2013 Vermont Flower Show
“The Road Not Taken”
March 1-3, 2013
Champlain Valley Expo
Essex Junction, VT
Friday and Saturday
10:00am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(plant sale begins at close of show)
Advance tickets available at Gardener’s Supply stores, all Price Chopper stores, and on this website . TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
The theme for the 2013 Vermont Flower Show is “The Road Not Taken” from the poem by Robert Frost. The inspiration for this theme lies in the discovery of less-travelled places, exploration of the natural world and reconnection with forgotten wonders of enchanting green space. The poetry of Robert Frost often draws upon the landscape of New England and his home here in Vermont, so the connection leads us easily to Vermont’s own Flower Show.
To take it a step further, when we think of Vermont’s historic rural landscape, we might think of stone walls – dry-laid stone walls to be specific. So when it came to choosing a Featured Artist we turned to Dan Snow, renowned stoneworker from Dummerston, VT. Dan will be assisted by wallers certified by The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.
Ranging from literal interpretations of the theme to the more abstract: paths to choose from; asphalt jungles with glimpses of green; backyard urban micro-homesteads; bees; chickens, there are many opportunities for wonder and discovery.
The 2013 Vermont Flower Show offers three days of spring the first weekend in March. Take a fantastic journey filled with flowers and fragrance. Walk through the woods, gardens, and plants galore! You will be inspired, delighted and anxiously awaiting spring!
Three days of free seminars and educational workshops will be held. Families will find a special room all their own devoted to hands-on activities for children and scheduled performers to entertain them. Vermont Certified Horticulturists are on hand all three days to answer any gardening or landscaping questions. The Vermont Railway Society will have a large, landscaped train display. Cooking from the garden demonstrations will be held all three days. Over 80 vendors!
Wheelchair accessible. 7 wheelchairs available at the Show first come, first serve.
You can purchase and print your tickets online. Click here.
2013 Flower Show Setup Video
Many hard workers helped to make the 2013 Vermont Flower show and it’s elaborate displays possible. Time lapse video was created by Kyle Ambusk.