Updated: Sunday, 19 Feb 2012, 2:15 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 19 Feb 2012, 2:15 PM EST
(WTNH) - One of the largest flower shows in England takes center stage next week, February 23rd through the 26th, at the Hartford Convention Center.
The annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show features more than 20 different gardens created by professional landscapers and non-profits.
The show also includes more than 250 judged entries.
Seminars by experienced horticulturists and experts include:
· Nationally renowned gardening, lifestyle expert and best-selling author Mar Jennings - Four Seasons of Gardening
· Landscape designer and radio personality Baroness Maureen Haseley-Jones a.k.a "The English Lady" - Healing Our Plant One Garden At a Time
· Horticulturalist, author and photo stylist Tovah Martin - The New Terrarium
· Floral designer Robert Buettner - Floral Arranging
· Gardening editor, writer and photographer Steve Silk - The Crazy Mixed Up Border
· Sal Gilbertie of Gilbertie's Herb Gardens - Herbs from the Ground Up
· Garden writer, speaker and photographer Lorraine Bellato - Foolproof Hydrangeas and Designing with Shrubs
· Horticultural lecturer and consultant Paul F. Split - Container Gardening and Cooking with Herbs demo
· Garden designer, writer, teacher, lecturer and consultant Kerry Mendez - Tips for Gorgeous Sustainable Perennial Gardens
· Gardening author and columnist Tom Christopher - Sustainable Gardens: Saving You Money While Saving the Environment and The Artful Garden.
Admission: $16 Adults; $14 Seniors on Thursday/Friday only; $4 Children 6-14; Free Age 5 and under. Cash only.
Advance tickets $2 off - Jan. 1 through Feb. 21 at the following CT locations: The Garden Barn in Vernon; Garden Specialties in Mystic; Lawncare, Etc. in North Haven; Moscarillo's Garden Shoppe in West Hartford; Natureworks in Northford; Revay's Garden Center in Broad Brook; Stonehedge Garden Center in Newington; and Woodland Gardens in Manchester.
For more information, seminars, and driving directions visit the Connecticut Flower Show website or call North East Expos, Inc. at 860-844-8461.