Spring will be here soon…it really will.  The weatherman just said it so it must be true…right? RIGHT?!  Need a little spring in your life to tide you over until the real thing arrives? Head down to the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show this weekend at the Duke Energy Convention Center!

 The Cincinnati Home & Garden Show:

The Cincinnati Home & Garden Show® presented by the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers returns February 28 – March 1 and March 4 – 8 to Duke Energy Convention Center. The largest and longest-running spring showcase in the region brings together more than 410 landscape and interior designers, remodeling specialists, manufacturers, retail stores, specialty boutiques and contractors.

Winter  blah“We have everything you want to bring your home and garden alive in 2015,” said Vicki Hart, CFO of Hart Productions. “Bring your friends and family to enjoy our beautiful landscape and interior design spaces, and seek advice from our wide variety of landscape architects, remodeling specialists, manufacturers, retail stores and contractors. Whether you’re in a home, condo or apartment, we have solutions that will fit your space and your budget.” 

Learn from award-winning garden designer Jon Carloftis

Kentucky native Jon Carloftis, an award-winning garden designer, garden writer, lecturer and television guest on Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) and The Style Channel, will make an on-site appearance at the Show on Saturday, February 28.

Carloftis started his 23-year career in New York City where he became one of America’s pioneers in rooftop and small space gardening. Close to home, he partnered with 21c Museum Hotel to design and install a rooftop garden atop their maiden Louisville hotel.

tulipsGet inspiration for your spring projects by attending Carloftis’ seminars on Saturday, February 28, featuring new and exciting plants for your garden, container gardening and style in the garden with reclaimed and repurposed treasures.

“Whether you have a rooftop or balcony in the city, a small backyard in the suburbs or 100 acres in the country, it’s the small space right outside the back door that everyone uses most,” Carloftis explains. “With a little creativity, innovation and can-do spirit, any size space can make big impressions.” 

Home improvement inspiration and resources

More than 400 tons of dirt, rock and stone will be used to create full-scale vignettes of landscapes and hardscapes, replicating yards with paved walkways, patios, flowers, shrubbery, water features, gazebos, hot tubs, garden walls and more. 

Hundreds of home and garden service providers and industry experts will be on-site to field questions and help visitors plan their next project. Several interactive gardening and home improvement seminars from local and regional experts will be scheduled throughout the show. 

Looking to go green?

The Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ and The Garden Market℠ will once again run in tandem with the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®.  

The third annual Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ features dozens of companies offering sustainable products and services. The Garden Market℠ provides a unique shopping experience with a wide variety of specialty boutiques and retailers displaying garden accessories, décor, jewelry and gift ideas. Find gourmet food items including popcorn, coffee, dips, salsas, olive oils, spices and more for your springtime picnics and get-togethers.

HG landscape 2Show dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 28: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 1: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 4: noon – 8 p.m.l2
  • Thursday, March 5: noon – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 6: noon – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 8: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

The Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®, Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ and The Garden Market℠ are closed Monday and Tuesday, March 2 and 3.

Admission for adults is $13. Adults can save $3 on admission by buying a ticket at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores, or save $2 on admission by purchasing online at http://cincinnatihomeandgardenshow.com/. Children (ages 12 and under) are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets include admission to the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®, Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ and The Garden Market℠.

For more information about the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show®, Go Green Cincinnati Show℠ and The Garden Market℠, visit http://cincinnatihomeandgardenshow.com/. The shows are also on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/CincinnatiHomeAndGardenShow and http://www.facebook.com/GoGreenCincinnati. Follow the shows on Twitter @CincyHGS and hashtags #CincyHGS, #GardenMarket and #GoGreenCincy.


Want to win tickets to see the show for FREE?  Head over to my Facebook page and enter to win!  I have (4) Family 4-packs of tickets to check out the show any time this Friday, Saturday or Sunday!  Winner will be drawn Thursday morning – so head over and enter now!


disclosure: Tickets for giveaways were provided by the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show. All opinions above are my own.