Mark your calendars as the 21st annual Wisconsin Garden Expo is coming up soon! It is scheduled for
Feb 7 – 9, 2014. It is once again being held at Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall, in Madison, WI.
With more than 150 seminars, demonstrations and workshops, vendors, displays, raffle, seeds, tools, publications, artists and more, you are sure to be inspired.
One-day ticket - $7 in advance/$8 at the door
Two-day ticket – $11 in advance/$12 at the door
Three-day ticket – $16 in advance/$17 at the door
Children 12 and under are free.
On Friday it is open 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advance tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.store.wigardenexpo.com through Feb. 3. Advance tickets are also available at the following retail outlets through Feb 8.
Green Bay Botanical Garden / Green Bay
Rotary Botanical Gardens / Janesville
The Bruce Company / Middleton
Wild Birds Unlimited / Middleton
Moonhill Mercantile / Mount Horeb
The Paine Art Center & Gardens / Oshkosh
Edgewater Home and Garden / Portage
Jung Garden Center / Stevens Point
Jung Garden Center / Sun Prairie
Orchids Garden Centre & Nursery / Waunakee
Tickets are also available at the following Madison locations:
Champion of Madison
Jung Garden Center
Klein’s Floral & Greenhouses Inc.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Orange Tree Imports
All seminars and demonstrations at Garden Expo are free. No registration required; however seating is limited. The topics range from growing mushrooms to harvesting maple syrup from backyard trees, bee and chicken keeping, designing perennial beds, creating new peony varieties, edible landscaping, lasagna gardening, storm water run off, herbal medicine making, seasonal cooking tips and so much more. Check out the times for these free seminars and demonstrations at http://www.wigardenexpo.com/.
Hands-on workshops have a cost that covers supplies and instructions, the price varies according to class. Advance registration for the hands-on workshops is available online at http://www.store.wigardenexpo.com through Feb. 3. During Garden Expo, registrations for remaining workshop openings will be taken at the Wisconsin Public Television booth.
There is also a raffle with fabulous prizes. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00, with proceeds going to benefit Wisconsin Public Television. You must be 18 or older and do not need to be present to win. Here is a list of raffle prizes:
Chaise, retail value $1,054; donated by The Bruce Co. of Wisconsin Inc.
Weber gas grill, retail value $749; donated by Wolff Kubly Ace Hardware
Razor lawn mower, retail value $519; donated by Ariens Co.
Chicken coop, retail value $500; donated by Madison Area Technical College
Gift basket and gift certificate, retail value $500; donated by Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association Inc.
Metal sculpture, retail value $498; donated by Kirk Yazel Metal Sculpture
Stained-glass floral panel, retail value $450; donated by The Vinery
Birdfeeder, retail value $300; donated by Heartland Gazebos
Adirondack chair, retail value $350; donated by Amish Craftsmen Guild II
Arbor, retail value $300; donated by Steel Heart Ltd.
Garden mix top soil, retail value $285; donated by Keleny Top Soil
Gift certificate, retail value $275; donated by Formecology
Gift certificate, retail value $250; donated by Clarion Suites
Mirror, retail value $250; donated by Heart to Heart
Garden and yard tool set, retail value $236; donated by Middleton Farmers Cooperative
Yard art chair, retail value $225; donated by Demetra
Gardening tools and gear, retail value $225; donated by Fiskars
Bat house, retail value $209; donated by Best Bat Houses
Organic deer and insect repellent package, retail value $209; donated by Cedar Creek Organics
Matching set earrings, bracelet and necklace, retail value $204; donated by Nature’s Creations
Husqvarna blower/vacuum, retail value $200; donated by Engelhart/ GreenSmith
Two gift certificates, retail value $200 each; donated by Winterland Nursery Inc.
Two metal lawn sculptures plus $25 gift certificates, retail value $125 each; donated by Greenway Homescapes
One gift certificate, retail value $100; donated by Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes LLC
Two gift certificates, retail value $100 each; Landscape Designs Inc.
Four family memberships, retail value $55 each; donated by Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Four gift certificates, retail value $50 each; donated by The Flower Factory
Two gift certificates, retail value $50 each; donated by Ganshert Nursery & Landscapes LLC
Four gift cards, retail value $50 each; Klein’s Floral & Greenhouses Inc.
Four gift certificates, retail value $50 each; donated by Prairie Nursery Inc.
Four gift certificates, retail value $50 each; Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery Inc.
Come out of the cold and get inspired by these experts and enjoy!