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Capital District Garden & Flower Show

greenery display complete with a wooden treehouse
greenery display with a fountain in the middle
yellow daffodils with pink and purple tulips
close-up of a purple flower
an alice in wonderland-themed garden display with a long table
a hat decorated with flowers
a floral exhibit featuring pineapples
what looks like a little house with floral exhibits in front
floral exhibits in front of a faux home
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2019 Capital District Garden & Flower Show

Renowned for its full-scale landscape exhibits and creatively designed gardens, the Capital District Garden & Flower Show, now in its 32nd year, brings together local landscape professionals to transform the McDonough Sports Complex at HVCC into a backyard environment complete with shrubs, flowers, ponds, waterfalls, retaining walls, sidewalks, and lawns.

There will be demonstrations, lectures, and presentations from local and regional experts; plants, bulbs, flowers, and seeds available for sale; soil testing by the Cornell Cooperative Extension; a Garden Cafe; and much more.

Partial proceeds from the show benefit Wildwood Programs, which serves individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, complex learning disabilities, and autism. 

This is an event not only for garden enthusiasts, but anyone who wants to escape winter for a taste of spring! 

Floral Design Competition

The centerpiece of the show is the annual Floral Design Competition, which features approximately 100 amazing and amusing exhibits presented by area professional floral designers, garden club members, and amateurs. 

First, second, and third place winners in 12 categories are selected by an expert panel of judges. Ribbons are awarded for Best of Show and Most Creative. Show attendees can vote for their favorite floral design through 1pm on Sunday.

Dates & Times

  • Friday, March 22, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 23, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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