Festival of Flowers 2023

  • Presented By: Ascension Providence Foundation
  • Dates: 3/23/2023, 3/24/2023, 3/25/2023, 3/26/2023
  • Location: Festival of Flowers
  • Address: 6801 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608
  • Phone: (251) 266-2050
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Festival of Flowers, Thursday, March 23 – Sunday, March 26, 2023

Time: 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday – Sunday

Place: Ascension Providence Hospital Campus, 6801 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL  36608


The 30th annual Festival of Flowers, sponsored by James B. Donaghey Mechanical Contractors Inc. , will proudly showcase gardens of Japanese influence by Lead Designer, Dale Speetjens, of Shipshape Urban Farms. You will feel led into a new space as you enter the Torii gates and glimpse Mount Fuji in a mural created by The Nest of Mobile. Continue to stroll through a tranquil bamboo forest to six locally landscaped gardens that demonstrate the historical evolution of Japanese gardening, beginning with the Heian period, through its continuous impact on modern landscape design with each space complementing the other.  A constructed tea house will float on a peaceful pond enhanced by raised flowers and plants.  Find balance, as you gaze at a center zen garden that represents unspoiled nature viewed differently from many focal points throughout the show amid floral geisha and warrior masks sculpted by our area’s most talented designers. 


Produced by the Ascension Providence Foundation, the 2023 Festival of Flowers will inspire and nurture the gardener in all of us.  Recognized for over a decade as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Festival of Flowers continues the tradition of delighting and educating visitors of all ages.  March 23-26th, come celebrate with us and “Feel the Zen”! 


Features of the 2023 Festival:


  • Life-Size Landscaped Gardens – Stroll through gardens by regionally acclaimed landscape architects and garden designers  

  • World of Flowers – Fresh cut flora from around the globe

  • Designscapes –Fashionable entertaining for any affair 

  • Floral Expressions – Japanese inspired “Floral Geisha” and “Warrior Masks” 

  • Art in the Garden – by notable featured artist, Kate Seawell 

  • Photography – Contestant display of floral images 

  • Children’s Activities – interactive and educational 

  • Seminars and Demonstrations 

  • Garden Market – vendors from around the country

  • Garden Café – open daily 11:00-2:00 

  • Special Events: Friday, Flowers After Hours, 5:30-7:30; Saturday, 9:00-11:00, Exotic Car Show,  2:00-4:00, Band Party; Sunday, Family Fun Day 

  • Free and convenient parking; designated tour bus and handicapped parking

  • Festival proceeds will be used to purchase a Jackson Spinal Table for the Surgical  Department of Ascension Providence Hospital 

  • Individual Tickets: $15 at gate; $13 in advance (deadline March 19th)

       Group Rate (14+) $12.50; Children (7-12) $5, Advance four day pass $50 

                                            Gala Tickets - $175; Buds and Brews - $35


Contact information: 

Ascension Providence Foundation

P.O. Box 850429 

Mobile, Alabama 36685-0429


 251-266-2050| fax: 251-266-2052 | email:

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