The RI Spring Flower & Garden Show FAQ
Where is the Flower Show?
The RI Spring & Garden Flower Show is held at the Rhode Island Convention Center which is located at One Sabin Street in downtown Providence. Our Maps & Directions section can help you get here on foot, train, bus, plane, or car.
What are the dates and hours of the Flower Show?
February 21 - 24, 2013, Thurs - Sat 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903. Need help getting to the show? Use the our Interactive Map Locator for turn-by-turn directions.
Where can I purchase tickets and how much are they?
Advance tickets may be purchased online until February 16, 2013, as well as over the phone, through select AAA offices in Rhode Island, Southeastern Mass to the Cape and CT. Tickets will also be available at the Convention Center Ticket Window on the day of the show. Visit the Flower Show Tickets & Reservations section for this year's pricing information.
What are the Public Transportation options?
Take Amtrak at discount rates to the RI Flower Show. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL for rate information. Or for the MBTA commuter rail to Providence, visit www.mbta.com or call 617-222-3200 for scheduling. From train station, the walk to the Convention Center is 8 minutes.
Are advanced reservations or tickets available for the seminars?
Seminars are free and on a first come first served basis. Be sure to check the complete Lectures and Seminars Schedule and plan ahead! Advance tickets are available in our Flower Show Ticket Store.
Can I leave the show and return later in the day?
Yes, you may re-enter the show after leaving, but you must have your hand stamped before exiting. Our friendly event staff can answer any questions about reentry and how to acquire an ink stamp.
Do tickets allow multiple entries over a few days?
No, regular and advance tickets are good for one day only. Check out our Buy Flower Show Tickets page for detailed event ticket information.
How can I get more information about attending or exhibiting at the show?
To request more information about attending, exhibiting in a booth (educational or commercial), or participating in any other part of the Show, please call (401) 421-7811 or (401) 272-0980. Learn how to become an exhibitor at RI Flower Show here.
What is the most comfortable time to attend the show?
The most comfortable times to see the show are weekdays and evenings (after 3:00 PM. However, there is more than adequate aisle space to accommodate traffic during the entire show. Need help getting here?
Is photography allowed (still and video)? In the seminars?
In the garden areas, both still and video photography are allowed. In the marketplace, pictures of vendors are by permission only. You can talk to any of our Flower Show staff about capturing videos and photos during the event.
What dining options are there at the RI Flower Show?
There is a large cafe with a variety of food and beverages and lots of seating on the upper level of the Show. Also check out the Flower Show Accommodations section for the latest on the city's unique dinning and hotel experiences.
Are there hotels near the show and do they offer special show rates?
Yes, there are a number of hotels near the Convention Center that offer a discounted show rates. Visit our Accommodations section for participating hotels and exclusive discounted rates.
What parking options do I have when I come to the show?
Parking is available at the RI Convention Center Parking Garage ($10), and Providence Place Mall for $2 for 0-5 hours, $10 for 5-8 hours, and $20 for 8-20 hours, and $25 for 20-24 hours. Price information is not guaranteed and may vary. Get help parking in Providence downtown and the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Is the RI Convention Center handicapped accessible?
The Convention Center is handicap accessible with parking available in the main garage. They should be able to accommodate you even if it says the garage is full.
Are there wheelchairs available at the Convention Center?
The Convention Center does have wheelchairs available, or you may bring your own. You can contact the Convention Center directly at (401) 458-6000 or visit their website for more information.