Flower and Patio Show helps bring in spring

Annual show set to open March 11


The Indiana Flower + Patio Show returns for its 65th year! One of the oldest and most successful flower shows in the U.S. features showcase gardens crafted by many of Indiana’s premier landscapers, hundreds of finer outdoor living experts and thousands of ideas, solutions and products to take home.

WHEN: 9 days: Saturday, March 11 through Sunday, March 19, 2023

WHERE: Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center – West Pavilion and Exposition Hall

Indianapolis Landscape Association Feature Gardens
The Indianapolis Landscape Association is proud to present the Feature Gardens for this year’s Flower + Patio Show! Both West Pavilion and Expo Hall are brimming with color — from gorgeous greens to beautiful blues and everything in between. The area’s top landscape professionals have a variety of affordable to big-budget options for your next garden or backyard project.

Contributing landscapers are: Above and Beyond Companies, BLC Outdoor Services, Copper Canyon Landscape, E&M Landscape and Design, Elsie’s Flower Shoppe, Emerald Meadows Landscaping, Franklin Brothers Landscape LLC, Grok Landscapes by Design, JMT Landscape Group, Ladd Scape, Lakeshore Hardscapes, Lejendary Landscape, Livin’ Green Landscaping, McNamara Florist, Moran’s Lawn Care, Plant Studio Landscape, Precision Outdoors, Sales Landscapes LLC and Seacat Landscaping.

More Growth at The Plant Market

After winter’s chill begins to thaw, the Plant Market is the best place to be to get a sneak peek at all the sights and scents of the upcoming spring season. One of the most popular features at the Flower + Patio Show, the Plant Market has everything from fresh flowers and plants to gardening supplies right at your fingertips. And you can’t miss it — it’s right at the entrance of West Pavilion.

Escape into the Wild with Woolywagons
Woolywagons are back! Owner Colby Pringle is bringing these tiny homes back to the Flower + Patio Show, showing visitors a customized take on tiny homes that mix old-time charm and modern convenience. Come check out the Woolywagons for the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

Deck Wars
It’s time to see who can build the most dynamite deck in the Deck Wars competition, sponsored by Trex, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products! Four top decking contractors from Central Indiana duke it out in real time — designing and building one-of-a-kind decks. Each builder gets a 20×20-foot space in Expo Hall, and Flower + Patio Show attendees choose the LUCKY winner, decided on Friday, March 17!

Get Bloomin’ Excited

Floral professionals get you inspired and excited about everything that blooms! Appearing on the Oberfields Outdoor Living Stage, the designers present the ins and outs of practical terrariums; fun with florals for kids; baby shower decorating ideas; tips for arranging your own flowers at home; and bridal bouquets for the modern bride. There’s blooming fun to be had by all!

The Masters of the Garden

Ready to dig in to all your gardening questions are the Purdue Master Gardeners! The Purdue Master Gardener Program trains gardening enthusiasts as volunteers to assist Purdue Extension with home horticulture education in communities throughout Indiana. Have a lawn problem? A dirt drama? Bring them to the Masters!

Green Living with The Hoosier Gardener
Explore some of the everyday practices that help us protect our environment with Hoosier Gardener Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp! Writing and speaking about natural gardening for more than 25 years, Jo Ellen has all kinds of “dirty” secrets. She’ll share them with you when she appears at the Flower + Patio Show on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 19!

Dig in with Heath Outdoor
Heath Outdoor is a full-service landscaping company specializing in designing, building and maintaining new outdoor living areas. And this Spring, they are opening a brand-new garden center — Digs. Part of The Yard at North Mass, Digs sells shrubs, perennials, annuals, mulch, soil, tools and much more to help with your garden projects. And Heath Outdoor is giving Flower + Patio Show attendees a chance to Dig into this new feature!

Flower Arranging for All
Ever wanted to learn how to arrange flowers but have no idea where to start? Now’s your chance to take a class with local certified Agriculture Educator Kayla Meyer, owner of Veggie and Vine. Combining her passion for agriculture and the beauty it provides, Kayla loves to offer educational flower arrangement classes to those looking to learn and have fun! Make sure to check out a class with Kayla while at the Flower + Patio Show!

Build Your Own Terrarium

As you get ready for spring, what better way than to help something grow with your own DIY Terrarium Kit from Abby’s Garden Parties?! Using Abby as your plant expert and guide, Flower + Patio Show attendees start with the succulent of their choice and can choose from a variety of decorations and accessories to create their own terrarium to treasure. Make sure to pop in and build a terrarium with Abby!

Water, Water Everywhere

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Want a simple introduction to this amazing way to garden? Bill Brown presents Brendun Farms Hydroponics on stage at the Flower + Patio Show!

Blooming Sale!
Spot something in an Indiana Flower + Patio Show garden you can’t live without? Almost all plant materials, hardscapes, structures and decorative pieces used to create the magnificent gardens at this year’s event are available at our annual Blooming Sale — on the final Sunday of the show, March 19 at 5 p.m.!

Oberfields Tulip Tavern
Need a place to rest and recharge during your visit to the Flower + Patio Show? Visit the Oberfields Tulip Tavern in West Pavilion. Designed and constructed by Lakeshore Hardscapes, the full-service tavern invites show attendees to enjoy a variety of craft beers, domestics, wine and spirits in a unique patio setting.

Hero Day – Friday, March 17
Pay honor and tribute to all our heroes on Hero Day, Friday, March 17! All active military, veterans, police and fire personnel get FREE ADMISSION for the day, plus FREE PARKING at the State Fairgrounds. Just bring a valid ID and come enjoy the Flower + Patio Show for the day!

Noble Evening in the Garden
This preview gala to the Indiana Flower + Patio Show began in 1997. It takes place on Friday, March 10, featuring house favorites from Indianapolis’s top restaurants, live entertainment, silent and live auctions and more. Don’t miss this exciting preview, set among the fabulous gardens at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Noble Evening in the Garden is presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis and hosted by the Noble Auxiliary, with all proceeds from the event benefitting Noble of Indiana.

Saturdays 3/11, 3/18 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays 3/12, 3/19 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday 3/13-3/15 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 3/16-3/17 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

TICKETS: $15 – Adult FREE – Children 12 and under

ONLINE DISCOUNT: Check out the Indiana Flower + Patio Show website at www.IndianaFlowerandPatioShow.com, and get $2 off adult admission — good every day! Make sure to go online and save!

TICKET DISCOUNT: Visit any Indiana Members Credit Union, and purchase tickets for $4 off the regular box office admission price of Flower + Patio Show tickets! Check out www.IndianaFlowerandPatioShow.com

COUPON DISCOUNT: Visit select participating Central Indiana Ace Hardware stores starting February 28, 2023, and get a coupon for $4 off the regular box office admission price of Flower + Patio Show tickets! Check out www.IndianaFlowerandPatioShow.com


The Indiana Flower + Patio Show is produced by Marketplace Events, which produces more than 75 consumer shows in North America, including home, garden, holiday and wedding shows. The 75+ combined events, in 35 markets, currently attract 22,000 exhibitors, two million attendees and another three million unique web visitors annually.