Another welcome sign of the approach of spring is the arrival of the local gardening shows. Three popular area gardening conferences are the Mid Atlantic Garden Show, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Pennsylvania Garden Expo.
The Mid Atlantic Garden Show which was held in the Expo Center in York, PA opened on March 2nd and concluded today, March 5th. The Philadelphia Flower Show runs from March 5th through the 12th and is held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. For more information visit the Philadelphia Flower Show Page.
Closer to home here in Harrisburg is the 4th annual Pennsylvania Garden Expo which is being held at the Farm Show Complex and will run from March 9th through the 12th. You can obtain visiting hours and a list of events by visiting the PA Garden Expo Website.
The PA Garden Expo has become one of my favorite local gardening events along with the Landis Valley Museum’s Herb & Garden Faire that will be held this May in Lancaster, PA.
The theme of this year’s PA Garden Expo is “Art in the Garden.” Now in its fourth season the Expo has continued to expand and hosts a large number interesting gardening vendors, flower and landscape displays, Bonsai plant exhibits, lectures, and seminars. The PA GArden Expo closes with a Benefit Auction at the end of the day on Sunday.
Seminar and lecture topics include:
- Edible Flowers in the Garden and on the Table
- Adventures in Container Gardening
- Controlling Yard-Invading Critters
- Top 5 Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden
- Vermiculture Composting
- High-Octane Bulb Gardening
- Elements of the Japanese Garden
- and many other lectures and seminars
If you’re close to the Central Pennsylvania or Philadelphia areas be sure to drop by the Philadelphia Flower Show or the Pennsylvania Garden Expo. If you can’t fit it into your schedule or live outside of the area check back here for a follow up of my visits to the PA Garden Expo that I’ll be posting some time next week.
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