By Matt Wilson, @WilsonSTComms
A cornucopia of beautiful plants and flowers await you at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show beginning this Wednesday, April 4, and running through Sunday, April 8, at the Cow Palace in Daly City.
The show returns to the historic event center and arena after 10 years, and attendees can take public transportation to get there.
The Bayshore Caltrain Station is a little more than 1.5 miles away for those looking to work up a sweat on their way to the show. Visitors can also can walk to the Visitacion Avenue and Bay Shore Boulevard MUNI bus stop and take route 8 bus to the Geneva Avenue and Santos Street stop near the gates to the Cow Palace. Another option is the Daly City Bayshore Shuttle, which provides free service between the Bayshore neighborhood and Daly City BART.
At the show, visitors can stroll through “gorgeous designer gardens, with artfully arranged plants, trees, and flowers in full bloom,” according to organizers. There will also be demonstrations by world-class floral designers, seminars, chances to view interactive displays, opportunities to meet and ask questions of professional gardeners and nursery owners, shops to brown, and lessons in growing and prepping food.
Event hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6p.m. on Sunday.
Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at vending machines at the stations. To save time on the return trip, passengers are encouraged to buy a Day Pass or utilize the new Caltrain Mobile ticketing app. Clipper card users are reminded to tag on and tag off.
Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased through ticket machines onsite. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day. Parking permits cannot be purchased on the Caltrain Mobile app.
About the San Mateo County Transit District: The San Mateo County Transit District operates 71 SamTrans routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The San Mateo County Transit District has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain enjoyed more than five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the system, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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