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San Francisco Flower & Garden Show 2011. I went to this show Sunday :)


By TasteyG


Welcome to the Show. This year you will find cutting-edge garden design, new plants, 200 vendors selling outdoor living products, 75 seminars and films. NEW this year year are “Garden To Table” cooking demonstrations with famous Bay Area chefs headlined by Alice Waters, 6000 sqft of Edible Garden displays with hands-on advice, an expanded children’s section, a wine garden, and a film premiere. Join us March 23-27 at the San Mateo Event Center, Wed-Sat 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Help celebrate “Life in the California Garden” with food, wine, fun, flowers and more.


Garden seating

This Maple had the most beautiful red branches!

Butterfly display. I was not supposed to take photos of these…oops! I didn’t see the sign. The lady growled at me and told me to STOP!!! lol I shoot off a couple of good ones before she told me stop ;)~

Bearded Dragon

House-o-succulents. I loved this!!! Can you see the bird design???

Crested Geckos

Tarantula spider

One of my favorite displays…ORCHIDS!!!


Dendrobium. I have this one in a 4 in pot… I wonder how it took this one to get this big????

Odontoglossum- South America

Masdevallia orchid


orchid (didn’t get the name)

orchid (didn’t get the name)

Motarless garden wall, built on a slant w only soil and plants holding it together. Loved this idea!

All the plants in this display were potted up in recycled materials such as this, a ceramic bowl converted into a pot!

They used and old chandileer as a frame to hang these pots. I liked this idea, but not sure how functional it was. Thought it may be difficult to water.

Bottom view:

I love these cute little succulent gardens!!!

These were beautiful and very expensive. The large pieces about 2 feet wide were going for $1200 +




Beautiful garden lighting

Beautiful glasswork


These lilies were so pretty!

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some lovely plants and ideas ~ some im not quite so sure about!

29 Mar, 2011


Wow, that was some show, Tasty. Love the lighting, the reptiles, and the little bird house. Not too sure about that chandalier though :) Thanks for sharing.

29 Mar, 2011


That was certainl a different type of show to those we have here. I loved the succulent house and the glass items, such as dragonflies / lighting etc. Must have taken you ages to take all these pics. Well done.

30 Mar, 2011


Thanks for the comments :) I like going to things like this for some ideas and of course to buy some plants!!! Picked up some succulents, will post them later on my 'photo' page.
I loved the succulent house too, Mariek. The glass items were my favs as well :) I think that it actually took me longer to upload the pictures onto this site than to take them. We were at the show for maybe 3 hours and we had lunch.

30 Mar, 2011


brilliant,im looking forward to harrogate this year,just on a smaller scale to yours,i will take lots of pics,sounds like you had a great day

30 Mar, 2011


Thanks Tasteyg.....some lovely photo's, and some very intersting ideas too....Its nice to see something different.....

30 Mar, 2011


Thanks Ladybug looking forward to seeing your pics!
Aw, glad to share Milky. Thanks for having a look :)

30 Mar, 2011


Very nice photos. Thanks!

1 Apr, 2011

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