Each year, a lead hydrangea is chosen for the Flower Show and the Festival. For 2017, the lead hydrangea is Ocean and the theme is “Making Waves” in a positive way for the community. The Flower Show is a Standard Flower Show and the Show is judged by State Garden Club Judges. The Flower Show has won top state and national awards in its category and this year should be no exception. It is executed by Douglas County Garden Clubs (Ama Kanasta, Town and Country, and Sweetwater), as well as the support of the awesome Douglas County Master Gardeners. The show includes a multitude of horticulture entries from local residents. In previous years, there have been over 500 entries creating a vision for all visitors to enjoy. There are also design table settings, bed trays, educational exhibits and more, all of which are breathtaking. All in all, the flower show is something you will not want to miss. As a suggestion, you might allow 1-2 hours to make sure you are able to see and absorb all the elements of the Flower Show. Free shuttle to this location. Note that the Flower Show opens at 1:00 pm on Saturday due to state judging. It opens at 9:00 am on Sunday.