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“Married 2 Magic” Valentine’s Show at Buca di Beppo, Feb. 15

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“The Build” at Indiana Flower & Patio Show, Mar. 3-4

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2011 Flower and Patio Show

At the 2011 Indiana Flower & Patio Show. staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Sally Bonneau
On behalf of the Indiana Flower & Patio Show

The 54th annual Indiana Flower & Patio Show will open its doors one week early again this year for what has become a highly anticipated pre-show event among fans of central Indiana’s original finer outdoor living show.

On Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 2012, between 12 noon and 3 pm, free tours of the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ West Pavilion will be offered as “The Build” begins and the “bones” of the 20 Showcase Gardens begin to take shape. Full-grown trees, gigantic rocks, hefty hardscapes, and tons of sand will be moved from here to there throughout the building. Guests will marvel as Indiana’s premier landscape designers create outdoor living magic – and share secrets that easily and inexpensively can be incorporated into the visitors’ own backyards, decks, porches or patios.

Tour space is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation for March 3 or 4, call 317-576-9933 or e-mail to

The 54th Indiana Flower & Patio Show runs March 10-18, 2012, inside the West Pavilion and Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis. The annual exhibition will offer over 40 Showcase and Featured Exhibitor Gardens, hundreds of finer outdoor living experts ready to answer questions, and thousands of ideas that guests can take home and adapt to their own outdoor living spaces. Adult admission is $12; children 12 and under are free. Parking in convenient fairgrounds’ lots is just $5 per vehicle, with free shuttle service. For complete information about the show including on-line tickets, discounts, special events, dining options, hours and more, log on at

The Indiana Flower & Patio Show is a member of the prestigious National Home & Garden Show Series™ presented by Dish Network. It is produced by locally owned and operated HSI Show Productions, Inc.

Editor’s Acknowledgment: BPS Marketing, Inc.