Spring has finally sprung! After our third snowiest winter in history, it's time for some sunshine and warmth here in Indy.
What better way to celebrate than the annual Orchard In Bloom event? This year, The Orchard School, Indy Parks and The National Bank of Indianapolis will host the 25th annual Orchard In Bloom Garden Show at beautiful Holliday Park on May 2-4.
The event kicks off on May 1st with a Preview Party featuring 25 restaurants, an anniversary cake competition, Local chefs in a head-to-head cook off, live music and a first look at the show. Tickets for this elite event are $50, and would make for a memorable date night.
The rest of the weekend features live music, beautiful exhibits and lots of activities for kids and adults alike. From the array of speakers at the Garden and Natural Living Symposium, to the beautiful floral arrangements in the Parties in Bloom Tent, and the fun activities in the Children's Area, there truly is something for everyone.
Orchard In Bloom spokesperson Elliott Pruitt says, "For the past 25 years, Orchard In Bloom has enthralled nature lovers and green living enthusiasts, and this year will be no different." Pruitt says guests can expect to see the latest trends and developments in cocktail gardens, composting, enabled gardening, bees and pollen-rich plants, super-foods and all things outdoors.
For more inspiration, be sure to check out the work of this year's featured artist Carol Bell, owner of Blue Moon Pottery. Her gorgeous dishes, mugs and vases are the perfect combination of form and function, and can be seen at galleries, shops and museums across Indiana.
Tickets for Orchard in Bloom are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with children under 14 free. Guests can pre-purchase tickets at Marsh Supermarkets, The National Bank of Indianapolis branches, The Orchard School and the Holliday Park Nature Center. For more information, please visit www.orchardinbloom.org.