SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, the nation’s third largest flower and garden show, will take over the San Mateo County Event Center, Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 22, for its 30th annual show. Since California continues to experience a drought, creating drought tolerant landscapes and gardens, will be among the most important topics addressed at this year’s show. From utilizing water-wise plants to repurposing gray-water and rainwater, experts will address and demonstrate how to minimize water consumption while still creating beautiful gardens.
“As we enter into the fourth year of a drought with no relief in sight, people planting today need to make water-wise choices, and thankfully, there is a wide variety available,” said Succulent Gardens Founder Robin Stockwell. “Today, homeowners and cities are pulling out traditional lawns and planting drought tolerant plants. People are choosing plants like succulents that only require watering once every one to two weeks, instead of once a day for landscapes.”
Five acres of the event center will be in full bloom, both inside and out and filled with spectacular display gardens, 100-plus free seminars, an interactive kids activity area, thousands of plants for sale and more. The full-size showcase gardens utilizing thousands of blooming flowers and exotic plants are the main attraction. Bursting with color and creativity, these masterpieces will inspire gardeners of all levels.
This five-day flower extravaganza will also offer non-stop free how-to seminars presenting everything from growing your own food and backyard beekeeping to stunning succulents and drought resistant landscaping. Not to miss seminars include: Garden Tribe Boot Camp: Jump Start Your First Edible Garden; Garden Design Demystified with Billy Goodnick, sponsored by Garden Design Magazine; and Succulent Talks with Robin Stockwell.
New this year, kids 16 and under are invited to attend the show for free and can have lots of fun learning and participating in hands-on activities hosted by the Pollinator Posse and Insect Sciences Museum of California. Also new this year, the Mountain Feed & Farm Supply will demonstrate making cheese, brewing probiotic beverages, fermenting cabbage, canning and more.
The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show celebrates the theme “Going Wild.” The show will be open to the public Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 22, at the San Mateo County Event Center, located at 1346 Saratoga Drive, in San Mateo, Calif. For more information visit www.sfgardenshow.com.