Purdue Extension Master Gardeners answer gardening questions at the Purdue Plant Info to Go Booth at Indiana Flower & Patio Show
Photo credit: Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension
Slipper orchid
Photo credit: Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension
Photo credit: Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension

Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned green thumb, you’ll find lots of inspiring ideas at area gardening shows this spring.  No matter what your location, you’ll find at least one show within reach for a one-day excursion. Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Chicago, and Louisville are just a sampling of the great garden shows we can eagerly anticipate.

February 27 – March 1

Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show

Memorial Coliseum

Fort Wayne, Indiana


February 28 – March 1

Louisville Home, Garden and Remodeling Show

Kentucky Expo Center

Louisville, Kentucky


March 14-22

Indiana Flower and Patio Show

Indiana State Fairgrounds



March 18-22

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Navy Pier



March 21

LaPorte County Garden Show

Purdue Extension Master Gardeners

Michigan City High School

Michigan City, Indiana


April 4

Boone County Gardenfest

Purdue Extension Master Gardeners – Boone County

Boone County Fairgrounds

Lebanon, Indiana


April 17-18

Indiana Daffodil Show

Columbus, Indiana


April 18

Purdue Student Horticulture Society Plant Sale

Purdue SpringFest (one day only this year!)

West Lafayette


April 18-19

Spring Orchid Show

Central Indiana Orchid Society

Garfield Park Conservatory



April 25

Tippecanoe County Garden Expo

Purdue Extension Master Gardeners of Tippecanoe County

Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds



April 25

Gardening for All Ages

Purdue Extension Master Gardeners Hendricks County

Hendricks County Fairgrounds

Danville, Indiana


May 1-2

Indiana Gourd Show

Fulton County Historical Museum

Rochester, Indiana


Purdue Extension Master Gardeners sponsor many educational events that are open to the public.  Check the listings at for a gardening event near you!