Fri., Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2011
Whether you’re looking for a rare antique asparagus fork, an innovative new use for peonies or just a simple glimpse of spring amid the grey slush of winter, the 21st annual fundraiser for The Exchange Club Charities and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art promises a feast for the senses. The three-day exhibition of all things design-oriented will transform the cavernous convention center into a sublime and beautiful series of gardens by local landscaping luminaries. Billed as the largest show of its kind in the U.S., the A & G draws dealers of antiques, arts and horticulture from across the country to display and sell a vast array of furniture, plants, paintings, jewelry, gardening equipment and more. Speakers include Sarah Champier, personal florist for 11 years to Prince Charles, and interior-design grande dame Charlotte Moss. The weekend includes a Collectors’ Party on Friday, Jazz Night on Saturday, and a free series of “Ask the Expert” conversations featuring an appearance by Cathy Whitlock, author of the acclaimed book Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction. Tickets are $15 per day at the door. For a full schedule of lectures, events and prices, visit antiquesandgardenshow.com.