Cal Expo - Sacramento
APRIL 8 – 11, 2021

Cal Expo

APRIL 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2020

There will be something for everyone!




Stroll through gorgeous designer gardens, with artfully arranged plants, trees, and flowers in full bloom.

See the designs and watch the demonstrations by world-class floral designers.

Discover how to create your own remarkable garden with hands-on demonstrations and inspiring seminars.

Meet professional gardeners and nursery owners who can answer all your questions … and help solve those nagging problems.

Browse a wide selection of specialty shops featuring unique flowers, plants, gifts, tools, and more.

Learn how to grow and prepare fresh, home-grown food.

You can attend the show or be part of it! Either way, be sure to be there!

History of the Show

1985 – Started as a fundraiser for the San Francisco Friends of Recreation and Parks, the Show was originally held at Fort Mason and was named the San Francisco Landscape Garden Show.

1997 – Salmon Bay Events, a Seattle-based company owned by Duane Kelly, acquired the show. The name was changed to the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show.

1998 – The Show is moved to the Cow Palace in Daly City and covers nearly 6 acres.

2009 – The Show is moved to the San Mateo Event Center. Salmon Bay announces it is closing the Show. At the 11th hour, Special Events, a Bay Area rental company owned by Christine and Weston Cook, stepped in and acquired the show, saving it from closing.

2013 – The Show is acquired by Larsen Enterprises, LLC.

2017 – The Show is moving back to the Cow Palace!  After 9 years and endless requests from our Garden Creators, exhibitors and attendees, Larsen Enterprises, LLC announced the return to the Cow Palace for the 2018 Show and beyond.

2019 - Due to unresolved scheduling issues at the Cow Palace and the pending State Legislature's move to tear down or sell off the Cow Palace, the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show was moved to Cal Expo, in Sacramento.  The Sacramento gardening community has enthusiastically embraced the move to their home town! 

2019 - July - Without a suitable facility in the Bay Area for the 2020 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, the decision was made to wait until 2021 to hold the next San Francisco Flower & Garden Show.  A new event to be produced by Cal State Enterprises and held at Cal Expo, April 2020 will be available for the enjoyment of garden enthusiasts from all over the State.  The San Fran-Nor Cal Flower & Garden Show is born.

About the Show


APRIL 2-5, 2020

1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

Thursday  -  10 am - 6 pm
Friday  -  10 am - 6 pm
Saturday  -  10 am - 6 pm
Sunday   -  10 am - 6 pm


How to Participate



Author? Speaker? Consider sharing your horticultural knowledge and gardening passion with our audience. Applications are open.  CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


Build a Display Garden

Flex your creative chops with our world-class audience? As one of our 2020 Garden Creators, you will be the focus of our advertising and promotion.  To capitalize on this opportunity CLICK HERE to complete a short application.  


Build a Garden Vignette

New for 2020 we have a number of areas for a smaller Patio Living displays and/or Garden Vignette.  Not quite up to a large display garden but want to show off your design talents or special interest?  Our small-space gardens provide the perfect opportunity, with a space size as small as an 8'x10' this is perfect for the landscape designer or active garden club. Space will be limited so apply early!   CLICK HERE to complete a short application.

Have questions?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more information on either a display garden or garden vignette. 



It takes an army to create this Show and we can’t do it without you!. Be a part of the excitement. CLICK HERE to complete a short form and let us know your interest.



Be a part of our a very exclusive group - Our Exhibitors! You'll met thousand of garden enthusiasts eager for the latest plants, gardening and outdoor products. Click here for more info or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.