A listing of festivals, presentations, symposiums, exhibits and more
Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns10/16-20 & 23-27/2019 in Glencoe, IL Come see more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Habitat ExhibitNow through 12/1/2020 in Washington, DC Habitat is a Smithsonian-wide exhibition exploring one big idea - Protecting habitats protects life.
Sculpture in the GardenNow through 4/1/20 in San Diego, CA Enjoy diverse creations set against a unique backdrop of natural settings, ranging from whimsical to abstract.
Karen Chapman Speaking EventsNow through 2020, across the US From her new book Deer-Resistant Design, Karen is speaking at various locations including Terrain in PA and the US Botanic Garden in DC.
ASLA Conference11/15-18/19 in San Diego, CA With more than 120 education opportunities, a marketplace, seminars, special events, and more.
Enchanted Forest of Light11/17/19-1/5/20 in La Canada Flintridge, CA This one-mile walk through Descanso Gardens is an interactive nighttime experience you can enjoy with the whole family!
Connecticut Flower & Garden Show2/20-23/20 in Hartford, CT Explore over 300 booths of flowers, plants, herbs, bulbs, seeds, books, and more along with over 80 hours of seminars and demos.
Northwest Flower & Garden Show2/26-3/1/20 in Seattle, WA Celebrate "Spring Fever" with over 30 display gardens, 100 free seminars, workshops, a marketplace. and more.
The Grand Garden Show8/30-9/1/20 in Mackinac, MI Celebrate the beauty of flowers and participate in hands-on learning. Subscribe for registration updates on their site.
Autumn at the ArboretumNow - 11/21 in Dallas Experience a spectacular fall festival with chrysanthemums and an internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds.
Exploring the World of Horticulture11/12 in San Diego Hear Karl Gercens of Longwood Gardens talk about his experience creating world-renowned conservatory displays, as well as his love of plants and photography.
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet OudolfScreenings through Nov. 2018 Be immersed in Oudolf's creative process as award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper follows Oudolf to past gardens and new projects. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to be apprised of new dates across the country.
Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-LanternsGlencoe, IL Come see more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Rare and Unusual Plant Sale9/9 in Washington, CT Hollister House Garden opens their doors for this annual plant sale where garden enthusiasts are invited to discover rare plants just in time for autumn planting.
Garden Walk Buffalo7/28-29 in Buffalo, NY Visit more than 400 creative urban gardens for free as part of America’s largest garden tour
Cultivate7/14-17 in Columbus, OH Brought to you by AmericanHort, this event will help you make connections, find solutions and gather inspiration from the best in the green industry
Perennial Extravaganza at Linden Hill Gardens6/23-24 in Ottsville, PA Enjoy two complimentary lectures: Perennial Diva, Stephanie Cohen shares her picks for the best cutting-edge perennials on 6/23, and Phillip Watson, gardening expert at QVC will be demonstrating his technique for creating never-ending bloom in the garden
Newport Flower Show6/22-24 in Newport, RI The Newport Flower Show offers judged horticultural specimens and floral designs, special garden exhibitions, free lectures and demonstrations, children's activities, and wonderful shopping experiences at the Oceanside Boutiques and Gardeners' Marketplace
Garden Bloggers FlingDust off your cowboy hat, and saddle your horse! Garden Bloggers Fling returns to Austin, the keeping-it-weird bloggers' mecca where the Fling began 10 years ago (5/3-6 in Austin, TX)
Los Angeles Open DayExperience six private gardens ranging from drought-tolerant to exotic, that will spark lots of ideas (5/6 in Los Angeles, CA)
Pasadena Open DayTour six incredible private gardens full of ideas for gardening in Southern California (4/22 in Pasadena, CA)
Super Succulent CelebrationDon't miss this free event for succulent lovers packed with speakers, demonstrations, workshops, unique vendors, authors and more (3/23-24 in Bonsall, CA)
Boston Flower & Garden ShowWhether for curb appeal, backyard, kitchen, indoor, rooftop or community gardens, this is where New England’s green lovers go to discover new ideas while having fun with family and friends (3/14-18 in Boston, MA)
Hellebore FestivalJoin Jerry Fritz at Linden Hill Gardens for the 16th annual event celebrating these early blooming beauties, hellebore collectors should not miss this event (4/7-8 in Ottsville, PA)
Enchanting Encinitas: Spring Garden TourOrganized by the San Diego Horticultural Society, this self-guided tour showcases private gardens sure to inspire and local artisans selling their hand-crafted garden art (4/7 in Encinitas, CA)
Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower ShowThis show will be a feast for the senses, highlighting the beauty and fragrance of thousands of plants, small garden displays, an orchid exhibition and more (2/23-25 in Atlanta, GA)
Connecticut Flower & Garden ShowFeaturing over 30 speakers, plus seminars and vendors, we're excited to attend the 37th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show for the first time (2/22-25 in Hartford, CT)
ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPOA wealth of educational sessions, a vital EXPO, fabulous tours, and multiple opportunities for fellowship await you (10/20-23 in Los Angeles, CA)
Perennial Plant ConferenceHeld at Swarthmore College, this event features talks by noted horticulturists and designers (10/20 in Swarthmore, PA)
Midwest Tree and Shrub ConferencePresented in partnership between the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Morton Arboretum, don't miss "Landscapes for a Changing Future" (9/7 in Glencoe, IL)
Swan Island Dahlia's Annual Dahlia FestivalA must see for the dahlia lover, view 400+ floral arrangements, 15,000+ cut dahlias and over 30 acres of dahlias in full bloom, plus attend live demonstrations (9/2-4 in Canby, OR)
The Grand Garden ShowJoin Proven Winners on Mackinac Island for an excellent lineup of speakers and private garden tours (8/27-29 in MI)
Plant ExtravaganzaThe Master Gardener Association of San Diego County is hosting a plant sale and marketplace including exhibits and demonstrations at Balboa Park (9/30 in San Diego, CA)
Landscape Design Summer IntensiveJoin the New York Botanical Garden for interactive classes with top landscape architects and designers and earn course hours towards a NYBG Certificate in Landscape Design (7/10-8/16 in NY)
FarwestWhether you're a grower, retailer, wholesale buyer, supplier, or a landscape professional, you will find a host of new ideas to increase efficiency, sales and profitability (8/23-25 in Portland)
Perennial Plant SymposiumEnjoy access to amazing speakers, fantastic private tours of gardens, nurseries and garden centers, and a tradeshow (7/23-28 in Denver)
Woody Plant ConferenceHeld at Scott Arboretum, this event features talks by noted horticulturists and designers, as well as free admission to sponsoring gardens (7/21 in Swarthmore, PA)
Master Gardener ConferenceHeld in Portland, this event offers classes, tours, a film festival and talks. Conference is open to all. (7/10-14 in OR)
Garden Bloggers FlingThe 2017 Fling is open to garden bloggers from around the world and will feature amazing gardens in Washington DC, northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland (6/22-25 in DC)
ANLD Garden TourFor the 13th year, the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers will hold their Designer’s Garden Tour on Portland’s west side (6/17 in Portland)
Ready, Set, Go!Hosted by meadow man John Greenlee, this educational event will feature lectures, workshops and a plant sale (6/2 in Pomona, CA)
Tour Showcases California Native PlantsSee unique landscapes that are sustainable, imaginative, and distinctly Californian by attending the 2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour (April 2-3 in Los Angeles)
2016 Chicago Flower & Garden ShowAt the 2016 Chicago Flower and Garden Show six locally-crafted, surprising large-scale artworks will be on display amidst more than 1,200 illustrious roses (March 12-20 in Chicago)
Spring Fling at Seaside GardensTour their 12 demonstration gardens, listen to expert speakers and participate in hands-on workshops (April 2-3 in Carpinteria)