Flower shows are gatherings of scientists and horticulturalists, sometimes seed companies, amateur growers, and the general enthusiast who look display and peruse the newest developments in flowers. Explore the history of these events from the early 1800s through the 1900s as they inspired generations of gardeners. The primary sources documenting these botanical gatherings include images in a variety of formats taken at these events between xx-xx; awards and medals, newspaper clippings, and other publicity material; and invitations, brochures, and partial transcripts of speeches.