LOCAL AND NATIONAL CELEBRITIES
Local and national experts provided their insight, including Jason Cameron from DIY Network's Desperate Landscapes. Also appeared were Andy and Candis Meredith from HGTV/DIY Network's Old Home Love.
Attendees took a break from winter and experienced a little bit of spring as they strolled through the fabulous feature gardens.
The feature gardens sure provided the inspiration, ideas and new gardening trends attendees looked for to get their gardens in shape for spring. Landscapers were on hand to answer questions and assist with landscaping needs.
HOME TWEET HOME
Young beneficiaries of the Des Moines Ronald McDonald House were invited to draw their dream house, and then see it come to life as a birdhouse, thanks to the talents of Central Iowa’s top media personalities, designers and tastemakers. Attendees participated in a silent auction to walk away with their favorite birdhouse. All proceeds benefited the Des Moines Ronald McDonald House.
SMALL SPACE LIVING
The latest building and housing craze right now is small space living. The Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity|Restore had on display just that. Attendees came to visit the “Studio in a Box,” and saw how they can live with less space and fewer possessions.
Presentations at THE INSPIRATION STAGE, featured local and national experts in Home and Garden. Designed by Meghan Blum Interiors.
The Market, was a unique shopping experience that featured home décor, pottery, gifts and unique items for all garden enthusiasts.
The Wine Village is always a favorite of show attendees. They enjoyed samples from many Iowa wineries and took home a bottle or two. New to the Wine Village this year was Ulrich's Meat Market.
The annual plant Sale
This annual event which occurs after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday is a buying frenzy where guests can get some great bargains from landscapers at the show. Sale items included, flowers, bushes and trees!
HERO DAY was Friday, February 10th. We recognized the dedication and sacrifices made every day by our local heroes. To show our appreciation, all past and present law enforcement officers, firefighters and military personnel received free admission to the show. THIS OFFER DID NOT EXTEND TO FAMILY MEMBERS.