Lectures & Demos


Garden writers, specialty plant experts, landscape professionals, master gardeners, local chefs and the Show’s talented exhibitors shared their expertise at the 2015 Boston Flower & Garden Show in a full program of daily lectures, how-to demos, floral arranging workshops, and cooking demonstrations.

Special thanks to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the Cass School of Floral Design.

Here’s a preview of some of our 2015 offerings – more to come!


Wednesday, March 11


11:30 AM Gardening is Murder: A Hilarious Look at Gardening from a Husband’s
Point of View
Neal Sanders, The Principal Undergardener
12:30 PM Celebrity Pots
Deborah Trickett, Owner, The Captured Garden
1:30 PM Edible Landscapes for Health, Habitat, Families & the Future
John Forti, Director of Horticulture & Education, Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Presented by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
2:30 PM The Magic of Spring Bulbs
Betty Sanders, Garden Lecturer & Master Gardener
3:30 PM Hip, Hip Hydrangeas
Andi Ross, Landscape Designer & Garden Coach

Thursday, March 12


12:30 PM Diagnosing Your Veggie Problems
Danielle Sherry, Sr. Editor, Fine Gardening Magazine
2:30 PM Kitchen Herb Gardening
Jean Andersen, Garden Sense
3:30 PM Secrets for Gardeners: Understanding How Plants Grow
Judith Sumner, Botanist, Educator and Garden Writer
Presented by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Friday, March 13


11:30 AM Passion for Peonies
Kathleen Gagan, Owner, Peony’s Envy
12:30 PM Herbs, Greens & Aromatics
Ellen Ecker Ogden, Garden Writer
1:30 PM Gardening with a Generous Nature
Kristin Green, Interpretive Horticulturist, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
2:30 PM 25 Fabulous Roses
Mike & Angelina Chute, Owners, RoseSolutions
3:30 PM Fairy Houses in the Garden
Tracy Kane, Author & Illustrator
Presented by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Saturday, March 14


10:30 AM Planting the Northeast Garden
Andrew Keys, Author, Planting the Northeast Garden
11:30 AM Fairy Houses in the Garden
Tracy Kane, Artist & Fairy House Expert
Presented by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
12:30 PM Express Yourself: Cultivating Garden Style
Rochelle Graeyer, Author, Cultivating Garden Style and Founder/Editor, Pith + Vigor magazine
1:30 PM Coffee for Roses: Myths, Lies & All the Latest Dirt
C.L. Fornari, Garden Writer & Radio Host
2:30 PM Fairy Houses in the Garden
Tracy Kane, Artist & Fairy House Expert
Presented by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
3:30 PM Creating a Bio-Dynamic Homestead
Christopher Keohane, Owner, Northshore Organics

Sunday, March 15


10:30 AM Heirloom Seeds
Ken Greene, Founder, Hudson Valley Seed Library
11:30 AM Local Blooms for Local Brides
Trish Wesley Umbrell, Natick Community Organic Farm
12:30 PM The Downsized Garden: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Aging
and Time-Pressed Gardeners

Kerry Ann Mendez, Owner, Perennially Yours
1:30 PM Passing Along the Passion: Sowing the Seeds for Lifelong Horticultural
Appreciation

Wayne Mezitt, MassHort Board Chair & Weston Nurseries
Presented by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
2:30 PM The Ten Worst Weeds and What You Can Do About Them
Carol Stocker, Boston Globe & Design New England
3:30 PM The Basics of Rose Growing
Irwin Ehrenreich, The Rose Man