ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — After a two-year pandemic hiatus, a springtime staple is back in the city of Attleboro.
The Attleboro Arts Museum's Flower Show is back with seven displays of floral and landscaping exhibits, local art, and live music. The theme for this year's show was animal habitats, with displays featuring flamingos, bunnies, and polar bears.
Mim Brooks Fawcett, the museum's executive director, told WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe it felt great to have people back enjoying the displays after missing the last two years because of the pandemic.
"We're just happy to have the show up and running again," she said. "But the biggest gift I think is just how happy our guests are."
One guest came from Norfolk to see the show and said it was a great rainy day pick-me-up.
"It's got a good representation of local artwork," she said. "The floral displays are really nice to see on a rainy March day."
This year's event features displays from Briggs Nursery in Attleboro, the Bristol County Agricultural High School Floriculture Program in Rehoboth, Flowers by the Station in Attleboro, Helping Hands Florist in Plainville, Nolan’s Flowers & Gifts in North Attleborough, Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery in Tiverton, RI, and Rosebud Florist from Pawtucket, RI.
Fawcett said the event is a great way to kick off spring.
"It's a really nice sensory experience," she said. "It signifies spring."
The show runs until March 27 and has limits on capacity because of the pandemic. Visitors can attend the show during set time slots.
WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.