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            Massachusetts Horticultural Society Lecture – Topic Coming Soon!

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, Senior Editor, Fine Gardening Magazine

2:30 PM         Kitchen Herb Gardening
                                Jean Anderson, Garden Coach, Garden Sense

3:30 PM            Massachusetts Horticultural Society Lecture – Topic Coming Soon!


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           Massachusetts Horticultural Society Lecture – Topic Coming Soon!

2:30 PM           25 Fabulous Roses
                                Mike & Angelina Chute, Owners, RoseSolutions


Saturday, March 14 

10:30 AM         Planting the Northeast Garden
                                Andrew Keys, Author, Planting the Northeast Garden

11:30 AM          Massachusetts Horticultural Society Lecture: Fairy Houses in the Garden
                                Tracy Kane, Artist & Fairy House Expert             

12:30 AM         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

3:30 PM           Creating a Bio-Dynamic Homestead
                                Christopher Keohane, Owner, Northshore Organics


Sunday, March 15 

11:30 AM         Local Blooms for Local Brides
                               Trish Wesley Umbrell, Natick Community Organic Farm                               

12:30 PM        The Downsized Garden: ExceptionalPlants and Design Solutions for Aging and Time-Pressed Gardeners
                               Kerry Ann Mendez, Owner, Perennially Yours

1:30 PM          Massachusetts Horticultural Society Lecture – Topic Coming Soon!

3:30 PM          The Basics of Rose Growing
                               Irwin Ehrenreich, The Rose Man