UACES Facebook 2017 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show set to kick off this Friday

2017 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show set to kick off this Friday

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Feb. 22, 2017

Fast Facts:

  • 2017 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show kicks off at 10 a.m. this Friday
  • Tickets, schedule and more available at www.argardenshow.org
  • $10 for a single-day ticket; $15 for 3-day pass 

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LITTLE ROCK — The 2017 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, the state’s largest show dedicated to horticulture, landscaping and a wide variety of gardening aspects, will kick off at 10 a.m. this Friday at the Statehouse Convention Center, located in downtown Little Rock.                                                                                                                          

This year’s show will feature more than 100 vendors, speakers from around the country, and experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, who will be on hand to answer your questions about plant pathology, honey bees and more. 

The show runs Friday through Sunday. Doors open at 10 a.m. each day. Events at the show Friday begin with the Landscape Challenge at 10:30 a.m., pitting brothers Buddy and Chris Olsen against each other in a four-hour challenge to create two unique landscapes against similar backgrounds. Friday’s events will conclude with a live performance by musical act Wildflower Revue, from 5-7 p.m. 

For a complete schedule of events and other information about the 2017 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, visit www.argardenshow.org. Single-day tickets are $10; three-day passes are $15. Children 12 and younger get in free.  

 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Sebastian County Extension Office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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