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55th Annual Indiana Flower and Patio Show, March 9 – 17, 2013

It’s one of the longest running flower and patio shows, at least in this state. The 55th annual Indiana Flower and Patio Show runs from March 9 – 17, 2003, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The show is held in both the West Pavilion and Expo Hall, totaling 250,000 square feet and 400 vendors of fully landscaped gardens, tricked out patios, and every accouterment and accessory every green thumb and patio potato could hope for.

Garden from the 2012 Indiana Flower and Patio Show

Garden from the 2012 Indiana Flower and Patio Show

While people usually think “suburbs” whenever they talk about their patios, this year’s show is going to show us “The Urban Homestead,” for people who live in the big city. The Urban Homestead is a 10,000 square foot “city lot” that’s situation inside Expo Hall. For the city dwellers, you can learn about rain gardens, rain barrels, wind turbines, wood-burning boilers, chicken coops, raised-bed gardens, and beehives.

There’s also Grill University for those who are new to Team Griller, or for those seasoned-and-burned veterans who may want to pick up a couple pointers. You can also learn about the latest technology and tools available to the master griller, and even add your two well-done cents to the whole “gas vs. charcoal” debate.

Tickets are $12 and children under 12 are free. You can also get a $3 off coupon on the Flower and Patio Show website.

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