CT Flower Show with Mar Jennings

Mar Jennings has always drawn inspiration from his home garden and life’s surroundings. This year lifestyle expert Mar Jennings explores with you some of the best gardening ideas for creating a fabulous, stress-free garden for all seasons. Have a low budget or need to stay in a budget? No problem, as Mar offers his personal resources and garden secrets that will motivate you like never before. A wealth of information awaits you. This informative PowerPoint presentation will transport you through a photographic essay, seeing a garden through Mar’s distinctive eye for style and beauty. This remarkable tale-telling journey will take you on a private tour of his enchanting Westport, Connecticut gardens and vine-covered garden studio. Using a seasonal approach, Mar leads you on a detailed tour beginning with the emerging colors of Spring. All your senses will be awakened by Mar’s casual luxury approach to making all things functional, beautiful and attainable to do. You will have fun, learn and pass it on. But, be sure to bring your note pad as you don’t want to miss a thing.

Mar’s award winning book Life On Mar’s, A Four Season Garden will be on hand for purchase and signing, but act fast as this is a limited seating venue.


One of New England’s Largest Flower & Garden Shows

HARTFORD, CONN., February 2, 2010 – One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in all of New England, the “29th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” will be held Thursday, February 18 through Sunday, February 21, 2010 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn. The hours are: Thursday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The colorful, fragrant show will cover almost three acres with the 2010 theme, “The Spice of Life”. TV host, author and lifestyle expert Mar Jennings of Westport and a variety of other speakers will present special presentations during the event, explains Kristie Gonsalves, president of North East Expos, Inc., the show’s organizer.

Show Highlights include:

  • Twenty-five (25) different gardens filling 45,000 square feet, created by professional landscape designers and nonprofit organizations. Includes naturalistic, low maintenance and organic gardens. Included this year will be a landscape garden from UConn Horticulture Club students.
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s Advanced Standard Flower Show featuring more than 12,000 square feet of design and horticulture competition and more than 250 judged entries from all over the State. This year’s competition theme is “The Spice of Life”
  • Seminars by experienced horticulturists and experts on landscape design, construction and installation are all free with admission. Presenters include:

“29th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” at the Connecticut Convention Center at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn. (Exit 29A off Interstate 91, take Columbus Blvd. Exit and Convention Center is on your right)

Hours: Thursday, February 18, 2010 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Friday, February 19 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Saturday, February 20 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and
Sunday, February 21 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: $14 Adults; Seniors $12 on Thursday/Friday only; $2 Children 7-14; Free for children age 6 and under – Admission Payment by Cash Only (Advanced tickets $2 off – from Jan. 1 through February 17 at the following locations: Woodland Gardens in Manchester, Conn.; the Garden Barn in Vernon, Conn.; Stonehedge Garden Center in Newington, Conn.; Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe in West Hartford, Conn.; and Lawncare, Etc‰Û_ in North Haven, Conn.).
Event sponsors include Connecticut Magazine and Connecticut Home & Garden magazine.

For more information, including schedule of free seminars and events, vendor/exhibit information, and driving directions, contact North East Expos, Inc. at www.ctflowershow.com or (860) 844-8461.