A Blooming Good Time
Spring Home and Garden Show open for two weekends
While we are technically still in winter, the weather is telling us a different story, so it’s fitting that the Maryland Home and Garden Show is in town for the next two weekends to give us some spring inspiration.
Whether you are looking for interior or exterior products and services, you’ll have the opportunity to shop with more than 400 home improvement companies all under one roof. Exhibits will offer plenty of ideas and the experts you need for all your home improvement projects, plus unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Professional contractors specializing in decks and patios, kitchens, baths, remodeling, spas, windows, additions, and more will be on hand, and some will offer specials available only at the show.
One of visitors’ favorite parts of the Maryland Home and Garden Show is the professionally landscaped garden exhibits. This year’s garden theme is Spring Around the World, and landscapers will create their own unique gardens, each incorporating a different country into their designs. In addition to the home and gar
den vendors, the Spring Craft Show will also be included in admission. More than 125 jewelry, arts, and home crafters will have their hand-- and for sale in this juried show. Show goers can also take advantage of some of the free seminars being offered. Headlining this year is Laura Dowling, the Chief White House Florist from 2009-2015. Dowling planned and implemented decorations and floral arrangements for major events, including Christmas, state dinners, family quarters and much more. She is renowned for creating a new romantic style of flower arranging featuring free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanat-
ing from a classic bouquet. See her presentations on March 4 and 5.
Other seminars visitors may be interested in are Pruning: The Art of the Cut; Maryland: The Old Wine State; and Ten Ways to Avoid Killing Trees.
More highlights of the Maryland Home and Garden Show include:
Experience over 200 beautiful butterflies at the show. Feed them with free nectar sticks and learn about these incredible creatures. Kids and adults will love this fea
ture exhibit. Landscaping for the butterfly encounter sponsored by Eos Outdoor Services.
Flower Bouquet Giveaway Every Hour
Every hour of the show, Radebaugh Florist and the show will randomly select a happy customer to receive a beautiful free bouquet.
Orchid Show and Sale (March 10-12 only)
The Maryland Orchid Society presents their big show and sale with thousands of orchids on display. See these beautiful flowers and then buy your favorites to beautify your home. Visitors will be amazed at the many varieties of these spectacular flowers.
Experience a wide variety of animals from rabbits to goats, llamas, turtles and much more.
Crafts for Kids
Living Classrooms and the BUGS Program (Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students) will offer two free projects for kids. The first will be creating art with seeds. Kids can also learn about re-purposing by planting succulents in recycled cans. As an added bonus, visitors can make their own flower crown with real flowers for a nominal $4 fee.
Several Maryland wineries will be at the show offering free wine tastings with bottles available for purchase.
Maryland Home & Garden Show
Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, March 5 from 10 am to 6 pm
Friday, March 10 from 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, March 11 from 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, March 12 from 10 am to 6 pm
Adults $10 online, $12 at door
Seniors 62+: $8 online, $10 at door
Free Admission for Active Military, Police & Fire Employees with ID.
Kids 6-12 $3; Kids under 6 are FREE.
Parking is FREE.
Former Chief White House Florist, Laura Dowling.