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The 2018 Flower Show Season Begins!!

One of the oldest American traditions is the flower show. These events date back to the early 1800s. The Philadelphia Flower Show, one of the first, began in 1829. During the middle of the dreary, torturous winters of the 19th and 20th centuries, these events were held to remind people, in a beautiful way, that spring really was coming. Some shows were tiny, filling only a large room. Others were grand displays occupying the ballrooms of the largest buildings in the largest cities.

The exotic, gigantic, miniature, breathtakingly beautiful and absolutely bizarre were all on display. As the flower show became a much anticipated and much beloved community fixture, the element of competition was introduced and within the walls of the flower show arena, the truly exceptional horticultural skills of truly exceptional horticultural artists were respectfully celebrated.

Today only a few of these events remain and Harvesting History attends many of the East Coast shows. This email letter is devoted to providing you with a list of all the horticultural events we will be attending throughout 2018. We apologize to our West Coast friends because we are not big enough yet to be able to get to the wonderful West Coast shows. We hope to get there soon.

We hope you will support these shows with your attendance, and we would LOVE for you to come and visit our booths to say Hi! These horticultural events are the quintessential ‘Stop and Smell the Flowers’ activities. There are few activities in which you can engage during the doldrums of winter that will lift your spirits more.

New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

http://www.njflowershow.com
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Edison, NJ
Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Philadelphia Flower Show

https://theflowershow.com/plan-your-visit/show-info
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Boston Flower & Garden Show

http://bostonflowershow.com
Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA
Wednesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Capital District
Garden & Flower Show

http://gardenandflowershow.com
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY
Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25, 2018

The SUNY Cobleskill Spring
Lifestyle Farming Conference

http://web.cobleskill.edu/lfc
SUNY Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY
Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival

http://www.flowerandgarden.org
Leesburg, VA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2018

Flower Mart Festival Baltimore

http://www.flowermartmd.org
Monument Circle
Baltimore, MD
Friday, May 4 – Saturday, May 5, 2018

2018 Garden Festival Ladew

http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENT-CALENDAR/Garden-Festival
Ladew Topiary Gardens
Monkton, MD
Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

http://sheepandwool.org/2018-maryland-sheep-wool-festival-2
Howard County Fairgrounds
West Friendship, MD
Saturday, May 5 – Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Blandy Garden Festival

http://blandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/fosa-annual-events
The Blandy Experimental Farm at
The State Arboretum of Virginia
Boyce, VA
Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13, 2018

The New Freedom Heirloom Plant Sale

www.harvesting-history.com
New Freedom Business Park
60 East High Street
New Freedom, PA
Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Harvesting History
Heirloom Plant Sale

www.harvesting-history.com
127 Kenyon Road
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Garden Clubs of
New Jersey Annual Meeting

http://gardenclubofnewjersey.com/calendar
Bridgewater Marriott
700 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Newport Flower Show

http://www.newportmansions.org/events/events-calendar/newport-flower-show
Rosecliff
548 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island
Friday, June 22, – Sunday, June 24, 2018

The 2018 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Annual Continental Congress

https://www.dar.org/national-society
Constitution Hall
18th Street NW
Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 19 – Sunday, June 24, 2018

The New Jersey State Fair and Sussex County Horse Show

http://alwayssomethinghappening.com
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822
Friday, August 3, – Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Dutchess County (NY) Fair

http://dutchessfair.com/dutchess-fair/the-fair/
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Tuesday, August 21, – Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Harvesting History Heirloom Bulb Sale

www.harvesting-history.com
127 Kenyon Road
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Saturday, September 29, – Sunday, September 30, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The New Freedom Heirloom Bulb Sale

www.harvesting-history.com
New Freedom Business Park
60 East High Street
New Freedom, PA
Saturday, October 6 – October 7, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Blandy Arborfest

http://blandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/fosa-annual-events
The Blandy Experimental Farm at
The State Arboretum of Virginia
Boyce, VA
Saturday, October 13 – Sunday, October 14, 2018

The SUNY Cobleskill Fall
Lifestyle Farming Conference

http://web.cobleskill.edu/lfc
SUNY Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY
Saturday, November 10, 2018

It is the beginning of a new year! Come and visit with us at one of these extraordinary events. Breathe in the perfumed air from gardens of hyacinths and daffodils and tulips. Feast your eyes on the rainbows of color that erupt from the convention floor and harvest a bounty of ideas for your own garden. See you soon!

www.harvesting-history.com

Celebrate your uniquely American horticultural heritage
Harvest Your History
Seed Your Future

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