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Boston Flower & Garden Show
with Kathy Cote
The Boston Flower & Garden Show is about inspiring, educating and motivating the region’s gardeners. Whether 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.
Colorful life-sized gardens and vibrant floral designs incorporate the newest design elements, examples of the popular and healthy food gardening trend ideas for adopting sustainable gardening practices and air-cleansing indoor plants. Included will be small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles-as-ornamentals and family and pet-friendly spaces for outdoor relaxation and entertaining.
This year’s Show theme is “The Beauty of Balance”, which is a key factor in design decisions, plant and material choices, and in cultivating the right-size garden for our lives and budgets. We explore the harmony we create within our gardens, vases and living spaces.
In addition to gardens and displays, browse and shop in the Garden Marketplace for practical and unique items.
For more information about the garden show, visit: www.bostonflowershow.com.
In addition to the flower show, we'll be stopping by Faneuil Hall Marketplace for dinner on your own and a little shopping before heading home by approximately 9:00 p.m.
Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers! You may want to bring a backpack or something to carry your purchases in. There's plenty of storage on the bus!
Bus departs Fairfield, LJHS parking lot at 7:00 a.m. with a pick up at the Gardiner Park and Ride across from the Gardiner Rest Area at 7:30 a.m.
We'll make a quick stop at the Kennebunk rest area and arrive in Boston around 11:00 a.m.
The bus will pick up at the flower show and drop off at Faneuil Hall Marketplace at 3:00 p.m. and pick up to head home at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 3/16/2019 with Kathy Cote, $75 self-supporting fee (includes transportation and ticket to the flower show)
Brimfield Flea Markets, Massachusetts
with Laurie Brann
The World Famous and America's Oldest Outdoor Antique Flea Markets!
Ever watch "Flea Market Flip"? This is one of the Flea Markets they tape the show at. Be ready for a rustic shopping experience with thousands of dealers over a mile long. Brimfield attracts people from around the world. Rare and unusual items can be found as buyers search through history's greatest marketplace. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. You might also want to bring along a backpack or something to carry your purchases in. Lots of room under the bus for storage! Please check out https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com for any questions about the flea market itself.
Saturday from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, 5/18/2019 with Laurie Brann, $72 self-supporting fee (includes transportation)