Spring Garden Festival 2016

Thursday, May 5 2016 thru Sunday, May 8 2016

The Botanical Garden presents its signature, four-day pop-up festival with more than 500 limited edition varieties of plants and exclusive garden merchandise for sale plus educational sessions and activities. The festival is held in the outdoor gardens as well as in the North Gallery meeting rooms. Seasonal cost of admission applies. Schedule of all events is below. Or download a PDF of the flyer here. 

Thursday, May 5

6 - 8 p.m.  Opening Night Garden Party and plant sale opens. 

Friday, May 6  National Public Gardens Day

8 - 10 a.m.  Members only early entrance to the plant and used garden book sale. Includes continental breakfast. 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Plant sale and used garden book sale open to the public

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Container Design Station*

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Pollinators in the Garden live demonstration (repeated every 20 minutes)

1 - 2 p.m.  Lunchtime lecture with Bill Johnson - Pollinators: Beyond the Honey Bee

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Trough Gardens live demonstration (repeated every 20 minutes)

Saturday, May 7

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Plant sale and used garden book sale open to the public

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Container Design Station*

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Gardening Tips & Tricks Interactive Display

All day  Youth activity - botanical Mother's Day Card make & take

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Growing & Using Herbs live demonstration (repeated every 20 minutes)

10:30 a.m. - noon  Family Garden Grower Workshop - Kokedama String Gardens. Registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

1 - 2 p.m.  Lunchtime lecture with Dan Benarcik - Chanticleer: The Art of Gardening

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Building Garden Chairs live demonstration (repeated every 20 minutes)

Sunday, May 8  Mother's Day

Free admission for mothers through the generosity of Principal Financial Group

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Plant sale and used garden book sale open to the public

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Container Design Station*

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Gardening Tips & Tricks Interactive Display

All day  Youth activity - botanical Mother's Day Card make & take

*While supplies last

2016 Spring Garden Festival Sponsors

PREMIER

Country Landscapes, Inc.

Meredith Corporation

GOLD

Mary Kay and Doug Bruce

Kemin Industries, Inc.

Linda and Tom Koehn

SILVER

Margo and Don Blumenthal

Shayla and Joel From

Josephs Jewelers

MidAmerican Energy

Eloise and Norman Rinderknecht

Christine and Rob Sand

Cynde and Richard Schreiber

Mary and Tom Urban

Susan and Carl Voss

West Bank

BRONZE

Polly L. Clark, Pioneer Communications, Inc.

Ellen and Jim Hubbell

Kitchen Collage

Virginia and Nix Lauridsen

McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith, P.C.

Sarah and Sam O'Brien

SUPPORTER

Nancy Bone

Carolyn Lynner and Keith Thornton

Renee and Steven Schaaf

Deb Wiley and John Schmidt

IN-KIND

Airport Signs & Graphics

Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

Bella Flora

Chocolaterie Stam

Coca-Cola Atlantic Bottling Company

Doll Distributing

Fareway Stores, Inc.

Ivory House Photography

Johnson's Nursery, Inc.

Principal Financial Group

Sigler

Trellis Catering

Event Category: Plant & Bulb Sales

Event Schedule

  • May 5, 2016 06:00 PM–08:00 PM
  • May 6, 2016 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
  • May 7, 2016 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
  • May 8, 2016 10:00 AM–03:00 PM