Boston Flower & Garden Show 2020

 

2020 show theme: Garden Party – Celebrating Friends & Family

The Boston Flower & Garden Show has a century-long history of providing a breath of spring and brief reprieve from the New England winter. The show inspires, educates, and motivates the region’s gardeners. It’s a great place to discover new ideas, and have a lot of fun at the same time.

The 2020 show runs from March 11 – 15, 2020, and is held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

2020 Show Schedule

Wednesday, March 11 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday, March 12 10 am – 8 pm
Friday, March 13 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, March 14 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, March 15 10 am – 6 pm

2020 Show Admission

Adults $22
Seniors $19
Children ages 6-17 $12
Children 5 and younger no charge
Flower Show After Dark* $16
* The Flower Show After Dark is available four nights from March 11 through March 14, after 5 pm
Group discount tickets are available for advance purchase in quantities of 15 or more

Purchase Tickets

e-Tickets online click here
Telephone 800-251-1563

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Garden Exhibit

In line with the 2020 show theme, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society exhibit will portray a New England backyard suitable for celebrating friends and family.

Designed by Ahronian Landscaping and Design, the exhibit features a sunken outside dining area, edible plants, and beautiful horticultural plantings.

Aligned with the organization’s focus on education, the exhibit illustrates design techniques that a homeowner could realistically reproduce in their own yard.

Horticultural Competitions

Each year Massachusetts Horticultural Society celebrates and honors the artistic use of plants through three competition categories: Floral Design, Photography, and Horticulture. Competitions are open to any amateur horticulturist and there is no entry fee.

Floral Design – Welcoming Spring – a celebration of spring through floral design

Amateur floral designers are invited to enter one of six competition classes using flowers and other plant material.

Entry days: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 and Friday, March 13, 2020

For complete information on entry classes, rules, judging and awards, click here.

For a Floral Design entry form, click here.

Amateur Horticulture – including adult, and youth classes

The Amateur Horticulture Competition celebrates the love of house plants. To enter your plant, it must be clean and free of pests and disease, and you also must have had it in your care 90 days or longer.

Adults can enter 77 different classes of plants, in eight different categories.

Junior horticulturists, 18 and under, can choose from six classes in two categories.

Plants can be entered in the competition on Sunday, March 8, 2020, between noon and 6:00 pm.

For a complete list of entry dates, rules, judging criteria, and awards, click here.

Adult Photography – Garden Party

The Adult Photography competition includes six classes:

Complete class descriptions, rules, guidelines, time line, judging criteria, and entry information can be downloaded here.

Please note that the registration deadline for adult photography is: January 17, 2020.

Also, a different form is required for entries in each class. Here are the links to the entry forms:

Youth Photography

The Youth Photography competition is open to junior photographers (16 and under) who use flowers and nature as their subjects. Photographers can enter their work in four different categories:

Youth Photography rules and guidelines can be downloaded here.

Please note that the registration deadline for youth photography is: February 1, 2020.

Ikebana International Boston Chapter Exhibition

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is presented as an exhibition by the Ikebana International, Boston Chapter. Celebrating the motto ‘Friendship through Flowers’, the exhibit encompasses three of the of the nine internationally recognized schools of Ikebana: Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu.

The Ikenobo School continues a tradition of creativity that began over 500 years ago, and believes that the possibility of creating new Ikebana depends on the desire to refine one’s own character.

The Ohara School, founded in 1895, emphasizes seasonal qualities, natural growth processes, and the beauty of natural environments.

The Sogetsu School, founded in 1927, believes that plants are beautiful as they are but with the help of people they can be arranged in a style to be even more appreciated.  

Award Recipients from the 2019 Boston Flower & Garden Show Competitions here.

Directions and Transportation

The Seaport World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210 in Boston’s Seaport District,
with direct access to the Mass Pike, I-93 and Logan Airport.

Driving

From Points West via I-90:

Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike/Interstate 90 East to Exit 25 – South Boston. At the top of the ramp, bear left towards Seaport Boulevard. At the first set of lights, proceed straight onto East Service Road. At the next set of lights, take a right onto Seaport Boulevard. The Seaport Boulevard entrance to the Seaport Garage is located ahead on the right.

From Points North via I-93:

Heading southbound on Interstate 93 Boston, take Exit 23, Purchase Street and move into the left lane. At the top of the ramp, take a left turn onto the Evelyn Moakley Bridge/Seaport Boulevard. Follow Seaport Boulevard for approximately .8 miles, the Seaport Boulevard entrance to the Seaport Garage will be on the right, after the Seaport Boulevard/B Street intersection.

From Points West via Storrow Drive:

Take Storrow Drive East to Leverett Circle and follow signs for Interstate 93 South/Logan Airport. Once on Interstate 93 South, follow directions from “Points North”.

From Points South via I-93:

Heading northbound on I-93 towards Boston, take Exit 20, which will be immediately after Exit 18. Follow the signs to “I-90 East.” Take the first tunnel exit to “South Boston.” At the first set of lights at the top of the ramp, proceed straight onto East Service Road. At the next set of lights, take a right onto Seaport Boulevard. The Seaport Boulevard entrance to the Seaport Garage will be ahead on the right.

From Logan International Airport and Route 1A South:

Follow the signs towards I-90 West – Ted Williams Tunnel. Take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Exit 25. At the top of the ramp proceed straight onto B Street. Follow B Street to the end and take a right onto Seaport Boulevard. The Seaport Boulevard entrance to the Seaport Garage will be on your right.

Parking

There are many parking options near the Seaport World Trade Center.

Transit

(all departing from South Station)

Route 1:

Depart South Station 
Bus – Silver Line SL1 – Direction: Logan Airport
 (2 mins, 1 stop) 

Arrive Court House Station Stop ID: 74612 
Walk to Seaport World Trade Center 
About 6 mins (0.3 mi)

Route 2:

Depart South Station 
Bus 7 –  towards City Point via Summer St. & Harbor Industrial Park 
 (2 mins, 2 stops) 

Summer St opp WTC Ave Stop ID: 889 
Walk to Seaport World Trade Center 
About 9 mins (0.4 mi)

Route 3:

Depart South Station 
Walk to Atlantic Ave. @ Congress St. 
About 3 mins (0.2 mi) 

Atlantic Ave. @ Congress St. Stop ID: 221 
Bus 4 towards Tide St./BMIP via World Trade Center 
 (5 mins, 3 stops) 

Seaport Blvd @ Seaport Hotel Stop ID: 242 
Walk to Seaport World Trade Center 
About 1 min (331 ft)

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