Catch the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show in San Mateo

Garden fanatics unite! Stroll through gorgeous designer gardens, with artfully arranged plants, trees, and flowers in full bloom at the 2016 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show on March 16 – 20, 2016, steps from Bay Meadows at the San Mateo Event Center. The show will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with gardens, flowers, seminars, workshops, kids’ activities, garden gourmets, and great opportunities to shop for all things garden.

‘When this show comes into town I take all my family. The vendors, food, and atmosphere is great. I love that they have food and wine while I am dreaming of my perfect back yard.’ – Randy A., Yelp

Discover how to create your own remarkable garden with hands-on demonstrations and inspiring seminars. The show provides a full range of free seminars, exhibits, and demonstrations provide continuous opportunities to learn about landscaping, gardening, growing and preparing garden-fresh food, designing with flowers, and creating fantastic garden spaces in your home, school, and community. Explore the seminars at a glance and plan out your week.


Don’t miss Edible and Beautiful Floral Arrangements on March 20th with Bay Meadows’ DIG IT partners at The Homestead Design Collective! If you love gardening and want to learn more, join Bay Meadows for our FREE community gardening class at Persimmon Park the 1st Saturday of the month from 1-2pm.

March 20th (10:30am) Althea Harampolis and Stefani Bittner – Co-owners, The Homestead Design Collective

The Gardens are the heart of the show and generally align with a theme that is selected for the entire show for the year. Discovery is the theme of this year’s show…discovery of new, sustainable floral design techniques…discovery of new and improved cut flowers and botanicals…discovery of innovative ideas and techniques.

image credit: SF Flower and Garden Show

image credit: SF Flower and Garden Show

When you first visit a world-class flower and garden show, you will be surprised by the size and magnificence of the garden landscaping, using 1,200 cubic yards of sawdust and mulch for the gardens and 280,000 pounds of rock. Planning for them begins many months before the show opens with garden creators applying for space by submitting a concept and drawing of their proposed garden almost a year in advance of the show.

If you adore the gardening world you won’t want to miss this show! You can buy tickets ahead of time online or at your local retailer, or, purchase them at the door the day you attend. All regular seminars and workshops are included in the price of admission.

Bay Meadows is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of green space to enjoy all year long. Whether its growing your own vegetables in a gorgeous community garden with our resident gardener, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce and beers, or checking out Dig It every first Saturday of the month. There’s no shortage of green space to explore.