From the Archives

Boston Flower & Garden Show

Ed Farrand/Globe Staff/File

If you’re craving a little taste of spring and those bulbs you bought off the Internet aren’t quite doing it for you, hold out just a little longer for this year’s Boston Flower & Garden Show, which is at the Seaport World Trade Center March
12-16. According to the Massachusetts Horticulture Society, the first shows were mostly for fruit, then vegetables, and finally, by the late 1830s, for flowers.

In this photo from March 16, 1972, Siri Boreske broke a champagne bottle on a flower-bedecked MBTA trolley as it prepared to leave Government Center station for the Commonwealth Armory, the site of that year’s flower show. The show’s then-director, Carlton Lees, and the president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society at the time, Russell Clark, stood back.

Thea Breite

and Lisa Tuite

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