The BC Home + Garden Show is back, just in time for spring sprucing.
And while this year it’s pared back to four days and updated to include pandemic safeguards, the Show’s menu won’t disappoint.
“This year’s Show will be a little smaller than previous years but will still have everything you need to plan your home and garden projects,” emphasizes show manager, Jill Kivett. “Every year, the BC Home + Garden Show provides inspiration along with experts to assist in your simplest or complicated plans.”
Sometimes there’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint or a perfectly-potted plant to lift your spirits and refresh your living space.
Here are 10 more good reasons to visit the Show, March 10 to 13, at BC Place Stadium:
1. The Main Stage
Presented by Sleep Country Canada, this year’s Main Stage is packed with presentations that let you connect with a huge roster of local experts and celebrities. Experts include HGTV Canada’s Bryan Baeumler, presented by My House Design/Buildand locals Trisha Isabey, Jarris Neufeld and Kathy Yuen, who will be ready to offer advice to help you level up your home, garden and kitchen.
“For the most part, projects at home are actually easier than you think they are,” encourages Todd Talbot of HGTV Canada’s Love It or List It Vancouver, who will also be appearing at the Show. “You just have to get started.” Talbot adds, he’s excited to have the chance to interact with the Show’s and answer questions too.
And for those foodies out there, don’t miss out on the many mouth-watering live cooking demos and seminars on the menu, including presentations by Great Canadian Baking Show‘s chef Bruno Feldeisen as well as local experts like chef Jerome Soubeyrand of COAST Restaurant and chef Max Straczek of Fable Kitchen.
2. Beachfront Hideaway
Imagine turning your living space into a beach oasis complete with surfboard and e-bike storage, and a wood-burning hot tub with an outdoor shower.
Can’t picture it? Well, the good news is you can experience the hideaway for yourself by strolling through two sustainable and compact hideaways, presented by Hewing Haus. Each is a master class in maximizing your space (both for value and comfort).
3. Got Craft Spring Pop Up Market
This new pop-up market offers up a feel-good opportunity to shop local and stock up on artisan-made goodies, like handmade jewelry, ceramics, clothing, food and drink and more. It’s a great way to directly support local designers and makers and scoop up some super original finds.
4. The Beach Bar
Take a mini holiday and recharge without getting sand in your shoes. Nosh on yummy nibbles while sipping a tropical cocktail (or two!). Then, lounge in a comfortable hammock and contemplate your design and garden to-do list.
5. The BC Hydro Learning Center
This interactive booth by BC Hydro lets you learn about powering your home, business or vehicle with clean power in a fun, interactive way. It’s a perfect opportunity to appreciate the ins and outs of clean power.
6. Gardening Day
It’s official! The Canadian Garden Council has proclaimed 2022 the Year of the Garden, a chance to celebrate growing, weeding, seeding, fertilizing, composting, planting, pruning and more. On Friday, March 11 the Show will celebrate the Year of the Garden, offering the first 100 guests through the door a potted spring bulb. On this special day, and throughout the Show, will learn more about the health and well-being benefits of horticultural pursuits, and be part of a nationwide mission to engage, educate and inspire Canadians to get gardening. Presented by Canada’s Local Gardener.
7. Art in the Garden
Take a walk in a picturesque and lush space filled with one-of-a-kind canvases, prints and photographs by local artists, including Donna Giraud Fine Art, Mike & Jenna Fine Art and Theresa Eaton Art.
8. A New Way to Grow
Wander through specially-curated gardens and greenspaces created by local businesses, Four Seasons Sunrooms, Front Yard Farms and Plantsome.
“I think everyone can be a plant parent,” emphasizes Kevin Tholenaars of Plantsome, adding good information and care instructions are key. How do you choose one? “There are multiple plants for everyone — not just one,” says Tholenaars. “The more the better!”
Inspired? This is a great chance to chat with plant-lovers like Tholenaars about potting, soil, fertilizer, watering needs and sunlight, while enjoying some seriously creative greenery.
9. Vancouver Sun Gardeners’ School
Cultivate new skills with daily gardening seminars offered by local experts, such as Alex Augustyniak, Brian Minter, Carissa Kasper, Janis Matson, Jordan Mara, Laurelle Oldford-Down and Stephanie Rose. Everyone is welcome at these fun and engaging events, from green-thumbed growers to first-time planters.
10. The return of the Show
After a one-year hiatus, the celebration of all things cooking, decorating, gardening and renovating is back.
“It means so much for the BC Home + Garden Show to be back as an annual resource for homeowners looking to make changes to their homes and connect with local businesses,” reflects show manager, Jill Kivett.
“There is nothing like being on the Show floor and seeing happy visitors working with our vendors to plan their renovations, often with shopping bags in hand.”
The BC Home + Garden Show runs March 10 to 13 at BC Place Stadium. Learn more about the four-day event at bchomeandgardenshow.com.
This story was created by Content WorksPostmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of BC Home + Garden Show.
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