2018 show information
Stroll through more than 50,000 square feet of gardens with beautiful blooms and gorgeous greenery. There will be everything from extravagant displays to mid-sized gardens and budget friendly backyard designs. Learn more here.
You have been asking for it… so here it is! The new addition of a plant market will all sorts of garden goodies for sale. This new feature offers a taste of Spring to take home with more than 4,500 sq. ft. of herbs, succulents, seeds, cacti, hardy spring annuals, fairy garden supplies and more for sale.
American Institute of Floral Designers are managing the fresh cut flowers-to-go portion of the show
We’re very excited to have the American Institute of Floral Designers managing the fresh cut flowers-to-go, portion of the show! This area is the flagship of the Plant Market and we are so happy to offer you a chance to take home the scents, colors and textures of the season!
AIFD will be bringing you the freshest flowers possible, sourced from around the world. Be sure to stop in for the best buys in fresh cut flowers for you to take home. AIFD designers will be on-site daily to help with your selection and answer any flower questions you may have about caring for your fresh flowers.
Small Indiana businesses make up this ever-so-current, relevant, homespun influenced area with products and services that are uniquely Hoosier, handcrafted by Hoosiers or support the Urban Hoosier movement.
Workshops – Hands-on fun!
We’re excited to bring some hands-on fun to the show! Not only can you listen & learn, but you can participate!
Create gardens of all types and sizes, build your dream bridal bouquet, design a unique signature bracelet, and much more during our brand new Workshops! During the final Sunday of the show, kids can even explore their creativity while creating their very own Daisy Doodle to take home!
All workshops will take place in Expo Hall, near the Unilock Outdoor Living Stage at the West end of the building. Space for these workshops is limited and costs vary. Click here for more details on the workshops.
Ask a Purdue Master Gardener
The "Purdue Plant Info To Go" booth is staffed by trained Purdue Master Gardener volunteers with the purpose of providing home gardening information to show patrons. Show patrons are encouraged to visit the "Purdue Plant Info To Go" booth to get their lawn and garden questions answered!
Purdue Master Gardener volunteers receive 13-18 weeks of home horticulture training, pass a final exam over the material presented in the training, and then commit to teach others about home gardening in volunteer activities approved by County Master Gardener Coordinators (Purdue Extension Educators). There are over 40, active Purdue Master Gardener Programs throughout the state of Indiana with volunteers who have contributed over 159,000 hours of service to local communities with a value of over $3.6 million! Purdue Master Gardeners are “Helping Others Grow!"
More information about the Purdue Master Gardener Program can be found at: https://www.purdue.edu/hla/sites/master-gardener/
Stems Flower Truck
Stems is a French-inspired flower truck selling premium bouquets and curated stems on the streets of Indianapolis. Just like European flower markets, we believe that flowers should be fresh, beautiful and accessible to all! When visiting the truck, you’ll find a unique “build-your-own” bouquet experience. All of our flowers are arranged with care, then hand-tied in kraft paper for your enjoyment! Find out where we’ll be popping up next @StemsFlowerTruck online, and come say “Bonjour!”
Pay honor and tribute to all our heroes on Hero Day, Tuesday, March 13. All active and retired military, police and fire personnel get FREE ADMISSION for the day. Just bring a valid ID, and come enjoy the Flower & Patio Show!
Kid’s Play Zone
We encourage you to bring the whole family along to the show and the Kid’s Play Zone is the kids’ reward!
Featuring equipment from Recreation Unlimited, this area is designed to let the kids play and give you a chance to try before you buy. Backyard play sets, basketball goals, trampolines and more will be on display and ready for your kids to enjoy.
Outdoor Living Stage presented by Unilock
The Unilock Outdoor Living Stage hosts the most accomplished outdoor living experts, offering advice to dig your hands and mind into. Take a break from marveling at the exhibits, including the spectacular Showcase Gardens, and visit the Unilock Outdoor Living Stage!
Spot something in an Indiana Flower & Patio Show Showcase Garden that you simply can’t live without? Well, you’re probably in luck – because nearly all plant materials, hardscapes, structures, and decorative pieces used to create the magnificent Showcase Gardens at this year’s event are available at our annual blowout sale.
When you see something that would be ideal for your own at-home landscape, simply talk with the on-site representative of the Showcase Garden in which it’s displayed. He or she will reserve the item for you. Then on the final Sunday of the show, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm, you can back your vehicle up to the buildings and load out your new treasure!
You’ll discover that the landscapers are in the mood to wheel and deal! They’d much prefer to sell the items they’ve used at the show instead of packing up and carting them back to their shops. So come ready to bargain for outstanding deals at the Indiana Flower & Patio Show’s annual Plant Blowout Sale.
Dining & Drink Options
While you’re visiting the show, and your stomach begins to growl, we have a lot of great food & drink options!!
We offer a full bar, wine, domestic & Indiana craft beer!
As for food, traditional State Fair favorites will be offered — tenderloins, Hoosier ribeye sandwiches, grilled chicken breast sandwiches, corn dogs, pretzels, etc., so just know, when you’re hungry, we have you covered!