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Arkansas Flower and Garden Show to focus on “Local Roots” in February

By U of A System Division of Agriculture
Dec. 16, 2016

Fast Facts:

  • Arkansas Flower and Garden Show scheduled for Feb. 24-26, 2017
  • Features speakers, vendors and horticulture & garden experts
  • Located at Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock 

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LITTLE ROCK — In just two short months, the state’s largest annual botanical show, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, will again open its doors to welcome flower and garden lovers from across the Mid-south. 

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The theme of the 2017 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will be “Local Roots,” and will feature speakers, vendors and experts focused on providing attendees an unforgettable learning experience. The show will take place at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. 

The show opens its doors at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, and continues through 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Events at the 2017 AFGS include: 

  • Four indoor display gardens showing the latest trends in landscape design
  • Landscape Challenge exhibit where local landscapers will create unique foundation plantings live at the Show on Friday
  • Floral displays including a live floral design contest where professional florists create amazing tablescapes
  • Ecologist and sustainable landscaping advocate, Dr. Doug Tallemy, will present two seminars on Saturday- Creating Living Landscapes at 10:30 and Building Pollinator Populations at Home at 11:45
  • “Rock in the Garden” special event on Friday evening 5-7pm-  with live band,  cooking demos from local chefs, fun activities
  • Lots of educational speakers and workshops
  • Hands-on activities for kids

The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is a non-profit organization, with the mission of promoting gardening and beautification in Arkansas, promoting local horticultural businesses, and educating the public about gardening, landscaping, and floral design. 

Proceeds support college scholarships in horticulture-related fields in Arkansas and fund “The Greening of Arkansas” program, which provides community beautification grants to communities throughout Arkansas. Since 2006, the AFGS has given $70,000 in scholarships and over $75,000 in grants. 

To learn more about the AFGS and to see a full schedule of events, visit 


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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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