Vermont Business Magazine As producers of the Vermont Flower Show, the first priority of the VNLA/Green Works Board of Directors is the safety of all attendees, vendors, and volunteers who participate in our signature event, the Vermont Flower Show.
We have been examining the data on the COVID-19 pandemic and the emerging theme is no one knows for sure how long this virus will remain with us. In an effort to keep people safe as well as to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, we have made the decision to postpone the 2021 Vermont Flower Show, scheduled for February 27, 28, and March 1, 2021, to March 4-6, 2022.
Our show depends on hundreds of volunteers, sponsorships, and many donations, and this is not the right time for us to ask for this support during these trying financial times.
Although we are disappointed that we cannot bring our beloved show to life in 2021, and we know many of you will be too, we believe this is the right decision until we can all be certain that gathering in large groups will be safe again.
The Vermont Flower Show, in its 20th year, is quite unique among flower shows in the U.S. and we will be ready to usher in the Spring of 2022! VNLA members and associates build a 10,000 square foot themed landscaped display (equal to about an acre). A committee works on the design and we receive hundreds of donations of plants, time, materials and labor.
A group of volunteers then comes together for 3.5 days to build this display - quite a feat if you watch our time-lapse video: https://greenworksvermont.org/vermont-flower-show/. Along with the grand garden landscaped display, the show offers a wide variety of features and activities to choose from (see highlights below).
Highlights of the Vermont Flower Show include:
Grand Garden Display (over 10,000 s. ft.) filled with flowering bulbs, shrubs trees, and water features! See attached sketch for a sneak preview.
Local artists will be painting live in the Grand Garden Display.
Over 100 vendors related to the horticultural/gardening world.
Over 35 educational seminars and hands-on workshops on a variety of topics
Experts on-hand all 3 days to answer your gardening and landscaping questions.
Family Room with craft and planting activities all 3 days as well as scheduled entertainment.
An art gallery where you can view local artists’ work.
Local bookstore will offer a great selection of books to choose from.
The Federated Garden Clubs of VT display
VT Garden Railway Society – landscaped display with moving trains!
Plant Sale at the conclusion of the show on Sunday
The Vermont Flower Show is produced by the Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association (VNLA/Green Works), a non-profit statewide organization, dedicated to educating and increasing awareness of the growing industry of horticulture (wholesale and retail nurseries, greenhouses, retail garden centers and florists, designers, landscape and tree services).
The VNLA Board and Flower Show Committees work thousands of hours in creating a vibrant and colorful community-wide event that educates, entertains, and inspires.
We hope that you will all remain safe and healthy and we will plan to see everyone at the 2022 Vermont Flower Show!
For more information about the 2022 Vermont Flower Show, call (888) 518-6484
or visit the website at https://greenworksvermont.org/vermont-flower-show/
Source: N. Ferrisburgh, VT (May 27, 2020) – VNLA/Green Work