Festival of Flowers: Zen Gardens
The 30th annual Festival of Flowers, sponsored by James B. Donaghey Mechanical Contractors Inc., will proudly showcase gardens of Japanese influence by Lead Designer, Dale Speetjens of Shipshape Urban Farms. You will feel led into a new space as you enter the Torii gates and glimpse Mount Fuji in a mural created by The Nest of Mobile. Continue to stroll through a tranquil bamboo forest to six locally landscaped gardens that demonstrate the historical evolution of Japanese gardening, beginning with the Heian period, through its continuous impact on modern landscape design, with each space complementing the other. A constructed tea house will float on a peaceful pond enhanced by raised flowers and plants. Find balance as you gaze at a center zen garden that represents unspoiled nature viewed differently from many focal points throughout the show amid floral geisha and warrior masks sculpted by our areas most talented designers.
Produced by the Ascension Providence Foundation, the 2023 Festival of Flowers will inspire and nurture the gardener in all of us. Recognized for over a decade as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Festival of Flowers continues the tradition of delighting and educating visitors of all ages. March 23-26, come celebrate with us and Feel the Zen!
Features of the 2023 Festival:
Life-Size Landscaped Gardens Stroll through gardens by regionally acclaimed landscape architects and garden designers
World of Flowers Fresh-cut flora from around the globe
Designscapes Fashionable entertaining for any affair
Floral Expressions Japanese-inspired Floral Geisha and Warrior Masks
Art in the Garden by notable featured artist, Kate Seawell
Photography Contestant display of floral images
Childrens Activities interactive and educational
Seminars and Demonstrations
Garden Market vendors from around the country
Garden Café open daily from 11:00-2:00
Friday: Flowers After Hours 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturday: Exotic Car Show 9:00-11:00 am & Band Party 2:00-4:00 pm
Sunday: Family Fun Day
Free and convenient parking; designated tour bus and handicapped parking
Festival proceeds will be used to purchase a Jackson Spinal Table for the Surgical Department of Ascension Providence Hospital
Prices vary. See the event website for details.
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- 03/24/2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- 03/25/2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- 03/26/2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM