Gardens of the future

March 26, 2010 11:27:46 AM PDT
A surprising mix of new technology with old basics to make your yard thrive.

EVENT INFORMATION:

25th Annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
March 24-28, 2010 San Mateo Event Center

California's most prestigious Spring Garden Event is being reborn in 2010.Featuring world-class Display Gardens, free seminars, and extensive Garden Marketplace. Five days devoted to edible & ornamental gardening, garden art, design, green living products.Special emphasis on Edible Gardens, Eco-Friendly Gardening, and Gardening for Children. 25th Anniversary Gift!: Attend all five days with the purchase of one adult ticket.

When/Where:
Wednesday, March 24 through Sunday, March 28 at the San Mateo Event Center
2495 South Delaware Street (at Saratoga Drive) San Mateo, CA 94403

Show doors are open from 10am to 8pm Wednesday through Saturday. 10am to 6pm on Sunday.
The show website has more information about accommodations.

Tickets:
A one-day adult ticket purchased at the door will be $20. Advance adult tickets purchased online by phone or at Bay Area nurseries through March 17 are $16.
This year, one adult ticket will be good for all five days of the show
Students (18-25) with valid student ID, $9 at the door
Youth (6-17) $4 at the door Children 5 and under are free
Half-day from 3pm to closing Wed. through Sat. (Sun. at 2pm) $13 at the door
Group tickets (20 or more tickets by arrangement) $15

World-Class Seminar Series

Edible Gardening

ROSALIND CREASY
Landscape designer & author of 'The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping'
Edible Landscapes: The New American Garden -- A Mouth-Watering Presentation of Edible Landscape Design
March 25, 1pm

PAMELA K. PEIRCE
Author, garden consultant, photographer and environmental horticulture instructor
Successful Food Gardening for Beginners -- Get Flavor, Nutrition & Fun Growing Your Own Food
March 24, 3:30pm

JEAN ANN VAN KREVELAN
Director of Social Media for Cool Springs Press, author of 'Grocery Gardening'
Plant or Purchase? -- Which Edibles to Grow and Which to Buy
March 28th, 2:15pm

Recycling & Sustainable Gardening

PAMELA BERSTLER (2010 Show Judge)
Landscape designer, contractor, author and television host
Save Money, Save Water -- Get a Beautiful Garden on a 'Water Budget'
March 24, 1:00pm

From Water Guzzling to Water Conservation -- Five Ways to Convert Your Irrigation System
March 25, 4:45pm

JOHN GREENLEE
Owner, Greenlee Nursery, author of 'The American Meadow Garden'
Meadows by Design -- A Revolution in Sustainable Landscapes
March 26, 1:00pm

SAXON HOLT Professional garden photographer, 'The American Meadow Garden'
The Aesthetics of Sustainability -- Visually Defining Our Gardening Expectations
March 27th, 1:00pm

RENEE SHEPHERD
Owner of Renee's Garden, author of 'Kitchen Garden'
Seed Starting for Beginners -- Growing Your Own Kitchen Garden
March 24, 12:15pm

Gardening in Containers & Small Spaces

DEBRA LEE BALDWIN
Award-winning garden photojournalist, author of 'Succulent Container Gardens'
Succulent Container Gardens -- Learn to Create Elegant, Easy-Care Containers
March 24, 2:15pm

MAUREEN GILMER (2010 Show Judge)
Television host and author of 17 gardening books, including 'The Small Budget Gardener'
Small Budget Solutions -- Garden Design for Cash Strapped Gardeners
March 24, 2:15pm

JEAN ANN VAN KREVELAN
Director of Social Media for Cool Springs Press, author of 'Grocery Gardening'
Small Space Edible Gardens -- Maximum Harvest from Minimal Space
March 27, 4:45pm

For Plant Lovers & Gardeners

SUZY BALES
Author of 'Garden Bouquet & Beyond: Creating Wreaths Garlands and More in Every Garden Season'
Garden Bouquets & Beyond -- Creating Wreaths, Garlands & More in Every Garden Season
March 25, 2:15pm

The Down-to-Earth Gardener -- Common Sense Approach to Gardening
March 26, 10:30am

ROGER GOSSLER
Owner of Gossler Farms Nursery and co-author of 'The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs'
Fabulous Foliage -- Spectacular Shrubs for California Gardens
March 25, 4:45pm

KEEYLA MEADOWS
Designer, Artist, author of 'Fearless Color Gardens'
Fearless Color Gardens -- A Guide to Jumping Off the Color Wheel
March 26, 2:15pm

BERNARD TRAINOR (2010 Show Judge)
Landscape Designer, founding principal of Bernard Trainor + Associates
Embracing the Place -- Site Specific Garden Design
March 24, 10:30am

Garden Structure Comes in Many Forms -- Balancing Structure with Compatible Plants
March 27, 11:45am

JEFF WYCKOFF
President of the American Rose Society & ARS National Judge
Roses 101 -- Everything You Need to Know About Roses!
March 27, 3:30pm

Organic Rose Growing -- Choosing, Maintaining & Enjoying Beautiful Roses
March 28, 10:30pm

For more information call (925) 605-2923, or visit www.sfgardenshow.com


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