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Event Information:
25th Annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
March 24-28, 2010
Show doors open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
San Mateo Event Center
2495 South Delaware Street
San Mateo, CA 94403


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
About the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show:

California's most prestigious Spring Garden Event is being reborn in 2010. It will feature 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.

World-Class Seminar Series

Edible Gardening

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, 1 p.m.

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

Director of Social Media for Cool Springs Press, author of 'Grocery Gardening'
Plant or Purchase? -- Which Edibles to Grow and Which to Buy
March 28, 2:15 p.m.

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 p.m.

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

Owner, Greenlee Nursery, author of 'The American Meadow Garden'
Meadows by Design -- A Revolution in Sustainable Landscapes
March 26, 1 p.m.

Professional garden photographer, 'The American Meadow Garden'
The Aesthetics of Sustainability -- Visually Defining Our Gardening Expectations
March 27, 1 p.m.

Owner of Renee's Garden, author of 'Kitchen Garden'
Seed Starting for Beginners -- Growing Your Own Kitchen Garden
March 24, 12:15 p.m.

Gardening in Containers & Small Spaces

Award-winning garden photojournalist, author of 'Succulent Container Gardens'
Succulent Container Gardens -- Learn to Create Elegant, Easy-Care Containers
March 24, 2:15 p.m.

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, 2:15 p.m.

Director of Social Media for Cool Springs Press, author of 'Grocery Gardening'
Small Space Edible Gardens -- Maximum Harvest from Minimal Space
March 27, 4:45 p.m.

For Plant Lovers & Gardeners

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, 2:15 p.m.

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

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, 4:45 p.m.

Designer, Artist, author of 'Fearless Color Gardens'
Fearless Color Gardens -- A Guide to Jumping Off the Color Wheel
March 26, 2:15 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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