The 24th annual Southeastern Flower Show returns to the Cobb Galleria Centre on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Show chairs Mary and Felton Norwood and honorary chair Coach Vince Dooley selected this year’s theme, In Tune with Blooms, to emphasize the delight of music in the garden and there will be live performances throughout each day.

Visitors can get up close and ask questions about professionally landscaped gardens and floral design. There will also be areas on photography, Bonsai, and a marketplace and bookstore for shopping.

Headlining speakers include Vince Dooley, TV gardening hosts P. Allen Smith, Walter Reeves and Erica Glasner, horticulture professor Dr. Allan Armitage and Chef John Grady Burnes; informal flower arranging gardening and cooking demos are offered daily.  Family and children’s discovery workshops add to the experience.

General Admission is $18 on the days of the show, but advanced tickets can be purchased at sehort.org for $15.

An opening night party will be Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. to benefit the Southeastern Horticultural Society. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased by calling (404) 351-1074.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.