****Note:****The Cleveland Home and Garden Show is not being held for 2013. There will be the Great Big Home and Garden Show at the I-X Center and the Akron Home and Flower Show at the JS Knight Center, both in February. ****
The Cleveland Home and Garden Show is held each winter. Beginning in 2010, the show moved to the Great Lakes Expo Center in Euclid, Ohio. The nine-day event features celebrity gardens, gardening demonstrations, dozens of gardening and home improvement vendors, and food and drink. The 2011 dates are January 21-30. The 2011 theme is "O Canada."
The Cleveland Home and Garden Show features a variety of celebrity gardens, created by celebrities in conjunction with local landscape designers. Among the 2009 participants were TV5's Mark Johnson, Jimmy Malone and Chip Kullik from WMJI, and Jen Bowen from Cleveland Magazine.
In addition to the celebrity gardens, the 2011 show will feature an entertainment stage with music and dance tributes to Canada, atured a Home Idea Showcase, an arts and crafts marketplace, 12 design rooms, and a gardening stage with demonstrations led by local gardening experts.
Hours and Admission:
The Cleveland Home and Garden Show is open Saturdays from 10am to 9pm, Sundays from 10am to 6pm, Monday - Friday from 11am to 9pm.
2011 Admission at the door is $12.50 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Discounted tickets ($10) are available in advance of the show at selected Discount Drug Mart stores. Parking is free.
The centerpiece of the model homes at the 2009 show was the Boulevard of Homes, an impressive collection of designer homes and 24 designer rooms. This year's show includes a cedar log cabin and a one-room River's Edge Cabin.
The 2009 show's Kids' Corner was a special, interactive spot for kids of all ages to learn about nature and landscaping. Features included a realistic bear cave, friendly backyard critters brought in by the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, face-painting, and a library of children's books about nature.
Other Activities at the Cleveland Home and Garden Show:
In addition to the homes and gardens, the 2009 Cleveland Home and Garden Show featured more than 900 home improvement and garden exhibitors, a Home Depot Home Improvement demonstration stage, Pat Catan's Creative Design Center, and Loretta Paganini's cooking stage.
Cleveland Home and Garden Show
Great Lakes Expo Center
1200 Babbitt Road
For other gardens shows, see this listing of Spring Garden Shows across the United States, from the About Guide to Gardening.
(Last updated 11-29-12).