Mass Hort at the Flower Show

2019 Show: March 13 – March 17

Make sure you get to the back of the hall to see the competitions and exhibits of Mass Hort at the Flower Show. If you’re interested in entering a floral design, photography, or amateur horticulture competition, please see below for details.

Competition Schedules

Floral Design Classes

The Floral Design competitions are open to everyone. Two people may work on an entry together. Designs must be composed of fresh material (except in classes that specify dried plant material). Each design class has a specific theme and scale, these details are listed in the Schedule. To enter, please complete and submit this Entry Form.

Amateur Horticulture

The Amateur Horticulture Classes (Am Hort) are open to all interested individuals, plant societies and garden clubs. All ages are welcome, youth may enter the junior classes. Entrants bring their houseplants to Boston on Sunday, March 10, they will be displayed throughout the show until Sunday, March 17. Plants are judged and awarded ribbons, our judges are a panel of experts that can help you with nomenclature and the entry process in Boston. Take a look at the schedule here.

To enter plants, you must have them in your possession by December 10, 2018. If you need help preparing your plants to look their best for the show, consider signing up for Mass Hort’s workshop on February 7 with Carrie Waterman.

Adult Photography 

Find the Competition Schedule and Rules here. Please note competition submissions are not being accepted at this time. Please check back soon.

To learn more about photography and entering a photography competition, join Melissa Pace for her December 13 digital photography workshop.

Youth Photography

Youth 16 and Under can enter this competition which by submitting digital images that will be juried. The committee will print the 24 finalists, which will be displayed at the Boston Flower and Garden Show. Further awards may be given at the show. 

Ikebana Exhibit

In Ikebana International, Boston Chapter, there are three schools represented: Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu. Each school will be exhibited at the 2019 Boston Flower and Garden Show. Members of any school may exhibit, please reach out to your organization for details. Visitors to the show will be delighted by this expanded exhibit as well as demonstrations of this art of Japanese flower arrangement.

 

 

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)

Lectures

Stay Tuned for the Flower Show Lectures Schedule brought by Mass Hort

 

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