SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 28 th Annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show dramatically ushers in Spring with a spectacular new show featuring unique and beautiful display gardens created by top West Coast garden designers inspired by this year's international "Gardens Make the World Go Round" theme. It's held over five days, Wednesday through Sunday, March 20-24, 2013 at the San Mateo Event Center. Tickets are available at www.sfgardenshow.com and it's free for kids 16 & under.
New gardens this year show a great diversity in design approach, green materials and bold styling.
The Globe- "A World of Succulent Gardens": Succulent Gardens, comprises the world's largest living, & rotating succulent Globe with succulents depicting the seas and continents.
China- "Harmonious Visions": Academy of Art University illustrates powerful use of simple elements of nature to create a place of serenity and contemplation.England- "Wanted Weeds": Urban Hedgerow inspires conversation about European weed "invaders" with their true virtue being host plants & nectar sources. Wonderland- "The Tomorrow We Were Promised Yesterday": Arterra Landscape Architects features all that a garden can be-- fun, colorful and creative. Mexico- "Inside Out": Arizona State University uses inspiration from urban Mexican culture, combining elements that differ in size and function. Hawaii- Cummings Masonry & Landscape uses cliff rock and resort-style water use in their outdoor living design. Thailand- Bay Maples garden uses recirculating aquaponic vegetable beds, with salvaged and re-purposed materials. Babylon and Assyria- "Ancient Gardens" :SF Flower & Garden Show,Quality First Construction, Cummings Masonry, Golden Gate Palms, Vecchio Olives, Pacific Nurseries, French's Waterscapes, and Zeterre-- An interpretation of the historical Hanging Gardens of Babylon. United States- "California Dreaming Green": Gibeaus Gardens features color and form ensuring a haven for birds, bees and butterflies. The Island of Flores- "Aqua Vita": Goulart Designs focuses on the healing waters of the Azores, with natural water features, boulder seats and natural stone pathways. The Netherlands- "Tectonic Rift—Pangea Future": The Groundworks Office symbolizing the ephemeral quality of landscape and delicate plantings. China- "Harmonious Visions": UC Berkeley-The school of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning design is their riff on a Chinese garden. The Philippines: Landscape Restoration by Dan Pozzi shows a tropical paradise with simple elements easily incorporated in any yard. Ireland- "Glade": Mariposa Gardening & Design and Greenlee Associates features dry-laid leaning flagstone walls and conifer trees evoking the mystery of a meadow glade. Iceland- "The Hidden People": McKenna Landscape amplifies the people of Icelandic folklore utilizing natural landforms suitable for outdoor dining and play space. South Africa- "Djuma Safari Lodge": Outdoor Environments creates a lodge lying in the heart of the veldt, the great grasslands flowing through Africa. Italy- "Bel Giardino, Alfresco": Seville Landscape--reminiscent of an ancient Roman-style pleasure garden including courtyard and kitchen. Australia-Envision Landscape Studio—A garden of Mediterranean-climate plants suitable for growing in the Bay Area. Photos: http://sfgardenshow.com/press/press-photos Releases: http://sfgardenshow.com/press/press-releases.html SOURCE San Francisco Flower & Garden Show