The 2018 Flower Shows!!

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.

The New Jersey State Fair and Sussex County Horse Show
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822
Friday, August 3, – Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Dutchess County (NY) Fair
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Tuesday, August 21, – Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Harvesting History Heirloom Bulb Sale
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
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
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
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!

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