I’m mad about fresh flowers. Nothing screams “spring” like a colorful bouquet, and frankly, if money were no object, I would have a floral designer fill every room in the Whistling Swan Inn with fresh flowers twice a week. But alas, money is most definitely an object, so I will have to content myself with visiting the Springfest Flower and Garden Show, which opens at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on March 15th and runs through March 18th, 2012.The show will feature daily lectures by well known speakers, including Ken Druse, an award-winning photographer, author and New Jersey gardener, as well as celebrity chef demonstrations.
A variety of educational exhibits will also be on display. The area’s premier landscape companies are invited to Springfest each year and donate their time and resources to build innovative and inspiring garden displays.
Don’t miss The Garden Café. Its exquisite décor, encourages visitors to linger while they enjoy a delicious lunch or fine pastries with gourmet coffees, teas, and wine bar.The mission of the Springfest Flower and Garden Show is to promote horticulture, environmental stewardship and educational activities. All proceeds from the show go toward funding improvements and maintenance of the agricultural facilities at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are located at 37 Plains Rd. in Augusta, a mere 30 minutes from the Whistling Swan Inn. It’s open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and tickets are $11 for adults. For more information call: 973-948-9948.… and so the adventures continue…join us.Ros