Tickets now available online for Arkansas Flower & Garden Show
- 2014 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show set for Feb. 21-23
- This year's theme: "That's Entertainment"
- Tickets available on line at www.argardenshow.org
LITTLE ROCK – Former Governor’s Mansion Executive Chef Don Bingham, and landscape designer and author C. Colston Burrell, are among the keynoters for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show set for Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
In keeping with this year’s “That’s Entertainment” theme, Chef Bingham will offer recipes and decorating ideas on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2:15 p.m., with his talk, “Outdoor Arkansas Party Time!”
Janet Carson, author, newspaper columnist and extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, speaks at 1 p.m. Saturday about “Ornamental Edibles/Edible Ornamentals.”
Friday morning’s lineup includes back-to-back Burrell presentations at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.: “Finishing Touches: Details in Garden Design” and “The Art of Perennial Combination.” Dustan Clark, extension veterinarian, will speak at 3:30 p.m. about " Backyard Poultry: From Community Zoning to Your Breakfast Omelet.”
For the complete schedule and to purchase tickets online, visit www.argardenshow.org.
Show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets to the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 60 and older. Children 16 and younger are free. Three-day passes to the show are $12. Parking is free at Dickey-Stephens Park, and attendees can walk over, or for $1, ride the shuttle round-trip. Arkansas Destinations, a sponsor of this year’s show, is providing the shuttle service.
Proceeds from the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show provide educational scholarships in horticulture-related fields to students in Arkansas colleges and universities and funds for the Greening of Arkansas Mini-Grant Program.
The show is produced in partnership by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension
Service, Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Arkansas Florists Association, Arkansas Green Industry Association and Arkansas Master Gardeners.
Show sponsors are Fiser Kubota, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, Botanica Gardens, Clark Trim and Henrij Thostrup, Steve and Merilyn Tilley, Central Arkansas Water, Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, Carol and Allan Mendel, and River Valley Horticultural Products. Friends of the Show are Ken Rash’s Casual Furniture and Schultz Greenhouse in Hot Springs. Garden sponsors include Botanica Gardens, Grand Designs, the Horticare Company, Ozark Folk Center State Park, Roseberry Landscape, and the Arkansas Master Gardener program of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
For more information about the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, visit http://www.argardenshow.org or visit extension's web site, www.uaex.uada.edu, or contact your county extension agent. The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the U of A Division of Agriculture.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
January 23, 2014
By The Cooperative Extension Service
UofA Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Extension Communications Specialist
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service