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Pa. Garden Show of York opens Friday


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John’s Landscaping display garden from the 2012 Pa. Garden Show of York.



 

   The annual Pennsylvania Garden Show of York
kicks off Friday, March 1, at the York Expo Center with 11 indoor display
gardens, 100 exhibitors and dozens of seminars, including three by author Tovah
Martin.

   The show runs for three days (March 1-3) in
the Expo Center’s Toyota Arena, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. This year’s theme is “Nature’s
Symphony.”

   Tickets are $11 at the door ($9 for
seniors), and parking is free.

   Martin will speak Friday at 6 p.m. on “Infusing
the Garden with Personality” and Saturday at 2 p.m. on her new book, “The
Unexpected Houseplant.” She’ll also do a terrarium workshop Saturday at 11
a.m., which requires registration and an extra fee.

   York-area landscapers are building 11
display gardens, and 100 exhibitors will offer fare such as mowers, garden
books, cut flowers, garden art and plants.

   New for 2013 is a “Candyland” exhibit that
has candy growing on trees and Kool Aid flowing over landscape rocks.

   Once again, the Garden Club Federation will
stage a Floral Rhapsody Flower Show, which moves to the center of the show
floor this year. Garden clubbers display some of their best plant specimens and
arrangements.


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Judging of the flower show inside Pa. Garden Show of York.



 

   In addition to Martin’s talks, the show will
include more than two dozen seminars on assorted other topics, including
vegetable gardening, native plants, using color in the garden and cutting-edge
plants for 2013. The full schedule is posted online

   Other features include puppet shows for kids,
tea events (extra fee), wine and cheese samples, live music, working artists, a QA booth where York County Master Gardeners answer questions,
and a fairy garden workshop (March 3, extra fee).

   Show hours are March 1 from 10 a.m. to 9
p.m.; March 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   Kids 12 and under get in free. Advance
tickets are $9 ($8 for seniors) at the show web site. See the show’s ticket web page for details.

   More information: www.pagsy.com or 717-848-2596.

Article source: http://blog.pennlive.com/life/2013/02/pa_garden_show_of_york_opens_f.html