14th Annual Gardening Show

The 14th Annual Gardening show is choc full of ideas, demonstrations and great items for your garden held Saturday January 28th at the Porter County Expo Center from 8am – 4pm. And, if you thought we had a lot of seeds to choose from last year, donations have doubled that amount this year.  We expect to open the Show with more than 20,000 packets of vegetable, herb, annual and perennial flower seeds!  We’re also bringing back gently used garden items that still have a lot of life left in them.

Kicking off the day will be “How to Become A Better Gardener-Faster!” by keynoter, Scott Beuerlein. This horticulturist from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is as entertaining as he is informative, and we guarantee you’ll enjoy hearing him speak. A complete list of seminar topics is below, and you can find speaker bios here.

If you have an artful eye, the Garden Photography Contest showcases beautiful amateur photography with a bonus – a $100 Gift Certificate from Gary Camera to the Best of Show Winner, plus $5 to the First Place Winner in each category. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on January 20, 2017 at the Porter County Purdue Extension Office, so don’t delay! This could be your year.

Everyone is a winner at our Seed & Bulb Exchange! You get free tickets with your paid admission to exchange for seeds and bulbs that have been generously donated by businesses and individuals. If you’re like most garden website for where you can also find instructions on how to donate seeds and bulbs.

Our show is a shopper’s dream with a gardening theme, featuring both new and long-cherished Vendors, while our not-for-profit Exhibitors will help you make a local connection to gardening and the environment. Our vendors and exhibitors are most generous, too, many having donated their wares as door prizes – one free entry with your paid admission! We award prizes every hour of the show, so be sure to listen if your name is called.

If you are traveling to our show, make your stay more comfortable with our lodging partner, Country Inn & Suites in Valparaiso. You’ll receive a special Show Rate of $80 plus tax and a complimentary breakfast. Call 219-476-0000 for reservations.
For More info: www.pcgarden.info 

Sue Baxter