Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Spring Has Sprung in Indianapolis
2013 Orchard In Bloom happens May 3-5

by Sarah McCosham

May 01, 2013

To quote John Lennon, it’s been a “long, cold, lonely winter” here in Indianapolis. Winter weather has persisted through much of March, with many kids spending their spring breaks with sleds and hot chocolate.

However, it seems the worst is behind us, and it’s time to celebrate spring! And in Indianapolis, there’s no better way to celebrate spring’s arrival than at the Orchard In Bloom event. Not only will patrons be enveloped in the colors and aromas of spring, but all proceeds will go toward a great cause.

Now in its 24th year, Orchard In Bloom is truly a unique and special event in Indianapolis. For the past 19 years, the Orchard School, Indy Parks and The National Bank of Indianapolis have presented this community event as partners. This year, Orchard In Bloom is celebrating The Orchard School’s 90th anniversary with the theme “Growing to Learn.”

Orchard In Bloom attracts 7,000-9,000 annual guests with exhibits and activities focused on gardening and sustainable living. This year’s Orchard In Bloom show will take place at Holliday Park from May 3-5. Tickets are $12 for adults ($10 in advance), and kids 14 and under are free!

According to event spokesperson Lisa Elliott, the Orchard In Bloom garden and art show offers a place where the community can come together to “celebrate and enjoy the many wonders of our natural world.” All proceeds from the event directly benefit The Orchard School and Indy Parks. “At both organizations, funds in turn benefit outdoor education for our kids and community,” adds Elliot.

"Orchard In Bloom offers a place where gardens, art and community can grow together,” says Elliot. “Come to the show to get inspired, to learn how to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle or just to have fun. There is truly something for everyone!”

For more information on Orchard In Bloom, please visit