New Year, New Garden
The 2020 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show will run Feb. 26 to March 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Photo courtesy of Marketplace Events
The 2020 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show will run Feb. 26-March 1 and is inspired by the talent and expertise of Minnesota landscapers with this year’s theme, “Gardens Through the Decades.”
Spruce up your garden, whether indoors or out, with the tips and tricks of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show. This year, the show will take place Feb. 26-March 1 and features a “Gardens Through the Decades” theme, which honors the work of landscapers all over Minnesota. With celebrity appearances, including Dirty Jobs creator and host Mike Rowe, the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is bringing the best of the best for all landscaping and home needs.
“Rowe is scheduled to appear at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 11:30 a.m. His Leap Day presentation will focus on debunking the myths and misperceptions about the skilled trades and to help close the skills gap—an issue that directly impacts the home improvement industry. Rowe’s appearance is sponsored by Lennox and Liberty Comfort Systems Heating and Cooling,” says Molly Steinke, who works in media & public relations for the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show.
In addition to traditional home and garden advice, this year’s show will also feature a Try a Trade booth, which will have experts in plumbing, woodworking, electrical, HVAC, and other trades to provide hands-on experience for attendees.
Other new exhibits include the Barking Lot, which features exhibitors selling everything you need for your furry friends. “Still looking for your next best friend? Ruff Start Rescue will be on site with dogs up for adoption,” Steinke adds.
To involve some younger crowds, this year’s show will be displaying playhouses built by students from local high schools as part of their curriculum. All playhouses will be auctioned off with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
For some home renovation inspiration, you’ll want to check out ESP Homes’ Idea Home, which will feature a “Forever Home” right inside the Convention Center. With everything from custom cabinets to innovative built-ins and the newest finds in furniture, accessories, and lighting design, all features of the Idea Home will show attendees how to create a happy and healthy environment. Furnishings are provided by HOM Furniture and landscaping from The Garden By The Woods.
“The feature gardens, with seven of the most talented landscapers from all over Minnesota, will be using the theme ‘Gardens Through the Decades’ as inspiration. This year’s landscapers are Bachman’s, Holm and Olson Landscape Design & Construction, Landstyle Design & Construction, Mickman Brothers, NRD Landscape Design + Build, Oflora Gardens, and Stonewall Inc.,” Steinke adds.
To spruce up the event with a little competition, the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show will be featuring a Deck Wars, where four local deck companies will show attendees how they can take their decks to the next level. Sponsored by TimberTech, the builders will compete for the title of Deck Wars Champion.
The Garden + Home Stage will feature professional planters and green-thumbs-in-training alike, Steinke says. “No matter your budget, style, or size of space, our experts will provide you with tips, tricks and inspiration to help make your gardening dreams a reality,” she adds.
An addition that several Minneapolis Home + Garden Show attendees have been anticipating is the Garden Market, which will allow attendees to shop around for garden products. It will feature the latest in flowers, other plants, and garden décor.
Still have questions? Stop by the Pottery Barn booth to ask professional designers any questions or express style doubts you might be having. Bring your photos, paint swatches, and samples and take advantage of these complimentary one-on-one consultations.
Overall, the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is a welcome sight for all who cherish their homes and plants. Especially after a long, bleak winter.
“I like to think the gardens are interactive—the smell and the color… such a welcome future sign of spring,” says Steinke.
Adult tickets are $12 online (discount courtesy of HomeServe) and $14 at the door, and tickets are $4 for children ages six to 12. Children five and under are free. Tickets are also available for a discounted price of $12 at local Cub Foods, Menards, or Bachman’s stores. Metro Transit is offering free rides to and from the show on Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1. Free passes are available online.
To order tickets and learn the most up-to-date information, visit homeandgardenshow.com.
Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave. S.