April 23, 2008

Downtown in Bloom (Flower Show)

The Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville hosts its 6th Annual flower show this weekend (Saturday, April 26 - Sunday, April 27). Flowers will be displayed inside and outside the building (which itself is beautiful to look at, even when it isn't covered with blooming flowers).

Various Informational Events and Workshops
Saturday, April 26
12:00 pm - Arbor Day Celebration with Susan Roderick (Director of Quality Forward)
1:00 pm - Everything You Wanted to Know About Honey Bees and Were Afraid to Ask; Chris Mathis (Owner of Spicewood Farms)
2:00 pm - Greening Your Wedding; Meredith Law of Aria Floral
3:00 pm - Sustainability in Your Garden; Alison Arnold (Director of Horticulture at the North Carolina Arboretum)

Sunday, April 27
1:30 pm - Bog Gardens; Josh Lynch (Owner of Carnivorous Plant Connection)
2:30 pm - Container Gardening; Peter Loewer (Author of The Wild Gardener)
3:30 pm - Quick Centerpieces with Fruit and Flowers; Betsey Baker (Horticulturist, Floral Department at Biltmore Estate)

Built by E.W. Grove, the visionary and creator of the Grove Park Inn, the Grove Arcade opened in 1929 and thrived until World War II as one of the country's leading public markets. The historically renovated Grove Arcade reopened to the public in 2002 as a destination featuring boutique shopping, exciting dining and regional crafts in a beloved downtown architectural wonder.
-Grove Arcade Web site

Read more about this historic building's interesting background.

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