Revised March 11, 2011
Congratulations to Steve Brining of Indianapolis and James O’Neill of Anderson for each winning two complimentary tickets to the 2011 Indiana Flower and Patio Show, which begins March 12 and ends March 20.
Thank you to all who entered. I hope you’ll come back and visit the Hoosier Gardener frequently.
The Hoosier Gardener, in conjunction with the Indiana Flower & Patio Show, is giving away two free tickets to the event. If you’d like to attend, you can register for the drawing for two free passes by leaving a comment at this posting, making sure to include your name and e-mail. The drawing will be at 8 p.m., March 9, 2011. The Hoosier Gardener will contact you by e-mail to find out where to mail the tickets. Only one entry per person, please. Good luck!
53rd Indiana Flower & Patio Show
Neighborhood Block Party is the theme of the 53rd annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show, which begins March 12. Inside the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ gigantic West Pavilion, more than 62,000 of the building’s 171,000 square feet — nearly one-third — will be devoted exclusively to the gardens.
The remainder of the West Pavilion will be filled with over 250 outdoor living experts, displays encompassing the latest and greatest in landscaping trends and products, and dozens of educational programs on the perennially popular Crumplex Stage Presented by Greendell Mulch & Mix.
“For 2011, we asked our landscape designers to select local neighborhoods or communities they would like to depict in their gardens,” said Donell Heberer Walton, executive director of locally owned-and-operated HSI Show Productions, Inc., producer of the Indiana Flower & Patio Show.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event runs from March 12 through March 20, 2011.
Admission: $12 adult; children 12 and under free. A $3-off coupon is available on the Web site, and in show advertising. Indian’sa Marsh Supermarket also have discount tickets. Tickets also can be purchased on-line , with buyers receiving a complimentary one-year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens. A special buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer is good Monday, March 14 through Thursday, March 17, after 6 p.m. Showgoers taking advantage of this offer must download the by-one-get-one coupon from the show’s Web site and present it at the box office in the West Pavilion.
Among the neighborhoods featured by the landscape designers:
- The Old Northside
- Garfield Park
- Village of West Clay
- the Monon Trail in Carmel
- Village of Zionsville
- Meridian Hills
- Downtown Wholesale District
- Broad Ripple
- Midtown District
- Canal District
- Stadium Village
- Eagle Creek
- Cottage Home
- Chatham Arch
- Fall Creek Place