CINCINNATI FLOWER SHOW ITINERARY 2016

z cincinnati flowerWe are excited to be partnering with the Cincinnati USA Sister Cities Foundation to bring attendees a true international adventure.

The five-day event will blossom with unique floral displays and design demonstrations, celebrity lectures, international flavors, culinary events, and live entertainment for all ages and interests.
Browse through all the great events below and choose those that pique your interest.
Opening Night Gala – Tues, April 12
Enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while strolling the spectacular Flower Show exhibits, Gardener’s Market and Plant Market. The evening comes to a close with a wonderful seated dinner.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Individual – $165, Patron – $200
Ask The Experts – Wed, April 13
Join Flower Show favorites, Ron Wilson and Rita Heikenfeld for a delightful box lunch while they provide illuminating gardening advice and the solution to (nearly) all your gardening problems. Your ticket price includes all-day admission to the Flower Show.
Noon
$35
An Evening in Munich – Wed, April 13
Join the Munich Sister City Association for a wonderful evening of music, cocktails and dinner.  You will hear from three staff members from the Munich Park Board who are also creating an authentic Munich garden. Your ticket price includes admission to the Flower Show, so come early and enjoy all the Flower Show has to offer.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Individual – $80, Couple – $150
Master Gardener Event – Thur, April 14
Master Gardeners and their guests will be treated to a special event with entertaining and informative demonstrations, local plant growers and door prizes. A lovely box lunch and access to the Flower Show all day is included in the ticket price for this wonderful event.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$45
Lunch and Learn – Thur, April 14
Nationally known floral designer and author of “Flowers of the Heart: A Bride’s Guide to Choosing Flowers for her Wedding,” Sharon McGukin, will share her expertise to help you ‘celebrate life with flowers’. Sharon is known for her floral expertise, southern charm, and energetic connections with audiences. Ticket price includes admission to the Flower Show.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cincinnati Pops Wine Tasting – Thur, April 14
This fabulous evening features the music of the Cincinnati Pops and wines from around the world and from our Sister Cities. Your ticket price includes admission to the Flower Show.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Individual – $80, Couple – $150
Ladies Day – Fri, April 15
Join us for this wonderful tribute to the Ladies of our Sister Cities. You will enjoy great food, inspiring floral displays and exciting shopping. Our special luncheon speaker, Laura Dowling, is the owner of Interieurs et Fleurs, an Alexandria, VA., floral design studio and is a former White House Chief Florist. Ticket price includes admission to the Flower Show.
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Individual – $75, Patron – $125
A Soirée With Our Sister Cities – Fri, April 15
Join the Cincinnati USA Sister City Association for a special evening of international flavors and entertainment from around the world.  Your ticket price includes admission to the Flower Show, so come early and enjoy Flower Show all day.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Individual – $80, Couple – $150
Brides and Blooms – Sat, April 16
This special day includes a lovely Bridal Brunch and a spectacular Bridal Fashion Show. From florists to caterers, to bakeries and so much more, we will bring together the best of all elements to create a wedding day that the bride and groom will remember forever! Ticket price includes all-day admission to the Flower Show.
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
$40
Andrea Wulf Lecture – Sat, April 16
Award-winning British author and journalist, Andrea Wulf, will be our special guest for a special luncheon presentation on Saturday. Andrea Wulf is the internationally acclaimed author of four books on gardening and gardening history. Choose our Nosegay Level ticket for lunch and the lecture. Or treat yourself to a Bouquet Level ticket which also includes a private reception with Andrea Wulf (at 11:00 am) and a copy of her book. Both ticket levels include admission to the Flower Show.
11:00 am, Bouquet Ticket – $100
12:00 noon, Nosegay Ticket – $50
Bourbon Tasting – Sat, April 16
Join Cincinnati’s favorite mixologist, Molly Wellmann, for a bourbon tasting evening you will not forget. You can make an a night of it with our Bourbon Fling ticket and enjoy the Bourbon Tasting and a VIP ticket to Spring Fling. Your ticket price includes admission to the Flower Show, so come early and enjoy the Flower Show all day before the event.
7:00 pm
$75
                        Bourbon Fling Ticket – $110
Spring Fling – Sat, April 16
Featuring live music by Naked Karate Girls and an array of great food and drinks, this party is a perennial favorite among Cincinnati’s young professionals. Your ticket price includes general admission to the Flower Show, so come early and spend the day at the Flower Show.
8:00 pm – midnight
Cash bar – $25, VIP Open Bar – $50
                        Bourbon Fling – Bourbon Tasting & Spring Fling VIP – $110
A Southern Afternoon Tea – Sun, April 17
A Southern Afternoon Tea is an American twist on the old English Afternoon Tea specially presented by Goldsmith Cardel. This will be an elegant yet child-friendly tea, and we encourage tea lovers of all ages to attend and partake in a very special afternoon of tea and special treats. Ticket price includes all-day admission to the Flower Show.
2:30 pm
Adult – $40, Child 12 and under – $25
Battle of the Chefs – Sun, April 17
Don’t miss the excitement of this new part of the Fine Food Show, a cook-off between three of Cincinnati’s favorite chef’s. This event is included in your general admission ticket price.
3:00 pm

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