march, 2021

26marAll Day28Capital District Garden & Flower Show(All Day) Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180

Event Details

Capital District Garden & Flower Show

The Capital District Garden & Flower Show features full-scale gardens, creative floral exhibits, 50 hours of lectures and demonstrations, over 190 garden themed and outdoor living retail exhibits, and tastings from NYS wineries.

Please Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no service to this destination at this time.

Capital District Garden & Flower Show

One of the many beautiful floral exhibits that will be on display at this year’s showcase. | Photo from Capital District Garden & Flower Show

Enjoy the wonders of spring at the 34th edition of the annual Capital District Garden & Flower Show in Troy, NY! The annual floral showcase is returning to Hudson Valley Community College’s 60,000-square foot McDonough Sports Complex from Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Renowned for its full-scale landscape exhibits and creatively designed gardens, the Capital District Garden & Flower Show brings together local landscape professionals.The floral designers transform the arena into a backyard environment complete with shrubs, trees, flowers, ponds, waterfalls, retaining walls, sidewalks and lawns. The exhibits require months of planning and precise timing to force early blooms on thousands of flowers with breathtaking results.

The centerpiece of the show is the annual Floral Design Competition, which features approximately 100 amazing and amusing exhibits presented by area professional floral designers, garden club members and amateurs. First, second and third place winners in thirteen categories are selected by an expert panel of judges. Ribbons are awarded for Best of Show and Most Creative. Show attendees can vote for their favorite floral design.

Visitors at the show will have the opportunity to attend a variety of demonstrations, lectures and presentations from local and regional experts such as expert gardener and acclaimed author Tovah Martin. In 2019, speakers included Fred Bregalia of Landis Arboretum; Peter Bowden of Hewitt’s Garden Center; Suzanne Balet-Haight of Balet Flowers and Design; and educators and master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension. A complete list of seminars, lectures and demonstrations held during the three-day show will be available online in February on the event’s website.

“For 32 years, the Capital District Garden & Flower Show has marked the annual arrival of spring to upstate New York. We are excited to once again showcase an array of picturesque blooming exhibits. We want to inspire people to get outside, enjoy nature and imagine the possibilities for their own gardens during our 32nd annual show.”

— Pennie Gonzalez, Event Manager

Garden & Flower Show Highlights

• Over 16,000 square feet of fully blooming gardens
• A garden marketplace featuring over 190 outdoor living, garden themed retail exhibits, tools, patio furniture and many unique garden and craft items.
• Floral themed exhibits, lectures, workshops and educational booths.
• Wine, cider, and spirit tastings from ten New York State wineries
• Soil testing by Cornell Cooperative Extension for a minimum donation
• Concessions from Garden Cafe

Garden & Flower Show Tickets

Although the event is cancelled for the 2020 year, tickets will be available for the 2021 event in November. The 2021 event will be held from March 26-28. Tickets for this floral spectacular are $14 at the door; children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Discount advance tickets are available online for $12. A two-day admission pass is $22. Limit one discount per admission. Parking is free.

Partial proceeds from the Garden & Flower Show benefit Wildwood Programs, which is celebrating 52 years of serving individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, complex learning disabilities and autism.

Take Amtrak to the Capital District Garden & Flower Show

Witness these beautiful floral exhibits and more via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany-Rensselaer—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany-Rensselaer office today at: 518-427-3893.


march 26 (Friday) - 28 (Sunday)


Hudson Valley Community College

80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180