Garden enthusiasts and home improvement buffs will discover ample inspiration and resources for spring projects at the 56th annual Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, which begins a two-weekend run Friday.
Show-goers will find 375 exhibitors offering ideas, advice, and inspiration alongside the latest products in interiors, building materials, accessories, outdoor furnishings, lawn mowers, decking, flooring, and home renovation over more than 280,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space.
There will be 18 landscaped gardens showcase styles from around the globe including Tuscan, Japanese, and Chinese gardens. A special whimsical garden from Wales designed to delight children and adults features mythical creatures such as unicorns roaming by pink waterfalls.
Highlights include the “Ask a Designer” exhibit where members of the Interior Design Society of Charlotte offer advice free of charge, the “Green Market” featuring displays from the Bonsai Society of Charlotte and an extensive selection of Ikebana Japanese flower arrangements and hourly cooking demonstrations from Charlotte celebrity chefs.
The lineup of experts and celebrity guests scheduled to appear include Chip Wade, HGTV personality and home design expert, Pearl Fryar, the nearby Bishopville, S.C. resident and topiary gardener, and Joe Lamp’l creator and host of the popular PBS garden series, “Growing a Greener World.”
Michael J. Solender, correspondent
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
When: 10- 8 Fri. and March 4, 10-7 Sat. and March 5, 10-5 Sun. and March 6.
Where: The Park Expo, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte.
Tickets: $9-11. Seniors $7, Fridays only. Children under 15, free with paying adult.
Details: 704-376-6594, https://southernshows.com/sss.