The 10 Most Amazing Flower Shows Around the World Andrew F. Kazmierski /

The 10 Most Amazing Flower Shows Around the World

Nothing says spring better than brightly colored flowers, elaborate gardens and one-of-a-kind landscapes. What better place to find all of these things than one of the 10 most amazing flower shows around the world. From the West Coast of the USA to Hong Kong to Australia; these shows and festivals offer more than just flowers to gaze at. Breathtaking floral displays, intricately designed gardens and fun for the whole family await all visitors. Throw in a few A-list celebrities and you will be thinking twice about calling these shows boring. Discover what makes these 10 shows the best of the best in flowers and more around the world.

10. Canada Blooms, Toronto

The largest flower show in the country attracts about 200,000 people each year. This 10 day festival focuses on enhancing and promoting the awareness of horticulture by featuring the best designs, products, and services of amateur and professional participants. In English, this means that visitors will take in elaborate floral arrangements, stunning displays and gardens that will knock your socks off. Each year a different theme is put forth and participants are encouraged to show their creativity. Not just anyone can enter this show though, contenders must put in an entry months beforehand. This show is dedicated to displaying the best Canadian gardening and design, and even though it has only been around since 1997, this show is truly one of the best in the world.

9. San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, California

This flower and garden show has been running since 1985 and every year it keeps getting better. Northern California is known to focus much of its attention on sustainable and green practices and this show is no different. Along with full-sized designer showcase gardens and hundreds of floral displays there is a full range of free seminars, exhibits and demonstrations. There is a big focus on recycling and organic practices at this show in recent years and experts are always on hand to lend out tips and advice. This show also offers something for the kids, a special pollinator pavilion where kids can learn firsthand how to make a bee hotel, create gardens for butterflies and read all about insects. This west coast show is truly the whole package and be prepared not to leave empty handed.

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