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San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

March 18-22, 2015 San Mateo Event Center San Mateo, CA

What is the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show?

It is a public exhibition held each spring at the San Mateo Event Center just south of the San Francisco airport (SFO.) As one of the top exhibitions of its kind in the United States,

  • the Show covers more than 5-acres
  • includes hundreds of floral designs,
  • thousands of plants, and
  • tens of thousands of wonderful garden-related products to buy.

A full range of free seminars, exhibits and demonstrations provide continuous opportunities to learn about landscaping, gardening, growing & preparing garden-fresh food, designing with flowers and creating fantastic garden spaces in your home, school and community. There is something for everyone.

It’s all about GARDENS…

While the floral designs and special exhibits are not to be missed, the main attraction at the Show are the fabulous,  full-sized showcase gardens; designed and constructed by the leading designers from the Bay area and beyond. The wonderful gardens demonstrate the latest and best in design principles, garden materials and sustainable plant choices.

…it’s all about plants!

Flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetables, fruit, seeds…they are all plants or parts of plants. Our lives depend upon plants.

This morning you ate and drank plants.
orange juice, tomato juice, maple syrup, fruit, cereal, bread & muffins made from flour

You may be wearing plants.  
cotton, denim, linen

Some of your favorite things come from plants.
pizza sauce & dough, chocolate, vanilla, popcorn, peanuts,the sheets the on your bed, rubber erasers, perfume, strawberries, paychecks, cinnamon & wedding bouquets

Some things you see but never take time to think about come from plants.
Blue jeans, medicine, wood, houses, furniture, aspirin, beer and wine, pepper,
 books and newspapers

But most important of all, plants sustain our lives. Whether they are creating (and filtering) the air we breath or surrounding us in the beauty that is nature, plants nourish and heal our souls and our bodies.

The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show is a celebration of flowers and gardens which makes it a celebration of plants. See the beauty, feel the texture, smell the fragrance, taste the freshness… come to the show and meet the plants and the people who keep them growing!

…and its all about great design.

The 2014 Gardens – “Magnificent!

  • Vintage California – Terra Firma Landscapes

    Vintage California – Terra Firma Landscapes

  • Vintage California – Terra Firma Landscapes

    Vintage California – Terra Firma Landscapes

  • Days Gone By – Rebecca Pollon, Hortisculpture

    Days Gone By – Rebecca Pollon, Hortisculpture

  • Paradise Hawaiian Style- by Jim Grandy, The Bamboo Man

    Paradise Hawaiian Style- by Jim Grandy, The Bamboo Man

  • No City Water for this Garden –  Nathan Beeck, Clearwater Regenerative Designs & Chris Lopez, New Leaves Landscape

    No City Water for this Garden – Nathan Beeck, Clearwater Regenerative Designs & Chris Lopez, New Leaves Landscape

  • No City Water for this Garden –  Nathan Beeck, Clearwater Regenerative Designs & Chris Lopez, New Leaves Landscape

    No City Water for this Garden – Nathan Beeck, Clearwater Regenerative Designs & Chris Lopez, New Leaves Landscape

  • The New Leaf – Ryan Cummings, BuenoLuna Design

    The New Leaf – Ryan Cummings, BuenoLuna Design

  • Anchored – Leslie McKenna, McKenna Landscape

    Anchored – Leslie McKenna, McKenna Landscape

  • Above & Beyond – Foothill College

    Above & Beyond – Foothill College

  • Above & Beyond – Foothill College

    Above & Beyond – Foothill College

  • Sanctuary Steppes – Jeffery Lim, JLim Designes & Garden Hortica

    Sanctuary Steppes – Jeffery Lim, JLim Designes & Garden Hortica

  • Vulcania: An Oasis for the Soul- Nathan Beeck, Clearwater Designs

    Vulcania: An Oasis for the Soul- Nathan Beeck, Clearwater Designs

  • Vulcania: An Oasis for the Soul- Nathan Beeck, Clearwater Designs

    Vulcania: An Oasis for the Soul- Nathan Beeck, Clearwater Designs

  • Agave – Arizona State University Students

    Agave – Arizona State University Students

  • Urban Mixology – Academy of Art University School of Landscape Architecture; ASLA Student Chapter

    Urban Mixology – Academy of Art University School of Landscape Architecture; ASLA Student Chapter

  • Native Shade Garden – Pete Veilleux, East Bay Wilds

    Native Shade Garden – Pete Veilleux, East Bay Wilds

  • On The Move – Marty and Debbie Thorsson, DMT Design

    On The Move – Marty and Debbie Thorsson, DMT Design

  • Plantasia – Benjamin Goulart, Goulart Design

    Plantasia – Benjamin Goulart, Goulart Design

  • Vintage Meadow – John Greenlee

    Vintage Meadow – John Greenlee

There is so much to see and do at the Show…

All for just the price of admission….

and kids under 16 are free!

How to Participate in the 2015 Show…

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Be an Exhibitor

Where do 40,000 garden shoppers head each March?

To the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, of course. For five days in March, shoppers from throughout the Bay area and beyond come to see what’s new. It’s a great opportunity for vendors to easily reach this important market.
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Apply to Speak

BE A SEMINAR OR DEMONSTRATION SPEAKER ON A WORLD FAMOUS STAGE.

Share your knowledge and expertise with sophisticated gardeners from the Bay area and beyond. 
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Volunteer

LEND A HAND... BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE SHOW.

It takes an army of experts and dedicated hobbyists to put on a quality show with enough depth and variety to meet the needs of everyone. There may be a role you can play in exchange for free tickets to the show.

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Create a Garden

JOIN THE ELITE GROUP OF OUTSTANDING GARDEN DESIGNERS

Creating a beautiful showcase garden is a challenge yet a rewarding experience. Apply now for the opportunity to display your creativity, skill and expertise to a worldwide audience.

The latest news…

SFFG_-BlogGoingWild

THEME OF THE 2015 SHOW ANNOUNCED

The theme for the 2015 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show has been announced. “Going Wild” reflects the Show’s efforts  to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable gardening, yet allows creative freedom for the floral and garden designers. Mother Nature herself has been going a bit wild in recent years, so she, too, has been invited to appear.…

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What’s Happening…

How the 2015 Show Is Shaping Up

The Gardens

Daniel Owens comes on board as the Director of Show Gardens. Daniel will be working closely Garden Creator applicants to get an exciting roster of gardens for 2015.

The Flowers

The American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) has voted to be a Sponsoring Partner in the Flower Pavilion and is already hard at work coordinating growers and designers from around the nation to present a fabulous show in March.

The Garden Chef

Mia Chambers & Terri Dien of Dear Martini will bring a new vision to the chef stage. In addition to guest Chefs, the new lineup will include “Make & Take” stations and a broad selection of food preservation seminars.

The MarketPlace

With so many garden products all in one place, many people come to the Show just to shop. Vendor space is expected to sell out this year so the Marketplace will be better than ever.

Special Events

Every year the Opening Night Party kicks off the start of the Show with a grand celebration. In line with the 2015 theme, GOING WILD, opening night will be a Friend-Raiser” for the National Wildlife Federation. Watch for details.

Occasion! Workshops

For the first time ever, Ocsasion! is partnering with the Show to bring International GOLD Medal Champions to San Francisco. Master Florist & Teacher Bjorn Kroner and Brigitte Heinrichs will lead special design workshops and seminars.

For the Kids

The fairies are coming! The fairies are coming! Dust off your wings and gather your fairy garden gear. Wegman’s Nursery in Redwood City is partnering with the Show to create a welcome space for fairy gardens and fairies of all ages!

Special Exhibits

The San Francisco Fower & Garden Show is pleased to announce that the San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society will hold its 2015 Camellia Show and Plant Sale in Fiesta Hall during the Show.

The Plants

Flowers and gardens are, of course, all about plants! The show gardens will display thousands of plants in all their splendor. The Marketplace will offer a huge selection of the very best plants grown to thrive beautifully and sustainably in our California gardens.