The 22nd Annual Flower and Garden Show will kick off in historic downtown Leesburg this Saturday.
The popular two-day event will feature about 160 vendors who will have a number of plants, flowers, and ideas for your home, on display.
“The event is a garden wonderland,” said Special Events Supervisor Rachel Goodwin. “Downtown Leesburg is transformed into a really lush greenscape. There’s landscaping displays, there’s all types of products for outdoor use, everything you might need for your garden, your decks or lawn.”
This year’s layout will be a little different than last year’s, Goodwin said. The festival will be expanded onto W. Cornwall Street, which will feature a new set of vendors including a spot for the children to enjoy. Wirt Street will not be a part of the festival this year.
Unfortunately, Goodwin said there is a chance of rain in this weekend’s forecast. However, the event will take place either way.
“The real big thing we’re trying to get people to remember is even though it’s raining we’re still there. All our vendors are still there, the entertainment’s still going on,” Goodwin said. “It’s a once a year thing whether it’s rain or shine so this is their chance.
“Hopefully folks will remember that April showers being May flowers.”
The event will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free to attend but a $3 donation is suggested.