by Photo courtesy of the Coronado Flower Show

The Coronado Flower Show will celebrate its 100-year anniversary during a two-day event where anthophiles, or people who love flowers, and plant-curious community members from around San Diego County will gather to commemorate the “longest-running tradition in Coronado”. 

More than 4,000 attendees are expected at the event which begins April 23 through April 24 at Spreckels Park located at 601 Orange Avenue.  Hundreds of landscape displays, horticulture, and design exhibits will be featured, and a floral competition will take place at the volunteer-driven eventwith the goal to educate the public. 

The event comes after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors can find bandstand entertainment, a photography competition, food, a beer & wine garden, tool sharpening, as well as shopping featuring several local artists and small businesses at the event. 

During the pandemic, many new habits and hobbies were discovered by homebodies. One obsession that social distancing inspired was a newfound love for plants and gardening. According to a recent study, 88 percent of respondents who began a plant-keeping hobby during the pandemic said it had a positive impact on their mental heal

Often touted as the “largest tented Flower Show in the U.S.,” the Coronado Flower Show’s roots started out small with community members showing up with plants, and individuals bringing their own tents.

The weekend-long event is open to the public and admission is $5 per day. Admission is FREE for children under 12, older adults 100 and up, and Coronado Floral Association (CFA) members. 

Tickets are only available at the entry gate.

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