Tour of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens

Our 2020 State Flower Show, “Spring into Connecticut” Division I, Horticulture, will take us on a tour of our Affiliate organization, Connecticut’s Historic Gardens, from Fairfield County to the Quiet Corner. The Show will be at the CT Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT, and is open Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23.

Anyone who is a member of The National Garden Clubs, Inc. or an amateur gardener can enter horticulture. The majority of horticulture needs to be in your possession for a minimum of 90 days which means the latest you can purchase plants for entry, November 20, is fast approaching, There are several exceptions – combination plantings need to be growing together for a minimum of 6 weeks, and arboreals must be in your possession for at least 6 months.

The Horticulture Sections include cacti and succulents, orchids, forced bulbs, arboreals and heritage plants. It’s time to start thinking about your houseplants, trees, and shrubs to consider what you’d like to enter.

Until February 14, the Online Registration Form can be used to register your specimens or via telephone to Jessica Fischer, 203-272-8315.

Walk in registration is open only on Tuesday, February 18 from 12 noon until 6 PM. You are strongly encouraged to pre-register. Should you decide closer to the Show that your specimen is not ready for prime time, there is no penalty for withdrawing your entry.

Click to view the entire 2020 Flower and Garden Show Schedule.