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Show Bulletin:

People's Choice Awards. This is your chance to vote for your favorite Storybook Garden, today and Sunday.  Ballots are in the Garden area.

Wine Tastings. Sample 4 varieties for $10, any day of the show after 4pm near the gardens

 

 

TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS

  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores
  • Show your library card and get $3 off admission at the door any day of the show 
  • After 4pmget 2 for 1 general admission by showing your library card at the ticket window 

Simple Bath Home Stage

12-12:40 pm | Tips for a Good, Clean Investment
Stephanie Corbey, Marketing Director, Simple Bath

Whether you plan to love it or list it, learn how to design a bathroom remodel that will pay you back with Simple Bath. 

 

1-1:40 pm | How a Hobby Turned into a Business and Passion

Mother and daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak are setting out to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time. They're buying up run down homes and transforming them into stunning urban remodels. With Mina's real estate know-how and Karen's no-nonsense legal background, these ladies are unstoppable in getting the property they want and enlisting their family's help with demo and construction. When it comes to exciting new homes in the city of Indianapolis, it all comes down to the ladies of Good Bones.  Grab a seat for their stage appearance and bring your questions, too. 

*After their stage appearance, guests have the opportunity to get a selfie with Karen & Mina, free of charge

 

2-2:40 pm | Barn to the Bone
Doug Morgan, Mt. Vernon Barn Company, Host of DIY’s Barn Sweet Home.

After 30 years as one of Ohio's top corporate lawyers, Doug Morgan turned his back on the corporate world and embarked on his final career-- searching for, and rescuing, the oldest and best Ohio barns and log cabins then repurposing them as amazing, one-of-a-kind homes, home additions, and special event venues. Doug will trace his adventures looking for, acquiring, dismantling, moving, rebuilding, repairing and repurposing these incredible works of art, created by the hands of Ohio's earliest settlers.  Plus how he landed his own pilot TV show, Barn Sweet Home , on the DIY Channel.  

 

3-3:40 pm | What to Consider When Choosing a Contractor
Bill McMaster, President, Simple Bath

Selecting the right contractor can mean the difference between complete confidence and sleepless nights. A local business owner – and regular client of the remodeling industry – will provide a detailed, step-by-step, fool-proof system for choosing a reputable contractor. 

 

4-4:40 pm | Cambria Welcomes: Matt Muenster, host of Bath Crashers

Licensed contractor Matt Muenster sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen, as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements. Matt’s professional experience includes high-end interior design, and he gets an adrenaline rush every time he transforms a boring bathroom into a fantastic one on DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and BATHtastic! Series. 

*After his stage appearance, guests have the opportunity to get a selfie with Matt Muenster at Club Cambria near the gardens, free of charge

 

5-5:40 pm | Remodeling = Recycling

Bryan Hamilton, Hamilton Contractors

Learn how remodeling your home is recycling un-used, un-wanted space!  Recycling is more than just throwing un-wanted items in the right color bin.  Improve your way of life and that of your family by using cost effective methods to make your home the best it can be!  


Dave Fox Garden & Education Center

11-11:40 | Berry Production.

Learn how to grow healthy fresh berries in the home garden with Gary Gao.

12-12:40 pm | Growing Nutritious Berries in the Backyard

This session will begin at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center, then involves a hands-on demonstration in The Edible Garden.

1-1:40 pm | Gardening to Attract Birds
Birds can be a welcome and beneficial part of a garden plan.  Learn tips and techniques to draw them in with George Peach.

2-2:40 pm | Backyard Vermin -- and Getting them Out of Your Yard!
Getting rid of unwanted animal pests will allow better production and more enjoyment from your garden with Lori Overmyer.

How to Grow Blueberries in a Sack.

This hand-on demonstration will take place in The Edible Garden.  Meet at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center for information.

3-3:40 pm | Hydrangeas
Learn how to care for and get the best colors from this popular flower with Eric Barrett.

4-4:40 pm | Soil Basics.

Bad soil yields poor crops, whether they are flowers, vegetables, trees or shrubs.  This session will explore how to assure your soil is right for what you want to grow.  This session will begin at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center, then involves a hands-on demonstration in The Edible Garden.

5-5:40 pm | Cover Crops
Learn the basics of using cover crops to treat garden problems and build soil health with Tim McDermott.

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Show Bulletin: 

People’s Choice.  Last day to vote for your favorite garden.  Don't forget to vote!

Wine Tastings. Sample 4 varieties for $10, any day of the show after 4pm near the gardens

 

TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS

  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores
  • Show your library card and get $3 off admission at the door any day of the show 
  • After 4pmget 2 for 1 general admission by showing your library card at the ticket window 
 

Simple Bath Home Stage

11-11:30 am | DIY Window Treatments

Choosing window treatments for your home is as personal a choice as selecting furnishings for your rooms – they’ll add style, color and texture to your décor.  You’ll learn the advantages, choices and options for using blinds, plus things you might not have considered like energy savings, privacy, security, ease of use and longevity.   Plus see high tech innovations like remote control blinds that will add a cool factor to your home-style.  You’ll also get tips and secrets for proper measurement and installation. Blind experts from Levelor.

11:30 - 12:00 pm | Best-Kept Secrets of Professional Painters

Painting is a simple way to enhance the charm of your home, inside or out.  Learn time-proven secrets and tips that the pros use to get top quality results, quickly.  Learn preparation techniques that are vital, selecting colors, differences in finishes, paint life and wearability, secrets for applying paint to different surfaces, and tools that can make the job easier and improve the outcome.  We’ll answer your DIY painting questions, and discuss common trouble spots that will give you the confidence to get started right away.  Paint Experts from Sherwin Williams and Valspar.

12:00 -12:30 pm | DIY Plumbing Essentials

Dripping faucet? Leaky outdoor hose bibb?   Running toilet?  Clogged drains?  Hot water is luke warm?   Our experts will show you how you can easily fix these annoying problems – where to start, how to buy the correct parts and supplies, and things to avoid.  This is a perfect session for first-time home-owners to learn the basics of repair and give you the confidence to tackle your own plumbing problems.   Lowe’s plumbing experts.

12:30 -1:00 pm | Bright Ideas for DIY Lighting Projects.

Proper lighting can make or break the ambiance of a room – it’s an essential element in the decoration of your home.  Lowe’s experts will shed some light on simple projects that can have a dramatic impact – like light how to install the correct dimmer, converting old fashioned lights to smart pendant lights, and understating why buying a simple light bulb isn’t so simple anymore.  Experts will help you overcome your fears of taking on basic projects that will help you beautify your home while saving time and money.  Lowe’s lighting experts.

1-1:40 pm | Tom Silva from “This Old House”

*Appearance presented by WOSU

As a proud member of America's favorite home improvement team since 1986, general contractor Tom Silva has provided years of expert advice to home enthusiasts across the country on This Old House. He also brings his endless expertise to This Old House's sister show, Ask This Old House. See Tom in person, and get your selfie with him afterwards, check onsite for location.

*After his stage appearance, guests have the opportunity to get a selfie with Tom, free of charge

2 - 2:30 pm | DIY Window Treatments

Choosing window treatments for your home is as personal a choice as selecting furnishings for your rooms – they’ll add style, color and texture to your décor.  You’ll learn the advantages, choices and options for using blinds, plus things you might not have considered like energy savings, privacy, security, ease of use and longevity.   Plus see high tech innovations like remote control blinds that will add a cool factor to your home-style.  You’ll also get tips and secrets for proper measurement and installation.  Blind experts from Levelor.

2:30 - 3:00 pm | Best-Kept Secrets of Professional Painters

Painting is a simple way to enhance the charm of your home, inside or out.  Learn time-proven secrets and tips that the pros use to get top quality results, quickly.  Learn preparation techniques that are vital, selecting colors, differences in finishes, paint life and wearability, secrets for applying paint to different surfaces, and tools that can make the job easier and improve the outcome.  We’ll answer your DIY painting questions, and discuss common trouble spots that will give you the confidence to get started right away.  Paint Experts from Sherwin Williams and Valspar.

3 - 3:30 pm | DIY Plumbing Essentials

Dripping faucet? Leaky outdoor hose bibb?   Running toilet?  Clogged drains?  Hot water is lukewarm?   Our experts will show you how you can easily fix these annoying problems – where to start, how to buy the correct parts and supplies, and things to avoid.  This is a perfect session for first-time home-owners to learn the basics of repair and give you the confidence to tackle your own plumbing problems.  Lowe’s plumbing experts.

3:30 - 4:00 pm | Bright Ideas for DIY Lighting Projects.

Proper lighting can make or break the ambiance of a room – it’s an essential element in the decoration of your home.  Lowe’s experts will shed some light on simple projects that can have a dramatic impact – like light how to install a dimmer, converting old fashioned lights to smart pendant lights, and understating why buying a simple light bulb isn’t so simple anymore.  Experts will help you overcome your fears of taking on basic projects that will help you beautify your home while saving time and money.  Lowe’s lighting experts.

4-4:40 pm | Tom Silva from “This Old House”

*Appearance presented by WOSU

Get your selfie with Tom before his presentation, check onsite for location.  As a proud member of America's favorite home improvement team since 1986, general contractor Tom Silva has provided years of expert advice to home enthusiasts across the country on This Old House. He also brings his endless expertise to This Old House's sister show, Ask This Old House.


Dave Fox Garden & Education Center

12-12:40 pm | Spring Plants and Your Pets

Do you wonder if that pretty plant is OK for Fluffy and Fido?  Learn what plants are best for spring holidays and gardens when you have pets with Laurie Fomby.

 

1-1:40 pm | Easy Propagation of Succulents and Hardwood Cutting

Learn how to propagate succulents into new plants from ones you already own.  This step-by-step tutorial will meet at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center, then involves a hands-on demonstration in The Edible Garden.

 

2-2:40 pm | Joyful Gardening, Joyful Eating

Learn how to grow and enjoy a diverse garden that will enrich you physically, mentally and spiritually with Deb Knapke.

 

3-4:40 pm | Dave Fox’s FUR-ever Friends

You can’t buy love…but you can rescue it, and if you can’t live with your kitchen…. you can remodel it! Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers is a full-service design build firm full of dog lovers! Come join us, along with the Franklin County Dog Shelter, to visit with some of their adoptable dogs and find your FUR-ever friend and FOR-ever remodeler. A house is never lonely where a loving dog, and a new kitchen, are waiting for you.

 

5-5:40 pm | Gardening with Herbs

Make sure to include herbs as a functional and attractive part of your garden with these helpful tips with Lori Overmyer.

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Show Bulletin:

Wine Tastings. Sample 4 varieties for $10, any day of the show after 4pm near the gardens

 

TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS

  • Show your library card to receive 2 admissions for price of one!
  • Teachers K-12 with ID receive free admission, courtesy of OCLC
  • Military and first responders with ID receive free admission, courtesy of Hamilton Contractors
  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores

Simple Bath Home Stage

11:30-12:00 pm | My Special Word  – Empowering Children to Believe in Themselves

This session is designed for children and their parents.  There is a movement underway, to EMPOWER CHILDREN TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES, and it started right here in Columbus.  In this fun and interactive session led by Columbus native and My Special Word founder Dwight Smith, kids will learn how this simple idea – finding their very own special word and living by it – can change the path of their life, to better themselves and our community.  You’re gonna have fun, so get your seat early, plus twenty kids will get a free copy of the book.  My Special Word is a not-for-profit program with the aspiration of inspiring our youth to think about the wonderful people they are and that they hope to become through the use of positive words.

 

12:15-12:45 pm | “G” is for Garden Storytime

Columbus Metropolitan Library presents a G is for Garden Storytime, inspired by The Home & Garden Show. Parents and kids will hear stories about things that grow and learn tips on using books to be prepared for kindergarten and reading success.

 

1-1:40 pm | Eric Litwin: Original author of Pete the Cat, the Nuts and Groovy Joe

Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Best Selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric's books have sold over 10 million copies, been translated into 15 languages, and won 19 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.

*After his stage appearance, guests have the opportunity to get a selfie with Eric Litwin, free of charge

 

2-4:00 pm CELEBRATION OF LOCAL AUTHORS (Simple Bath Home Stage)

Meet these acclaimed authors in person as we celebrate Library Day: Julia DeVillers, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Ruth Emmie Lang, Jen Maschari, Mindy McGinnis, Wolfgang Parker, Edith Pattou, Natalie D. Richards, and Nancy Roe Pimm.  See full bio of each author in the event guide.


Dave Fox Garden & Education Center

11-1:00pm | CELEBRATION OF LOCAL AUTHORS

*Located near the Gardens

Meet these acclaimed authors in person as we celebrate Library Day: Jessica Fries-Gaither, Patricia Sargeant (Olivia Matthews), Linda Stanek, Jeff Wilson, Kerry Winfrey, Robin Yocum.  See full bio of each author in the event guide.

 

11-11:40 am | How to Grow a Garden in the Ground or in a Raised Bed

In this session, hear from experts on the differences and advantages of each garden type, and which may be best for your yard and garden set up.  We will discuss soil compacting, length of growing season, drainage, amendments, and conservation.  This is a hands on demonstration in The Edible Garden -- meet-up at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center first.

 

12-12:40 pm | Spiders

Learn how spiders are the ultimate beneficial insect predator that you want to encourage in the garden with Mary Griffith.

 

1-1:40 pm | Steps to Starting a School Garden

Have you ever wondered how to start a school garden?  This session will introduce you to all the things to consider including site selection, soil testing, engaging stakeholders, sustainability of the garden and more with Sue Hogan.  
 

2:15-2:45 pm | My Special Word  – Empowering Children to Believe in Themselves

This session is designed for children and their parents.  There is a movement underway, to EMPOWER CHILDREN TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES, and it started right here in Columbus.  In this fun and interactive session led by Columbus native and My Special Word founder Dwight Smith, kids will learn how this simple idea – finding their very own special word and living by it – can change the path of their life, to better themselves and our community.  You’re gonna have fun, so get your seat early plus twenty kids will get a free copy of the book. .  My Special Word is a not-for-profit program with the aspiration of inspiring our youth to think about the wonderful people they are and that they hope to become through the use of positive words.

 

3-3:20 pm | “G” is for Garden Storytime

Columbus Metropolitan Library presents a G is for Garden storytime, inspired by The Home & Garden Show. Parents and kids will hear stories about things that grow and learn tips on using books to be prepared for kindergarten and reading success.

 

How to Construct and Plant a Square Foot Garden

This hands-on demonstration will take place in The Edible Garden.  Meet at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center for information.  Square foot gardens are certainly beautiful, but is this method effective.  We’ll cover how-to basics and the pros and cons of square foot gardens.

 

3:30-4:15 pm | Eric Litwin: Original author of Pete the Cat, the Nuts and Groovy Joe

Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Best Selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric's books have sold over 10 million copies, been translated into 15 languages, and won 19 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.

 

5-5:40 pm | Spring Plants and Your Pets.

Do you wonder if that pretty plant is OK for Fluffy and Fido?  Learn what plants are best for spring holidays and gardens when you have pets with Laurie Fomby.

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This day is programmed especially for Gardening Lovers with special gardening programs all day.

Show Bulletin:

Special Drawing.  At each session today, 10 people will receive free a pair of Scotts Garden Gloves -- high quality and durable, to hold up to your toughest gardening workout.  

Wine Tastings. Sample 4 varieties for $10, any day of the show after 4pm near the gardens

 

TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS 

  • K-12 teachers with ID receive free admission, courtesy of OCLC
  • After 4pmget 2 for 1 general admission by showing your library card at the ticket window 
  • Military and first responders with ID receive free admission, courtesy of Hamilton Contractors
  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores

Simple Bath Home Stage

12:45 -1:45 pm | Festival of Plants - Moderated by Tom Wood

Join area experts in a panel conversation on some of our favorite plants, learn what’s most suitable for your garden and get insider tips and secrets for beautiful results.  Bring your questions and get answers from the experts. Representatives from these societies will participate in the panel, and others may join in:  African Violet, Bonsai, Dahlia, Daylily, Herbs, Hosta, Roses and Orchid.  

 

2-2:40 pm | How to Attract Backyard Songbirds & Wildlife
Invite desirable wildlife into your garden year-round! By providing the right food and habitat, you’ll see more chickadees, chipmunks, and butterflies. Learn which plants attract the animals you like -- and why. Attendees receive a list of easy-to-grow plants to attract native wildlife.
SPECIAL DRAWING: One lucky attendee will receive a FREE 60-minute at-home consultation with Tisa Watts (www.ColumbusGardenCoach.com) to discuss the gardening topic of your choice!
 

3-3:40 pm | Five Essential Herbs for the Garden

Brooke Sackenheim, Ohio Herb Education Center.

Join Brooke Sackenheim, Ohio Herb Education Center instructor, for an in-depth look at five must-have herbs: how to grow them and how to use them. Herbs are tough plants that do well in most Central Ohio gardens, and are a great place to start for the beginning gardener. What do you do with them once you’ve grown them? Come hear easy cooking suggestions, as well as some surprising uses beyond the kitchen.  
 

4-4:40 pm | Growing your Garden 365 Days a Year, Indoors & Out

Find out how easy it is to grow fresh food all year-round, right in your own home and yard.  We will cover the benefits of growing hydroponically, and how Root Farm products make it easy to get started.  And if you are worried about not having the ideal planting environment outdoors, worry no more.  This session will cover how to build and maintain a raised bed garden using high-quality products for proven results.  Presented by Lauren Arffa, Miracle-Gro and Root Farm Hydroponics; Justin Krebs, Haley Clinker, Joseph Evans and Tyson Bender of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

 

5-5:40 pm | Peppers and Parsnips Among the Petunias: Mixing Edibles and Ornamentals

Integrate your edible plants elegantly throughout your landscape? Absolutely.  Grow fresh produce while increasing the beauty of your garden. Learn expert tips and secrets like which plants like to grow next to each other, how to use small space wisely, cultural considerations, low maintenance techniques, and making your landscape attractive in all seasons. Mark Miller, Ph.D, Outreach Education Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

 

6-6:40 pm | Tracy DiSabato-Aust:  The Well-Designed Mixed Garden

This new and informative lecture discusses the design fundamentals of border building using a wide palette of plant material. Design steps, color, texture, form, design principles, as well as mixed garden designs will be highlighted. Learn from an artist and keen plants woman about creating gorgeous and environmentally sound gardens.


Dave Fox Garden & Education Center

1-1:40 pm | How to Transplant

Transplanting can have a big effect on how well your garden grows.  Whether you need to move the plant into a bigger pot or outdoors, it is important that you do it right.  When should you transplant your plants?  How do you prevent shock?  Find out answers to all your questions and learn proper technique.  Meet at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Stage for this session, that includes a hands-on workshop in The Edible Garden.

 

3-3:40 pm | Starting Vegetables from Seed

Of course you can buy young plants, but you will have a much wider variety if you start your own vegetable plants from seed... and it's cheaper!  Learn tips and secrets to improve results.  Meet at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center first, then this session will move to The Edible Garden.

 

4-4:40 pm | Tracy DiSabato-Aust: The Art of Pruning Perennials Revisited

Are you new to the art of pruning perennials or could your pruning skills use sharpening?  Then join internationally renowned DiSabato-Aust for the first time, or for a refresher lesson, based on her newly revised book, about the exciting and innovative techniques of  pruning perennials.

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Show Bulletin:

Wine Tastings. Sample 4 varieties for $10, any day of the show after 4pm near the gardens

ALIVE Craft Beer Night presented by Third Sun Solar + Dine Originals Restaurant Tastings. See the stage schedule below for full details!

Beers with the DMG Editors. The inaugural Beer with the DMG Editors will kickoff at the show! Stop by the Simple Bath Home Stage from 5pm-7pm, and share your story ideas, discuss what's been in the news and put a face to the names you see in each edition of the paper.

 

TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS 

  • K-12 teachers with ID receive free admission, courtesy of OCLC
  • $3 off at the door admission with your library card
  • After 4pmget 2 for 1 general admission by showing your library card at the ticket window 
  • Military and first responders with ID receive free admission, courtesy of Hamilton Contractors
  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores

 


Simple Bath Home Stage

1:00-3:00 | Dine Originals Dueling Chef Demos

Join these top chefs around town as they entertain you with their culinary skill, and expertise about what we all love to eat. During each 30 minute session, 10 audience guests will receive a Dine Originals Coupon Books ($520 value).  

 

3:30-8:00 pm | Alive Craft Beer Night presented by Third Sun Solar & Dine Originals Restaurant Tastings

Sample your favorite brews like Goose, Shock Top, Alaska Amber and others, and enjoy scrumptious food bites from the restaurants of Dine Originals Columbus (5pm-7pm).  Dine Originals Columbus helps sustain independent restaurants and make them more viable.  Five craft beer samples for $10 at the Simple Bath Home Stage and also the Gardens area, includes 8 food samples from 5pm-7pm prepared by: Barcelona, Katzinger's, Chile Verde, & The Top.

 
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Dave Fox Garden & Education Center

1-1:40 pm | The Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden

Since the 1950s when Governor C. William O’Neill first occupied The Governor’s Residence with his family, the house has been the official residence of ten Ohio chief executives, men and women of both parties. It is a house that belongs to all Ohioans.  The Heritage Garden was first conceived in 2000 as a way to showcase Ohio’s natural history to thousands of annual visitors.  Find out what makes this garden special.  Meet at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Stage, then this hands-on demonstration will continue in The Edible Garden.  

 

3-3:40 pm | How to Grow in a Container

Find out which plants and vegetables do best in containers, types of soil, planting care --  we’ll cover all the basics in this session. This hands-on demonstration will meet-up at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center then move to The Edible Garden.  

 

3:30-8:00 pm | Alive Craft Beer Night presented by Third Sun Solar & Dine Originals Restaurant Tastings

Sample your favorite brews like Goose, Shock Top, Alaska Amber and others, and enjoy scrumptious food bites from the restaurants of Dine Originals Columbus.  Dine Originals Columbus helps sustain independent restaurants and make them more viable. Five craft beer samples for $10 at the Simple Bath Home Stage and also the Gardens area, includes food samples from 5pm-7pm prepared by: Barcelona, Katzinger's, Chile Verde, and The Top.

 
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Show Bulletin:

Wine Tastings. Sample 4 varieties for $10, any day of the show after 4pm near the gardens

 

TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS 

  • K-12 teachers with ID receive free admission, courtesy of OCLC
  • After 4pmget 2 for 1 general admission by showing your library card at the ticket window 
  • Military and first responders with ID receive free admission, courtesy of Hamilton Contractors
  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores

Simple Bath Home Stage

1-1:40 pm | The Greened House Effect

How do you make a leaky, 70-year-old home work like a new, 21st century, green-built home? Through a process called a “deep energy retrofit” (DER). Jeff Wilson tells the story of his family’s DER, which reduced their energy bills by over 90% while making the home a more comfortable, healthier place to live. At the same time, DERs have the potential to solve some of the most pressing problems of our economy, environment, and energy security.  Jeff Wilson hosts Real Rail Adventures on public television, and has hosted nearly 200 episodes on HGTV & DIY Networks.

 

2-2:40 pm | Secrets to Creating Homes that Make Life Easier
Today’s Boomers are living longer -- and want to live better without giving up freedom, safety or peace of mind. Whether remodeling, renting or buying new -- for themselves or their parents -- they want to live more affordably and conveniently without sacrificing quality of life! Discover the exciting new options available today from a leading expert on home design, that will transform your home and garden despite the challenges that come with disability or aging.  Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. -- a nationally known speaker, author, and consultant on universal design, accessible design, and green home building.

 

3:30 -8:00 pm | Alive Craft Beer Night presented by Third Sun Solar

Taste samples of favorite craft brews while you stroll the Gardens and Home & Garden show.  Five craft beer samples for $10 at the Simple Bath Home Stage and in the Gardens area.  


Dave Fox Garden & Education Center

1-1:40 pm | Plant Propagation

Learn some simple ways to propagate additional plants.  We will talk about dividing existing plants, layering plants, using cuttings to create new plants, and  growing plants from seeds with Bill Johnson.
 

2-8:00 pm | Private Event

The Dave Fox Garden and Education Stage will be closed during this time for a private event.  The sessions below will take place in The Edible Garden at booth #2621.

 

2-2:40 | Composting at Home

This session will take place in The Edible Garden, get information at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center.  Find out why compost may be the single most important supplement you can give your garden soil.  Plus insider tips for best results with different types of material, from shrub prunings or newspaper to coffee grounds and cuttings.

 

3:30 -8:00 pm | Alive Craft Beer Night presented by Third Sun Solar

Taste samples of favorite craft brews while you stroll the Gardens and Home & Garden show.  Five craft beer samples for $10 at the Simple Bath Home Stage and in the Gardens area.

 

4-4:40 p.m. | Grafting Fruit Trees

This session will take place in The Edible Garden, get information at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center.  Find out which trees are most suitable for grafting, best time of year and other techniques to get the results you want.  

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Show Bulletin:

Kids Choice Awards. Kids get the chance to vote for their favorite storybook garden! 

Wine Tastings. Sample 4 varieties for $10, any day of the show after 4pm near the gardens

 

TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS

  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores (starting Feb. 1)
  • Show your library card and get $3 off admission at the door any day of the show 
  • After 4pmget 2 for 1 general admission by showing your library card at the ticket window 

Simple Bath Home Stage

10am - 6:00 pm | LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus

Near the Simple Bath Home Stage area

Join LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus for some BRICK-tastic fun on Kids Day! Meet Bertie, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center mascot, let your imaginations run wild by building your very own unique designs in our awesome LEGO® brick pits! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus will open later this year at Easton Town Center and will feature a range of LEGO theme play areas, two interactive rides, Master Model Builder classes, party rooms and a 4-D Cinema plus much more. Learn more at https://columbus.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/.  Register at their booth to win one of two Annual Family Four Pack prizes that LEGOLAND will give away today ($280 value each).

 

10am - 2:00 pm | Child I.D.’s by Franklin County Sheriff

Lowe’s booth area

Using their Child Identification system, Deputy Sheriffs will create an identification card for your child complete with a picture, physical description and fingerprint, for for parents to have on hand in the event of an emergency.  Courtesy of Lowe’s.

 

11-11:40 am | Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Animal Ambassadors

See and learn about the animals that travel with Jack Hanna.  Discover where they are from, what they eat, and you might even get a chance to touch the birds, or a variety of mammals.  

 

12:15-12:45 pm | Should You Stay or Should You Go?
The decision to "love it" or "list it" is not as easy at they make it look on TV.  This session will explore two topics -- (1) things to check off your to-do list before you start a bath remodel to improve your payback, like design, must-do's and things you can skip, and (2) how to decide if you should DIY or use a contractor, and a proven step-by-step, foolproof process for selecting a contractor so you can sleep at night, and be sure to get what you purchased – sans surprises.  Bill McMaster and Stephanie Corbey, Simple Bath.

 

1-1:40 pm | PJ & Thomas McKay from HGTV’s Down to the Studs

Based out of the booming real estate market of Chattanooga, husband-husband duo PJ and Thomas are using their design and renovation skills to improve their hometown, one flip at a time. Partnered with Thomas' sister, Sydney, and PJ's friend and neighbor, Tania, this dynamic team brings beauty and value to even the most dilapidated homes.  They’ll take you behind the scenes of their HGTV show, talk about the do’s and don’ts of renovating, and share tips on how to renovate and design your home on a budget.

*After their stage appearance, guests have the opportunity to get a selfie with PJ & Thomas, free of charge

 

2-2:40 pm | Ohio Wildlife

Ohio Wildlife Center runs central Ohio's only free Wildlife Hospital where they treat nearly 5,000 animals a year. Join the Center's Education Team to learn more about the work they do and to meet some of their Ambassador Animals in person.

 

3-4:45 pm | Lowe’s Plant & Grow Kids Activity

Kids -- come play and feel the joy of getting your fingers dirty as you plant your own seeds in soil to take home and watch grow at the Simple Bath Home Stage.

 

5-5:40 pm | Ohio Wildlife

Ohio Wildlife Center runs central Ohio's only free Wildlife Hospital where they treat nearly 5,000 animals a year. Join the Center's Education Team to learn more about the work they do and to meet some of their Ambassador Animals in person.


Dave Fox Garden & Education Center

11-11:40 am | Low Maintenance Annuals for Your New Landscape

You can have a colorful and beautiful garden landscape without extra time and work involved with low maintenance annuals with Pam Bennett.
 

12-12:40 pm | Macro Garden Photography

Take beautiful photographs to share with friends, family and social media to show off your garden with Danae Wolfe.

 

12:15-12:45 pm | Native Tree and Shrub Favorites: Pros, Cons, and Where to Plant

This hands-on demonstration will meet-up at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center then move to a hands-on demonstration in The Edible Garden.  

 

1-1:40 pm | Mushrooms

Learn about the wide variety of wild mushrooms growing in Ohio, with Erika Lyon.


 

2-3:40 pm | Dave Fox’s Mini Contractors Workshop

Come join the Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers team for this FREE hands-on workshop for you and your child! This kids workshop will provide a lively environment mixing skill-building, creativity, and safety for future DIYers and carpenters alike.  You and your child will get to build, decorate, and take home their project, along with a fun Dave Fox kids hard hat. This will be on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Let’s get those mini-builders started young!

 

2-2:40 pm | Growing your Teas in a Pot.

This session will take place in The Edible Garden, get information at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center.
 

4-4:40 pm | Five Native Flowers to Grow.

This hands-on demonstration will meet-up at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center then move to The Edible Garden.  

 

5-5:40 pm | Gardening for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden will help with both halves and overall garden  health.

 

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Show Bulletin: 

Wine Tastings. $2 for a wine sample, happening all day at Club Cambria in the gardens.

Plant Sale. Starts at 5pm today. Inquire with the landscaper in the garden of interest. Be sure to bring your own cart! 

 

TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS

  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores (starting Feb. 1)
  • Show your library card and get $3 off admission at the door any day of the show 
  • After 4pmget 2 for 1 general admission by showing your library card at the ticket window 

 


Simple Bath Home Stage

 

10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Pop-Up Arts Fest Marketplace
In partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Arts Festival, the Home & Garden Show will debut the first ever Arts Fest Pop-Up Marketplace this year. Explore Columbus-based artists working in a variety of mediums featuring beautiful works of art at reasonable prices for both your home and you.  Shop metal sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, photography and paintings. Plus live demos on stained glass, torch work glass and painting, or participate in making a Matisse-a Pizza collage. Whether you’re searching for a unique piece that makes a statement for your home or you are just curious about the artists’ processes, the Arts Fest Pop-Up will satisfy your creative craving.


Dave Fox Garden & Education Center

12-12:40 pm | Starter Herbs to Enrich Your Garden

This hand-on demonstration will meet-up at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center then move to The Edible Garden.  

 

2-2:40 pm | Pest Control with Row Covers

This hand-on demonstration will meet-up at the Dave Fox Garden & Education Center then move to The Edible Garden. Gardens have bugs, that’s just part of life in a garden.  But when bugs get out of control, problems begin.  Find out how a simple row cover can protect your plants from the bugs you don’t want.

 

3-3:40 pm | How to Deal With Wildlife in the Home Garden

Learn techniques to deter deer, groundhogs and other animals from eating your flowers, veggies and herbs with Marne Titchenell.

 

4-4:40 pm | Raised Bed Gardening

Learn how raised bed gardening can maximize production while producing a healthy harvest. Different types of beds will be discussed to fit into your garden plan with Lori Overmyer.

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