Calendar of Gardening Events for February

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Each Sunday in February — Port Logan, Scotland

Snowdrop Festival

Explore the mild climate of the Logan Botanic Garden  at the south-western tip of Scotland for snowdrops and sights of new life. Open February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 10:00 until 16:00. No booking required. Adult £3.50, concessions £3, child £1, family £8.


February 9th – 12th — Richmond, Virginia

Maymont Flower & Garden Show

The latest in horticulture, gardens, and a marketplace filled with goodies that will have you dreaming of spring. Learn more at seminars including those by  Master Gardener Rebecca Kolls  and Peggy Cornett, the Curator of Plants at Monticello.  Greater Richmond Convention Center, Thursday 1pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday, 11am – 9pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm. Adults  $10, Kids 12-17 $6. Check online for 2-for-1 offer.

February 10th -12th —  Nashville, Tennessee

Antiques and Garden Show

Horticulture booths featuring architectural elements for the house and garden, exquisite garden-related furnishings, orchids, unusual plant material and whimsical accessories. Suzanne Rheinstein, Garden Lecturer, will speak Friday at 1pm (additional cost). Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm, Nashville Convention Center. $15 at the door and $12 in advance.


February 11th – 19th  —  Denver, Colorado

Colorado Garden & Home Show

The Colorado Convention Center transforms into more than an acre of professionally landscaped gardens. 50 FREE educational seminars and how-to demonstrations for cutting edge gardening and home improvement ideas.   Check the website for daily hours.  Admission $12, Seniors (at the door) $10, children under 12, free.

February 13th —  Saltash, Cornwall

BBC Gardeners’ Question Time Recording

The radio programmes are hosted by various groups, mainly gardening clubs and horticultural societies, and it’s the group that is responsible for the distribution of the tickets. This recording will take place at Community School, Wearde Rd., Saltash PL12 4AY. Doors open 5.30pm. Record starts 6.30pm.Tickets cost £2.50. Contact: Lynher View Allotment Association Ken Walsley. T: 01752 843 432.


February 14th & 15th —  London

RHS Plant and Design Show

Some of the UK’s best nurseries show a spectacular array of spring flowering plants to tempt inspired gardeners; garden accessories, books and tools will be available to buy from specialist shopping stands. Visitors will also be able to ‘ask the experts’ and pick up top tips about garden design. RHS Horticultural Halls, Greycoat Street and Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE. Free for RHS members, £5 for non-members.


February 16th – April 29th —  Montreal

Butterflies Go Free

Come to the Montreal Botanical Garden to talk to nature interpreters and admire over 2,000 butterflies and moths flitting about in the two Botanical Garden greenhouses. 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal. Check website for hours and prices.

February 17th – 19th —  Allen, Texas

Allen Home and Garden Show

Remodeling, building, gardens and landscaping in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Speakers include Donna Moss, host of HGTV’s “Donna Decorates Dallas”. Allen Events Center,200 E. Stacy Rd. Allen, Texas 75002.    Friday 2pm – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm.  Adults, $9.50, Seniors, $7 under 16s free.


February 18th & 19th —  Sydney

Pool, Spa and Outdoor Living Expo 

Held at the Rosehill Gardens Event Centre – Rosehill Racecourse, each day from 9am – 5pm. Adults $15, concession $10, under 16s free.  



February 18th – 26th — Toyko

Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival 2012

Everything orchids at the Toyko Dome:  display of Orchids by Wives of Ambassadors, the World of Koichi Ejiri, Photographer Takashi Kijima, Aquarium Exhibit by Okinawa Churaumi, Orchid World by Shogo Kariyazaki, Orchid Grower’s Contest, and more. Open 10am – 5:30pm. Adults ¥2,000. Evening Ticket ¥1,500 (after 3 p.m) sold only on the day. Children free.


February 20th —  Bedford, UK

BBC Gardeners’ Question Time Recording

The radio programmes are hosted by various groups, mainly gardening clubs and horticultural societies, and it’s the group that is responsible for the distribution of the tickets. This recording will take place at Haynes Village Hall, Northwood End Rd., Haynes, Bedford, MK45 3QB. Doors open 5.30pm. Record starts 6.30pm, Tickets cost £2.50. Contact


February 22nd – 26th — Portland, Oregon

65th Annual Portland Home & Garden Show

Come to the Portland Expo Center to see the best of gardens, window, roofing and siding remodelers, and home security experts and top real estate agents.  Wednesday and Thursday  11am – 8pm, Friday 11am – 8pm, Saturday  10am – 8pm, Sunday: 10am – 6pm. General Admission  $10.00, under 12s free.  


February 24th – 26th — San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio Home Show

Over 400 exhibits of home, gardens, landscapes & water features at the Alamodome. Meet San Antonio’s finest Builders and Remodelers, and HGTV hosts Bob Guiney and Donna Moss. Friday 2pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm. Adults, $9.00, Seniors, $5.00, under 16s free.  


February 24th – 26th — Melbourne

Better Homes and Gardens LIVE! 

Better Homes and Gardens at the Royal Exhibition Building. Speakers include Graham Ross and the Garden Clinic, Tara Dennis, ‘Fast’ Ed, Karen Martini, Jason Hodges, Rob Palmer and Johanna Griggs. Doors each day 10am – 5pm. Adults $15 in advance / $20 at the door, under 16s free. Check website for 2-for-1 deals.



February 24th – 26th– Augusta, Georgia

Augusta Home and Garden Show

The James Brown Arena plays host to garden exhibits, arts, crafts and shopping. Seakers include Paul Brown from Discovery’s “Auction Kings” and Roger Hazard from A&E’s “Sell This House”. Open Friday 2pm – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm.  Adults $7.50, 14-16 $3.00, under 13s free.   



March 2nd – 4th — Atlantic City, New Jersey

New Jersey Home and Garden Show

Remodeling and building experts, gardens and landscapes, sunrooms and patios, plus Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of HGTV’s “Kitchen Cousins” . Atlantic City Convention Center, One Miss America Way. Friday 2pm- 7pm, Saturday  10pm- 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm. Adults $6.50, Seniors $5.00, under 16s free.  

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