The popular Flower & Garden Expo is celebrating its 24th anniversary edition a little early this year.
The Expo is taking place on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. A fundraiser for EPIC Behavioral Healthcare, the Expo brings in a wide variety of growers, nurseries and garden-related artisans. The Expo partners with the Garden Club of St. Augustine, which hosts their Annual Flower & Horticulture Show at the Expo inside the Agricultural Center.
This year, the theme is “The Love Boat,” and the show includes designs, botanical arts, youth 4H and horticulture. Additionally, the Expo partners with the local Piece-Makers Guild for their annual Quilt Show, which will be displayed in the Wind Mitigation Building.
Expo patrons will also enjoy expert lectures both days, a special children’s area with garden-related activities, access to master gardeners and food trucks next to the center’s gardens.
“For anyone wanting to beautify their yard, gain ideas for landscaping, ask questions about plants or enjoy art gallery-quality beauty found in the Flower & Quilt Shows, the Expo is the place to be,” Expo Coordinator Teresa Andrews said.