Tired of winter? Attend Garden Expo!

Bitter cold? Check. Blowing snow? Check.

All right. I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for spring. Luckily, we are just two weeks away from WPT’s annual indoor taste of spring-like atmosphere – Garden Expo!

We hope you’ll join us for one, two or three days of fun in Madison. There’s lots of new stuff this year, including a new Farmers’ Market on Sunday, Feb. 15. Find all of the full details, event highlights and more below. Make sure you grab the money-saving coupon for Friday admission. And, when you come to Garden Expo, stop by the WPT booth to say hello!

Wisconsin Public Television presents
Garden Expo
Feb.  13-14-15, 2015
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison

Click here to learn more and to find advance ticket vendor locations!

Make plans now to attend this year’s event! All proceeds support WPT.

This year’s Expo features:

Hundreds of exhibitor booths selling seeds, plants, books, tools, lawn equipment and other exciting merchandise for gardens and yards of all sizes.

More than 140 free educational seminars and demonstrations on topics such as straw bale gardening, fruit tree grafting, growing sweet potatoes in Wisconsin, seed saving, vermicomposting, and brewing kombucha.

Meet and learn from Around the Farm Table host Inga Witscher, nationally-known gardening expert Melinda Myers, author Jerry Apps and Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller.

UW-Extension horticulture experts will be available to offer insight, plant identification and tips to gardeners and amateur landscapers of all levels.

A 1,600-square-foot Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association (WNLA) Central Garden.

Nonprofit groups specializing in mulching various plant species, rain gardens, rock gardens, conservation efforts and more will have booths to share their information.

An exciting Garden Expo raffle for prizes including landscape packages, equipment, decorations, tools and more. The raffle ticket proceeds support WPT programming.

Single-day tickets for Garden Expo cost $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Two-day passes are available for $11 in advance and three-day passes are $16 in advance. Multi-day passes are an additional $1 at the door.

Bonus savings! Click here to find and print an online coupon for a $2 admission discount at the door on Friday!

Find full event information and a list of advance ticket vendors around the state at wigardenexpo.com. There, you can also find information about all of Garden Expo’s educational offerings, hands-on workshop registration and details on the Garden Expo raffle and available prizes.

New This Year!
Attend Garden Expo’s Inaugural Farmers’ Market Sunday, Feb. 15!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Atrium of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
The farmers’ market will feature farmers, food artisans, and local food retailers.
Click here to learn more and to find a list of confirmed vendors.

2 thoughts on “Tired of winter? Attend Garden Expo!”

  1. I will bring a friend who needs a wheelchair–can I rent one at the door on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.?
    And, is there an easily accessible door for someone who will need to be dropped at a location that does not require much walking?

    1. Hi Joan,

      Unfortunately we will not have wheelchairs at Garden Expo. We have been unable to find a vendor willing to provide rentals to attendees. Some attendees have had success renting directly from Home Health United. If you’re interested in making a reservation, call Home Health United at 608-276-3420 (ask to speak to the rehab department) and be sure to arrange for a specific pick-up/drop-off time and location at Garden Expo. The front entrance is very accessible and includes a curb-side drop off lane.

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