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16th Annual Gardening Show – Porter County Expo Center

     Valparaiso, IN. Jan. 25th, 2020 – The 16th Annual Gardening Show sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension and its Porter County Master Gardeners will be held Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2020 at the newly renovated Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, IN, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST (Chicago time). 

     Our Award-winning event will feature nationally-known gardening experts including the award winning newspaper and magazine journalist Jo Ellen Myers Sharp,  will be presenting “Annuals: A Lot of Color For the Coin.
     Gardening author and presenter Janet Macunovich will be presenting  “Best Foot Forward: Ideas for Entrance Gardens” and “Plant it Well, Even When the Roots aren’t Right.

     Head of landscape horticulture at Morton arboretum Todd Jacobson, will be presenting “Intriguing Woody Bones for the Perennial Border.” 
     Others will speak and demonstrate on many gardening topics.   One of the largest seed & bulb exchanges is an attraction to many.  Plus there will be a garden photography contest, children’s activity corner, food services, and more than 100 exhibitors of products and services for and about gardens and gardening. 
     This years theme is “20/20 vision for your garden”. We will be collecting eyeglasses on behalf of Lions Club International, so please bring your gently used eyeglasses to donate.
     Admission: $10 cash or check, children under 12 free; free parking, seed and bulb exchange tickets and door prizes. Special lodging available,  For more info visit
Show Location

Porter County Expo Center

215 East Division Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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