Three views of the Meditation Garden, which included rows of braided Pachira aquatica with a Buddha sculpture at the far end. I also loved the rows of tall planted urns.
Display using Guzmania, Neoregelia, Asparagus, and Echeveria in a landscape with a bridge. This also something that could be done indoors, I suppose, if you have a conservatory.
Okay, those were expected. Here is what I don't expect to see at the show:
Chickens! I know urban farming and chicken-keeping are all the rage, but I don't think I've ever seen livestock at the garden show before.
Koi (not totally unexpected in an exhibit promoting water features, I suppose) and a Turtle, which I found enchanting. I'm kind of weird that way. I always notice the plants at the zoo, and the animals at botanic gardens and garden shows.
Garden sculpture is not unexpected at a garden show, but I found this exhibit more captivating than many such displays that I've seen:
Bird Sculptures (but no chickens) in the exhibit called Silent Poetry: The Confluence of Stone and Plants, which also included the Anthurium pictured above.
Overall, I find it interesting that the three of the exhibits I enjoyed the most (the vertical gardens from the last post, the meditation garden, and the sculpture garden above) had nothing to do with the sports theme.