Maine Flower Show 2017: Save the Date!

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The Maine Flower Show: March 29th-April 2nd, 2017

We are excited to announce that the inaugural Maine Flower Show will be held at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine from Wednesday, March 29th through Sunday, April 2nd, 2017.  The Maine Landscape and Nursery Association (MELNA) has organized and engaged hundreds of its members and volunteers to provide Maine with the best flower show ever!

Maine Flower Show
Photo by David White, Goodall Landscaping

The new Maine Flower Show promises to be an exciting and visually over-the-top experience. The show will feature 16 display gardens and 100 exhibits of plants, hardscape, arbor and garden supplies, and all things relative to outdoor landscaping and living. There will be many wonderful opportunities to learn something new at any one of the educational workshops or demonstrations, staffed by the most knowledgeable and experienced speakers and instructors in the industry.

MELNA has selected the Good Shepherd Food Bank to receive proceeds from the Maine Flower Show Premiere event, scheduled on March 29th, and hopes to make a $10,000 donation to this worthy charity.

Any remaining show profits will be utilized by MELNA (a non-profit trade association) to further its mission of education, including college scholarships and certification programs, promotion of Maine’s horticulture industry, and legislative advocacy for Maine’s small green businesses.

Tickets will be on sale soon! If you’d like to be the first to know about tickets sales and early-bird pricing, please subscribe to our events on Facebook. We are hoping to grow this into a really amazing event, so please spread the news and invite your friends and family.

17 thoughts on “Maine Flower Show 2017: Save the Date!

      1. I really could use a phone number to talk to someone with questions on how to acquire tickets in advance. I have no way to print tickets after purchasing on line. Thank you.. Whitney 207-934-8512

        1. Hi Whitney, thanks for writing! You actually can purchase your tickets online and you don’t need to print them at all! We will have an electronic record of your ticket. Here’s the link to purchase: Maine Flower Show Tickets

        2. Hi Whitney, since we spoke on the phone earlier today, here is the info you requested:

          Premiere tickets are only available online. I’m not sure if you’ve already purchased them, but here is the link: Maine Flower Show Tickets

          Paper tickets for general admission to the rest of the weekend can be purchased at these local garden centers:

          Skillins
          Estabrooks
          Allen, Sterling & Lothrop
          Broadway Gardens
          O’Donal’s
          Plants Unlimited
          Longfellow’s

    1. Hi Laurie, thanks for writing. Here are the official hours:

      Wednesday Evening – Opening Night Premiere! 6:30 – 9pm.

      Thursday, March 30th, 2017 – 10am – 6pm – SENIORS DAY
      Friday, March 31st, 2017 – 10am – 7pm We honor VETERANS
      Saturday, April 1st, 2017 – 10am – 7pm
      Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 10am – 5pm

  1. Is thursday the only day seniors can pay 8$? My mom is soo looking forward to this,, we can only go on friday,, which happens to be her birthday,,, she is senior citizen,, but cannot go if its full price,,, also is food available for purchase?

    1. Yes, our official senior day when the discount is available is Thursday. Food will be available to purchase from several vendors.

    1. Hi there,

      We don’t have specific activities for children this year but we are always looking for suggestions for next year! We are giving away mystery seed packets to plant a pollinator garden so that makes a nice activity when you get home. Hope this helps and hope to see you at the show.

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