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Connecticut Flower & Garden Show Bus Trip!

January 06, 2015

with DIG IT! Magazine


Relax…. Sit back…. Leave the driving to us. Catch the DIG IT! Garden Bus on Thursday, February 19, for a long-awaited, spring-like excursion to the 34th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show.

Three acres of gardens and horticultural goodies will imbue visitors with this year’s theme: The Spirit of Spring.

The show boasts 18 display gardens, many with a focus on organic and low maintenance gardens, native plants and naturalistic design. About 150 marketplace vendors share over 300 booths with plants, garden ornaments, activities, books, seeds, and much more. You can even stow garden furniture under the bus!

And on Thursday, trip-takers will have nine seminars to choose from including headliner Mar Jennings, Emmy-nominated TV Host, best-selling author, and banker-turned life-style expert. Plus, free soil testing at the UConn Co-op booth! (Bring a ½ cup.)

The Federated Garden Clubs of CT presents their Advanced Standard Flower Show, Ports of Call . Their horticulture competition comprises of over 250 judged entries appear like a 12,000+ square foot garden.

Seminar Speakers:
Tom Mickey – America's Romance with the English Garden
Roger Swain – Vegetables That I Have Known & That You Will Love
Pamm Cooper & Carol Quish – Our Gardens, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Mar Jennings – Creating Casual Luxury in Your Home & Garden
Allison – Winter Interest in Your Garden
Bob Buettner – Floral Arranging
Rob Townsend – Water Garden Basics
Rich Howard – Daylilies
Dawn Pettinelli – Soils for Gardeners

Take time for lunch. The show’s food concession has everything: soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffee bar, hotdogs, pizza and more. Want Starbucks or Northern Italian? Step into the Marriott, connected to the Convention Center.

DATE: Thursday, February 19, 2015
GET THE BUS: Newton, NJ, (TBD) at 8:30 SHARP, and Greenville Fire House, Rt. 6 & Mountain Ave, Greenville, NY, at 9:00 SHARP
TIME:8:30 SHARP to approximately 8:00-8:30pm
COST: $75/person. Cost includes bus transportation, tip, show admission, seminars
REGISTER: Click here for Registration Form

What people say about DIG IT! Bus Trips:
Happy Holidays:
“I very much enjoyed our trip yesterday. Please put me on the mailing list for future DIG IT! events.” – Bill P

“The trip was totally enjoyable. Even though we knew only one person on board, we had a great time, with plenty of friendly conversation. And of course the venues were outstanding. Thanks for putting this together. – Pete H

“Trip on weds was wonderful.” – Alice C

Berkshire Blast:
"Thank you for organizing and leading such a wonderful trip to Massachusetts." -John D

"The planning of the trip was excellent. The pacing was perfect: there was exactly enough time to take in the beauty each location had to offer and they were different enough from each other to keep it interesting. Not only would I recommend this trip to my friends, I plan to both come on another one you'll offer soon and I also plan to return to the places to which you introduced me. Thank you for a lovely time, we all had a blast!" -Inge P

"I really enjoyed our trip over Tuesday and Wednesday! My head is spinning, and my mind is full of all the beautiful things that I saw and experienced during our tour. It was relaxing at the same time. You planned everything so well. Thank you for all that you do!" -Rosina vS

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show:
** Photos Courtesy of Laura Soll Public Relations

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