Alameda County Fairgrounds
APRIL 4 – 7, 2024

APRIL 4, 5, 6, & 7, 2024

There will be something for everyone!




Celebrate Spring surrounded by rare plants, orchids, and flowers in full bloom.

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

Discover how to create your own remarkable vegetable garden with hands-on workshops and 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 hometown! 

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.

2020-2021 - The Show was postponed to April 7-10, 2022 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

2021 - The Show returns to the Bay area and is renamed the San Francisco Bay Flower & Garden Show.  The new home will be the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA.  Located in the beautiful Tri-Valley area.  The grounds are within 40 miles of the South bay, Eastbay, San Francisco, and the many communities in the Central Valley.

About the Show


APRIL 4-7, 2024

Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Entry: Valley Ave. Gate 8 or 12
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Thursday  -  10 am - 6 pm
Friday  -  10 am - 7 pm
Saturday  -  10 am - 7 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.

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Build a Display Garden

Flex your creative chops with our world-class audience. As one of our 2024 Garden Creators, you will be the focus of our advertising and promotion.  To capitalize on this opportunity, apply now to let us know you want to be part of a very special group of landscape professionals.

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Build a Garden Vignette

New for 2024 we have a number of areas for 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 space sizes as small as 10'x15' this is perfect for the landscape designer or active garden club. Space will be limited so apply early!

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

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Be a part of our very exclusive group - Our Exhibitors! You'll meet thousands of garden enthusiasts eager for the latest plants, gardening, and outdoor products. Click here for more info or Contact Us.