Full-sized landscaped gardens will burst into bloom and provide a colorful backdrop for hundreds of displays offering the latest in garden and outdoor living designs at the 36th Annual Washington Flower & Garden Show March 13-March 17 at the Washington Convention Center.
Retail exhibitors from 42 states will show and sell new products ranging from deer fencing to wildflower sod to Victorian conservatories to working greenhouses.
Continuous demonstrations and seminars on floral and landscaping topics are scheduled along with a floral design competition among Washington florists.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 12 and under 5 free. Call (703) 569-7141. For an evening of old-fashioned family entertainment, attend the Eastern Shore Opry's season opener Saturday night in Snow Hill. Headlining the show will be Grammy Award nominee Claire Lynch and the Front Porch String Band. They will perform a mix of contemporary and traditional music.
Bitter Creek, Lori Ann Feeley and the House Band are also scheduled to appear.
A family-oriented series of performances, the Eastern Shore Opry is a production of Furnace Town Foundation Inc. and the God Knows We Tried String Band. Monthly concerts are planned through November.
Tickets for Saturday's 7 p.m. show at Snow Hill High School, 305 S. Church St., are $10 in advance for preferred seating and $7.50 for reserved seating. Tickets at the door are $12 and $8. Call (410) 632-2032.