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Brower-Jacques claims first People's Choice Award,
Nature's Choice Landscaping wins Mayor's Award &
Belgard Challenge at 54th Indiana Flower & Patio Show
INDIANAPOLIS - Greenfield-based Brower-Jacques Design is winner of the inaugural People's Choice Award at the 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show.
Visitors to this year's show were asked to vote for their favorite Showcase Gardens using the "ultimate green" - dollar bills. Each dollar equaled one vote, with all contributions benefiting a wide range of not-for-profit organizations selected by the landscape designers. Brower-Jacques' elaborate Toga Party-themed garden amassed a whopping $1357 to benefit ALS of Indiana.
Landscape designer Cheryl Jacques (right) of Brower-Jacques Design visits with
friend Amie Thornburg at the 54th Indiana Flower & Patio Show. The Brower-Jacques Showcase
Garden, "Toga Party," won the inaugural People's Choice Award, and raised $1357 to benefit ALS
of Indiana in Amie's honor.
Nature's Choice Landscaping wins Mayor's Award
at 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show
INDIANAPOLIS - Nature's Choice Landscaping, known for its "landscapes inspired by nature," has been selected by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard as recipient of the 2012 Mayor's Award for outstanding garden at the 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show.
The Brownsburg-based company won for its "Sunken Garden Party"-themed area - one of over 40 Showcase and Featured Exhibitors' Gardens on display at the show, taking place now through Sunday, March 18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds West Pavilion and Expo Hall. The winning garden is an intimate outdoor living space featuring imaginative use of hardscape materials, plants, water and fire features, wine racks, plus conversation and dining areas in a compact square footage.
Indiana Flower & Patio Show says 'Let Us Entertain You!'
INDIANAPOLIS - "Let us entertain you!"
The statement is both an invitation and a promise from Donell Heberer Walton and her HSI Show Productions' staff as they prepare for the 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show. Central Indiana's original finer outdoor living show runs March 10-18 inside West Pavilion and Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis.
Show guests will tour over 40 Showcase and Featured Exhibitors Gardens, chat with hundreds of finer outdoor living experts, and learn landscaping secrets that easily and inexpensively can be incorporated into their own backyards, decks, porches or patios.
Support area charities by voting for your favorite gardens
INDIANAPOLIS – Are you looking for a new and unique way to support some of your favorite local charities?
Then look to the 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show, March 10-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds West Pavilion and Expo Hall.
A brand new People's Choice Award will go to the landscape designer whose Showcase Garden is voted favorite among showgoers. In keeping with this year's "Let Us Entertain You!" theme, each garden will represent a specific party or entertainment inspiration. But there's a twist, and it's a good one!
Author Ward Degler book signings set for 54th Indiana Flower & Patio Show
INDIANAPOLIS - Award-winning journalist Ward Degler will appear throughout the 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show to sign copies of his book, The Dark Ages of My Youth and Times More Recent.
The book, touted as "a charming walk through both the past and present," is a selected collection of
weekly columns written by Degler between 1993 and 2010 for the Zionsville Times Sentinel. The
columns explore places the author has seen, people he has known and the impact they have had on
his life as well as the lives of others.
Looking for the perfect family pet? Come to the show!
INDIANAPOLIS - Spring is an excellent time of year to introduce a new pet into your family. Days are longer, weather is warmer - both of which facilitate spending time outdoors with your new fur friend.
If you've decided now is the time to add a dog or cat to the family, be sure to head to the 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show. Adam Garrett, community outreach coordinator with Indianapolis Animal Care & Control, is coordinating Adoption Central for this year's event.
Hungry? Not for long at Indiana Flower & Patio Show!
INDIANAPOLIS - An impressive array of dining options await guests to the 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show, March 10-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds West Pavilion and Expo Hall.
In Expo Hall, adjacent to the popular Outdoor Living Stage presented by Greendell Mulch & Mix, showgoers will find Barto's Theatre Winery. This dining destination will feature delicious hot-offthe-grill chicken or shrimp paella paired with award-winning wines from Southern Indiana's Huber Orchard & Winery.
Buy tickets online for 54th Indiana Flower & Patio Show
INDIANAPOLIS – Getting your tickets for the 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show never has been easier. And for showgoers purchasing tickets online, the show has a special "thanks!" just for you!
Go to the show website, www.indianaflowerandpatioshow.com, and click on the "Buy Tickets Online" icon to make your purchase. Included with your paid admission is a one-year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!
Ladies, Get Your Guy to the Show!
INDIANAPOLIS – Ladies, we know you love the Indiana Flower & Patio Show. And, once they've experienced it, most guys love it, too. However, for those manly men who might be just a little reluctant to take that first step into a show that dares to use the word "flower" in its name, here
are 10 reasons you can use to convince your guy the show is a must-see!
Favorite features return, new attractions abound at 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show
INDIANAPOLIS – The 54th Indiana Flower & Patio Show fulfills its theme of "Let Us Entertain You" by offering brand new attractions as well as returning favorites March 10-18 inside the Indiana State Fairgrounds' West Pavilion and Expo Hall.
54th Indiana Flower & Patio Show: By the Numbers!
2 – Show buildings: State Fairgrounds' West Pavilion and Expo Hall
245,000 – Square feet of gardens, exhibits, experts, workshops & more!
8 – Number of food & beverage options at the show
Indiana Flower & Patio Show fans invited to view 'The Build' March 3-4 at State Fairgrounds
INDIANAPOLIS – The 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show will open its doors one week
early again this year for what has become a highly anticipated pre-show event among fans of Central
Indiana's original finer outdoor living show.
On Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, at 12 noon and 3 pm, free tours of the Indiana State
Fairgrounds' West Pavilion will be offered as "The Build" begins and the "bones" of the 20
Showcase Gardens begin to take shape. Full-grown trees, gigantic rocks, hefty hardscapes, and tons
of sand will be moved from here to there throughout the building. Guests will marvel as Indiana's
premier landscape designers create outdoor living magic - and share secrets that easily and
inexpensively can be incorporated into the visitors' own backyards, decks, porches or patios.
March 9 - 17, 2013
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Indiana State Fairgrounds,
West Pavilion & Expo Hall
1202 E. 38th Street,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
General Admission: $12
Children 12 and Under: Free
Purchase tickets here