2015 Events

Welcome to the 2015 Cincinnati Flower Show.

 

This year’s event promises to be better than ever at our new location at Yeatman’s Cove along the banks of the Ohio River. There is something for everyone. Enjoy spectacular garden and floral exhibits created by the region’s most talented and creative professionals,  landscapers, floral designers and amateur gardeners.  Plus attend fascinating lectures and special events with our celebrity guests. Be sure to look for the informative presentations by the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden staff from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm every day.

 

The show will feature our signature floral displays and some exciting new exhibits, including thrilling horticultural pavilions, urban spaces, and the always-popular dramatic table settings. Additionally, creative and unique container gardens, brimming and beautiful window boxes, and a fabulous marketplace will provide innovative ideas to all attendees looking to transform their own yards and gardens.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event.
 
Sincerely,
 
J.W.  Fleckenstein 
Cincinnati Flower Show Director

 

2015 Event Details

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

 

Opening Night Gala – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of beautiful gardens, cocktails and a gourmet seated dinner. Be among the first to “Celebrate Cincinnati,” and the return of the Flower Show in its new location at Yeatman’s Cove along the banks of the Ohio River in Downtown Cincinnati. Click here for Gala details and tickets.  Advance reservations required. Includes Flower Show admission


 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

Opening Day

Enjoy spectacular garden and floral exhibits including grand marquee gardens, urban spaces, and the always-popular dramatic table settings. Be sure to look for the fascinating presentations by the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden staff  from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

General Admission:

-10:00 am Gates Open

-7:00 pm Gates Close

 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

 

Children’s Potting Program 

The Cincinnati Horticultural Society provides the opportunity for area schools to educate, inspire and enrich the knowledge of their students at the Cincinnati Flower Show. Students can explore the Flower Show horticultural exhibits guided by experts in the field followed by a series of fun, interactive activities designed help students appreciate the role of nature in their lives. More information is available on the Cincinnati Horticultural Society website.

 

 

Special Event – Ask the Experts Box Luncheon – 12:00 noon

The Flower Show is honored to present our Experts, Bill Hendrick, Klyn Nursuries, Inc. and John Elsley, widely known for his contributions in plant development.  Both men are giants in the industry. We promise you will never have a more fascinating and informative lunch.  Click here for more information and to buy ticketsAdvance reservations required. Includes Flower Show admission

 

General Admission:

-9:00 am Gates Open

-7:00 pm Gates Close

 

 

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Friday, April 17, 2015

 

Fine Food Show – All Day

What a fun adventure for the food enthusiast!
The Fine Food Show is a fantastic opportunity to sample and purchase a variety of new and interesting foods. We have selected the finest local and regional vendors including many from our own Findlay Market. Visit our “Findlay Market” kitchen featuring daily demonstrations. Click here for all the details.
Admission to the Fine Food Show is included with Flower Show admission.

 

Amateur Flower Show – All Day

The Amateur Flower Show, Cincinnati “Bouquets”, is a Flower Show favorite where visitors can see amazing specimens from the area’s most gifted amateur gardeners. Presented by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs for Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Brown Counties.  Admission to the Amateur Flower Show is included with Flower Show admission.

 

Special Event – Ladies Day – 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Welcome the arrival of spring with a Ladies Day “Picnic in the Park” where you can enjoy great food, inspiring floral displays, shopping, and an informative and entertaining talk given by P. Allen Smith. Make a day of it with your friends, your garden club, or even come alone if you’d prefer. Click here to see the full schedule and to buy ticketsAdvance reservations required. Includes Flower Show admission

 

 

Special Event – Spring Fling – 7:00 -12:00 pm

Get your weekend and spring started the right way at Spring Fling 2015. Featuring live music by the Naked Karate Girls and an array of great food and drinks. The party starts at 7 p.m. and rocks on until midnight. This signature event is always a sellout so get your tickets early and join the fun! Click here for more information and to buy ticketsAdvance reservations required. Includes Flower Show admission and four drink tickets for beer or wine.

 

 

General Admission:

-9:00 am Gates Open

-7:00 pm Gates Close

 

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

 

Fine Food Show – All Day

What a fun adventure for the food enthusiast!
The Fine Food Show is a fantastic opportunity to sample and purchase a variety of new and interesting foods. We have selected the finest local and regional vendors including many from our own Findlay Market. Visit our “Findlay Market” kitchen featuring daily demonstrations. Click here for all the details.
Admission to the Fine Food Show is included with Flower Show admission

 

Amateur Flower Show – All Day

The Amateur Flower Show, Cincinnati “Bouquets”, is a Flower Show favorite where visitors can see amazing specimens from the area’s most gifted amateur gardeners. Presented by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs for Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Brown Counties.  Admission to the Amateur Flower Show is included with Flower Show admission.

 

Special Event – Proven Winners Day – 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Learn from a panel of experts! P. Allen Smith, Jack Barnwell and Jon Carloftis and more will share their collective knowledge with you at lectures throughout the day. Click here for the complete schedule and to buy tickets.  Advance reservations required. Includes Flower Show admission.

 

 

Special Event – Bourbon Tasting – 7:00 -10:00 pm

Join us for THE bourbon party of the season. Chief Operating Officer of Maker’s Mark and 8th generation Bourbon distiller Rob Samuels, Cincinnati’s favorite mixologist Molly Wellmann and nationally-known garden expert Jon Carloftis bring you an evening of special Maker’s Mark cocktails and bourbon tasting blended with the perfect food and music. Don’t miss this first-time event!  Click here for all the details and to buy tickets.  Advance reservations required. Includes Flower Show admission.

 

 

General Admission –

-9:00 am Gates Open

-7:00 Gates Close

 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

 

Family Day- All Day

Bring the whole family to enjoy all the show has to offer on the final day of the event.

 

Fine Food Show – All Day

What a fun adventure for the food enthusiast!
The Fine Food Show is a fantastic opportunity to sample and purchase a variety of new and interesting foods. We have selected the finest local and regional vendors including many from our own Findlay Market. Visit our “Findlay Market” kitchen featuring daily demonstrations. On Sunday, Rob Rainford, celebrity chef, author and TV host, will be our special guest at the Fine Food Show. You can hear his presentation, “A Grilling Adventure” at 1:00 pm and get him to sign your book at 3:00 pm. It is said that Rob makes fire dance and food sing, with smoky deliciousness!  Click here for all the details.  Admission to the Fine Food Show is included with Flower Show admission

 

Amateur Flower Show – All Day

The Amateur Flower Show, Cincinnati “Bouquets”, is a Flower Show favorite where visitors can see amazing specimens from the area’s most gifted amateur gardeners. Presented by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs for Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Brown Counties.  Admission to the Amateur Flower Show is included with Flower Show admission.

 

 

Special Event: English Afternoon Tea – 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Celebrating mothers, daughters and tea enthusiasts of all kinds!

 

Join us for this cherished Flower Show tradition.  Enjoy a charming afternoon tea amidst the breathtaking setting of the Flower Show gardens. Savor delicious tea sandwiches, sweets and scones and sip delightful varieties of tea from Cincinnati’s very own – The BonBonerie Fine Pasteries and Churchill’s Fine Teas. Meet our magical Mary Poppins and enjoy a guest performance of show tunes by the venerable Cincinnati Opera. This will be an elegant, yet child-friendly tea, and we encourage people of all ages to attend. So don your finest tea party wear, grab your hats, and join us!  Click here for more information.  Advance reservations required. Includes Flower Show admission

 

 

Special Event: Backyard BBQ with Rob Rainford – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Let Rob Rainford make your dinner at a lively and casual Backyard BBQ.  Plan to be entertained by Rob while he masters the grill creating some of his favorite specialties. He’ll start with mouthwatering meats provided by “The Butchers of Findlay Market” and finish with a delectable entree. So prepare to “wow” your taste buds while enjoying live music with “Anna and Milovan” and mingling with old and new friends alike. “Anna and Milovan” are known as the best father-daughter accoustic duet in Cincinnati recently joined by Anna’s husband, Luke. Advance reservations are required for this special event. Tickets are $40 and includes Flower Show admission. Alcoholic beverages will be available but not included in the ticket price

 

General Admission

-9:00 am Gates Open

-6:00 pm Gates Close

 

 

After-Show Plant Sale – 6:00 pm

Purchase your favorite plants and displays after the show closes. Great deals to be had. Admission free after 6:pm

 

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You may purchase general admission or event tickets online on the Ticket page, or call (866) 568-5189.