21st Annual Festival of Flowers
Co-hosted by San Antonio Water System
Saturday, May 26 ▪ 9am-5pm
Austin Highway Event Center ▪ 1948 Austin Highway
INDOOR GARDEN MALL
Shop from a huge variety of exhibiting vendors selling landscape and gardening supplies, garden and garden-themed décor, artisan food products and Plants! Plants! Plants!
Carts and wagons are welcome or take advantage of the Plant & Package Checkroom.
Not all vendors take credit cards so bring cash and checks. ATM on site.
Create a Tropical Escape with Texas-tough, Texas Super-Star Plants.
Indulge in your love of Texas Native Plants without going “outside the lines” with your neighbors or HOA.
Click here for more information about our 2018 Saturday morning Seminars
Bob Webster hosts a panel of Texas organic and natural gardening experts. Informative and interactive. Bring your questions for the professionals to answer.
CITY-WIDE PLANT EXCHANGE
This year will be the 21st annual City-Wide Plant Exchange at the Festival of Flowers. It’s the largest plant exchange in Texas when more than 1,000 plants are traded every year between 9am and 3pm. After 3, left-over plants are sold at rock-bottom prices.
Click here for more information, along with guidelines and a few rules.
2018 DAYLILY SHOW
May is the peak time for Daylily blooms and members of the San Antonio Daylily Society will present their 4th Festival of Flowers show. Beautiful cut blooms will be on display. People visiting the show vote for their favorites. Society members will be selling daylilies to grow, and will be available to answer your questions.
FLORAL DESIGN CHALLENGE
10 creative flower arrangers—all members of San Antonio Garden Center.
Their challenge: create a design using only the flowers they first see when they arrive at the Festival of Flowers that morning—flowers donated by San Antonio Flower Co. You can vote for your favorite arrangement throughout the day, and one designer will be the victor. But during the day, they will be available to talk to you about the art of floral design, and how you can sign up for Garden Center’s Floral Design classes this fall and Spring, 2019.
Click here for more information about the Floral Design Challenge
Expert herb growers and chefs join forces to create herb-cooking demonstrations for sampling throughout the day. This talented group are members of the San Antonio Herb Market Association, who annually sponsor the San Antonio Herb Market in October, and Basil Fest each May.
Click here for more information about the San Antonio Herb Market Association.
PLANTS THAT THRIVE IN SAN ANTONIO
You must see them to believe that there are so many choices for gardening success in the San Antonio area.
Each year, veteran gardener Sir Oliver Smith assembles dozens of native and adapted plant specimens that home gardeners can count on to produce dazzling, water-saving and heat-tolerant landscape results. We all know him as “Smitty”, and he and his team of knowledgeable plant volunteers will be available all day to answer your questions.
Click here for more information about the Plants that Thrive in San Antonio exhibit.
PLANT & PACKAGE CHECK ROOM
Free service available for your convenience. The Checkroom is manned all day and your packages and plants—whether or purchased on traded in the Plant Exchange will be secure while you spend more time at FOF.
Meet your favorite hosts of San Antonio’s radio gardening show, including
Bob Webster, KTSA 6-9am
David Rodriguez and Bill Rhode, WOAI 7-10am
Drs. Calvin Finch and Jerry Parsons along with Milton Glueck, KLUP 2-4pm
Food and beverages available all day