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The Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo returns March 25 through March 27 | Local Announcements

TROY — Nothing says spring quite like the Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo held March 25 through March 27 at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

“It is so nice to be back. The coronavirus abruptly canceled the 2020 show just a few days before the opening. We received an outpouring of support from this community; they were sad but understanding. There are so many Wildwood families and people from all over the northeast that come to the show annually. A March in the Capital Region without a flower & garden show is like having Christmas omitted from December” said Pennie Gonzalez, event manager for the Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo.

“We’ve made a lot of changes and gave the show a nice, refreshed look to enhance visitor experience,” says Gonzalez. As soon as attendees step inside the McDonough Sports Complex they will be engulfed into a frenzy of cheerful and artfully created themed displays by the area’s top floral designers from Ambiance Florals and Events (Albany), The Country Florist (Burnt Hills), Felthousen’s Florist and Greenhouse (Schenectady), Flower Blossom Farm (Ghent), North Eastern New York Orchid Society, Poppy Tree Floral Designs (West Sand Lake), Samantha Nass Floral Designs (Saratoga Springs), Toadflax Nursery (South Glens Falls), Weathered Wood (Troy) ), White Cottage Gardens (Amsterdam) and Worthington Flowers (Wynantskill).

Since 1988, the Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo (formerly the Capital District Garden & Flower Show) has influenced, educated, and motivated gardeners to get a jump start on their spring plantings. “We are so excited to still have a strong representation of the area’s premiere nurseries, garden centers and landscape contractors despite all the challenges this industry has faced the past couple of years with supply chain and labor shortages,” said Pennie Gonzalez. “The garden displays are now in the Garden Marketplace adding a more garden & flower feel to that area of ​​the show. Rich Morris and his creative team his at Toadflax Nursery have been planning their displays for months and they never disappoint.”

The Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo features an expansive, non-stop schedule of seminars and demonstrations for guests to discover how to create and maintain their own remarkable garden. The 45-minute presentations are given by local and regional experts, including Fred Breglia of Landis Arboretum; Chris Grigas of Samantha Nass Floral Designs; Joanne Strevy of Rosewood Gardens, Barbara Melera of Harvesting History, Rich Morris of Toadflax Nursery, Michele Peters of Ambiance Florals and Events, Brian McKenna of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, and many more. All seminars are free with paid admission. The full schedule is available online at www.gardenandflowershow.com.

Additional highlights of the 2022 Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo include:

A garden marketplace featuring over 140 outdoor living, farm-to-table and garden themed retail exhibits, tools, patio furniture and many unique garden and craft items.

Garden centers and floral shops featuring tons of succulents, houseplants, seeds, bulbs and pussy willow.

Free tastings from more than a dozen New York State wineries, cideries and distilleries.

Two, 10-foot-tall butterfly wing murals by artist Phil Singer. Great photo opportunity.

Soil testing by Cornell Cooperative Extension for a minimum donation. Drop off at the Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo Information Booth.

Concessions from Prime Catering.

The 2022 Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo will be held 10 am-6 pm March 25 and March 26; and 10 am-5 pm March 27. Tickets to the Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo are $15 at the door; children 5 and younger are free with paid adult. Discount advance tickets are available online for $12 through March 24. A three-day admission pass is $33. March 25 is MVP Health Care Senior Day with $11 tickets for individuals 62 and older. Limit one discount per admission. A portion of each ticket sold at the Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo will benefit Wildwood. Wildwood provides people and families living with autism and developmental disabilities with the very best innovative supports. Parking is free.

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