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The SF Flower & Garden Show March 20-24, 2013 - "Gardens Make the World Go Round"

Internationally Themed Gardens, Unique Succulent Globe Display, Celebrity Chefs & Expanded Garden to Table Exhibits Provide Family Fun!

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 28th Annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show ushers in Spring with a spectacular new show featuring 18 display gardens created by top West Coast garden designers inspired by this year's international "Gardens Make the World Go Round" theme. America's third largest flower and garden show of its kind, it's held over five days, March 20-24, 2013 at the San Mateo Event Center.

This international show has been created by leading garden designers, nurseries and horticulturalists, bringing new ideas, green techniques and inspiration within reach of Bay Area gardeners. There will be large organic edible garden displays and small space gardens that celebrate the garden-to-table movement. This year there are over 70 DIY workshops and discussion seminars on green topics and new green techniques. For garden and gift shoppers, this year's show features an expanded marketplace to purchase plants, orchids, seeds, tools and unique outdoor items and crafts from over 300 vendors. And for the kids, there's Sproutopia, with fun filled hands-on crafts and learning activities for all ages. The Flower & Garden Show connects gardening, and green living into a five day festival of family fun. Tickets available on line at www.sfgardenshow.com with children under 17 Free and $16 Early Bird Adult Day Pass until March 10th.

New this year is the world's largest rotating succulent Globe with over 30,000 succulent plants depicting the seas and continents. Robin Stockwell, from Succulent Gardens in Castroville, designed, planted and grew this unique exhibit over the last year. "It all comes together for the first time at the Show," Stockwell commented. "We'll put it all together and mount it into its 15' frame where its living and mechanical components will be assembled." After its assembly, an application for World's Largest Succulent Globe will be submitted to Guinness Book of Records. 

An all-new Chef's Stage spotlights a lineup of Bay Area Chefs focused on wine and food made with fresh and sustainable recipes. KQED's "Check, Please" personality and author of "Wine for Women" Leslie Sbrocco discusses tips to experiencing wine. And a growing Celebrity roster of cooking demonstrations including Nopa's Chef Laurence Jossel, and Green's Annie Somerville with Green Gulch Farm's Wendy Johnson share recipes and preparation techniques using locally grown ingredients.

Photos at http://www.sfgardenshow.com/press/press-photos.html or http://pinterest.com/sfgardenshow/ and also by request.

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