Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Flower & Patio Show Opens This Weekend

The 53rd annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show begins Saturday (12 March) and runs through 20 March in the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis.

Hours are 10 am to 9 pm weekdays and Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday. General admission at the door is $12 (children 12 and under free).

Insider tip: Just 1000 visitors to the show will walk away with their very own “swag bag,” filled with all sorts of goodies. Want one? All you have to do is visit a show information booth inside the West Pavilion and say, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!” Each day during the nine-day show, the first 100 visitors to voice that phrase will lay claim to a swag bag. Another 100 bags will be distributed at random during the show’s run.

A preview of the show goes to those attending the "Noble Evening in the Garden" gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday (11 March). Proceeds benefit Noble of Indiana, which helps children and adults with developmental disabilities like Down syndrome and autism.

(Photo courtesy of Indiana Flower & Patio Show)

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