Hours: Fair opening to 10:00PM. The exhibit stays open until 11:00PM Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight on July 4. Location: Sleep Train O'Brien Hall
The Paul Ecke Jr. Flower Show features the region's largest exhibition of award-winning floral specimens. Spaces will be transformed into professional interiors, and floral vignettes and floral inspirations will be displayed throughout the exhibit. Competitions take place every three days for amateur and professional floral designs, showcasing more than 5,000 beautiful, fresh-cut blooms throughout the Fair.
This year's Flower Show theme, "A Walk In The Park," echoes the unique opportunity to partner with Balboa Park as it celebrates the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. This year's Flower Show will bring you the history, lore and romantic magic of that long-ago event with the feeling and ambiance of a walk in the park. Scroll down for more information.
Flower Show Events
Speakers share gardening and flower-growing tips several times daily on the Flower and Garden Show Stage. Additional speakers will be added to the schedule at a later date. View the Show Stage Schedule here [PDF, opens in a new window]
July 4: Stars, Stripes and Stems — Military personnel will create the arrangements for the July 4 floral contest, "Stars, Stripes & Stems." Cheer for your favorite contestant and join special guest judges, including NYFD retiree Joe Torillo, who will be speaking on the Heineken Grandstand Stage later that night.
6th Annual Floral Design Competition
Congratulations to Sam Prom-Chien, winner of this year's Floral Design Competition, which was June 14. Sam, pictured with judge George Speer, now has the chance to compete at the state level this fall. Mickey Long took second place.
Flower Show competition is closed
Deadline for entering was May 1. Delivery dates and other information for those who have already entered are included in the Competition Information. The deadline for entering the Floral Design Competition was Friday, May 8, at 11:59PM.