The New England Flower Show is now at the mall? Not just one mall, but a few of them scattered around town. The word was that the folks who usually put the show together every year ran into a bit of a financial problem, but got creative and worked out something with the mall owners. It is a pretty smart idea.
One of the shows was at the Chestnut Hill Mall in Brookline. We had to go check it for ourselves. The displays were placed at all levels of the mall. Mixed in with the flower show were displays from the various stores.
The first thing we noticed was how quiet the mall was. Maybe it was because it was a Monday night. Maybe because it was dinner time. Whatever the reason, it was great for a photo shoot, but probably not so great for the merchants.
There were also booths and info about the vendors, nurseries, and plants on display. We looked around, picked up some gardening tips, and were generally impressed with the whole experience. As it turns out, the mall is a pretty nice venue for a flower show.
We are not sure how long the show will be at the various malls, but if you are interested, you should probably get out there to take a look pretty soon. [Permalink]- New England Flower Show