‘Breath of Spring’ flower show taking entries

  • Thursday, February 6, 2014

Photo Provided. Entries are being accepted for the Breath of Spring flower show at Cypress Gardens running from Feb. 28 through Mar. 2.

Perhaps at no other time in recent history is a “Breath of Spring” needed more than now.

With howling Arctic winds carrying frosty temperatures dipping into the teens of late, beach lovers, sun worshippers and flower enthusiasts who call the Lowcountry home so as to avoid this type of weather, look to the calendar for any sign of hope.

Sponsored by the Belle Isle Garden Club, the Camellia Garden Club of Greater Charleston, The Garden Club of Otranto, and Town and Village Garden Club, the eighth annual Breath of Spring flower show once again heralds the arrival of spring on Feb. 28 through March 2 at Dean Hall on the grounds of Cypress Gardens.

Entries are being accepted now for this year’s show. For more information about submitting a floral entry or questions about the show, visit https://sites.google.com/site/ourflowershow/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/springflowershow.

“It is almost time again for a touch of spring to come to Cypress Gardens,” said flower show chairman Michael Pound.

This year’s flower show theme is “See the USA.”

“We choose this theme to best represent and showcase areas in the USA that we all have visited or want to visit when we go on vacation,” Pound said. “You will get the feeling when you walk into the show that you will be visiting certain parts of our great country through our floral designs and exhibits we have throughout the building.”

The annual show will be open to the viewing public from Feb. 28 through March 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission to the flower show is free with the $10 admission to Cypress Gardens.

A new twist to this year’s show, the general public can also be a part of the flower show by entering horticulture entries on Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dean Hall.

“Entries will be accepted at the back door of the Dean Hall building at that time,” Pound said. “Also this year the public can be a judge during the show.”

The public will be able to cast their vote each day of the show for their favorite floral design out of the whole show.

“We did this in the past and everyone enjoyed having a voice on their favorite floral design and it was nice to see their point of view of the wonderful floral creations,” Pound said. “We hope that everyone will come out to Cypress Gardens and help us celebrate and ‘See the USA’ through our eyes.”

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