What's New at This Year's Show
The 15th Annual Gardening Show is just around the corner -- Saturday, January 27. We look forward to welcoming you! While15 is a milestone year for us, we're here because of the enthusiasm and loyalty you've given this Show during those years. Thank you!

Our theme is "Renovate, Repurpose, Revitalize!" So come prepared to think out of the box, to re-imagine your home landscape and to determine how to re-use items originally designed for another purpose. Here's what's new at our 2018 Show.
Make & Take Floral Design
It’s always a challenge to include fresh flowers at a January show, but we've asked florist Kathy Cunningham and her team of designers from Moody Blooms in Portage (photo) to lead a Make & Take Floral Design area in the “Happening Place.” There you'll have a chance to choose flowers, and designers will give you tips on making a lovely arrangement to take home.They'll even store your masterpiece while you enjoy the rest of the show.

There is a fee for this activity and the amount will depend on the flowers you choose. But we promise it will be much less than typical retail florist prices! You'll also pick up some tips to make your arrangements pop! The floral design area will be open throughout the day, as long as flower inventories last. So join Kathy and her designers for a lesson. You’ll be glad you did! Here's where to find them.
Fountain Raffle
We're having a raffle to celebrate our 15th Annual Gardening Show! The granite fountain pictured here is the generous gift of Chesterton Feed & Garden Center in Chesterton, IN. The fountain will be on display on the Show floor throughout the day. You may purchase as many chances to win as you wish. Tickets will be available for $1.00 each or 25 tickets for $20.00.

This fountain is generating a lot of excitement, so be sure to participate in the raffle if you have a spot for it in your garden! We will deliver it to the winner's home within 50 miles of the Expo Center.
Checklist for Show Day

  • Last chance to enter the photo contest. Deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan.19th. Click here for rules and categories.
  • Schedule your seminars and demonstrations; there are 10 to choose from. Click here for times and topics.
  • Plan to hone your flower arranging technique in Make & Take Floral Design.
  • We have more than 10,000 packets of seed in the Seed & Bulb Exchange. You'll receive 5 free tickets for the exchange with your admission. Click here for the latest info.
  • Visit the vendor web page and start your shopping here.
  • Remember to sign up for free door prizes and get in on the Fountain Raffle.
  • Please bring your own shopping bag (BYOB).
  • Check out Suzie's and Tate's menus here; they'll be serving throughout the day in the Garden Cafe.
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  • Enjoy free children's activities in the Happening Place
  • Invite a friend to join you for an interesting, educational and fun-filled day!


Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST (Chicago Time)
Admission $10 Cash or Check
Children under 12 Free
Free Door Prizes
Free Parking
 
Porter County Expo Center
215 East Division Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383

This year's theme:
"Renovate! Repurpose! Revitalize!"
A Sampler of New Vendors' Wares
Many trusted crafts people, nurseries and vendors whose work you have admired at past shows are returning. And, because we believe a picture is worth a thousand words, here are just a few of the items by some of the vendors new to this year's Show. To locate them on the Show floor, please click here .
Booth 36: Nisse Nests Miniature Gardens
Booth 27: Carol's Glass Jewelry from flame-worked beads
Booth 89 : Redbriar Studios
Kristina Sptizner Illustration & Design
Booths 34 & 35: Studio 451 Copper and Jewelry Gallery
Booth 70: H. Gigous & Family
handcrafted boxes, bread knives and bread boards
Booth 62 : Elizabbeth Kozlowski
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Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) is a not-for-profit corporation promoting the art, science and pleasure of gardening in the community in cooperation with the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service of Porter County, Indiana. The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is an Affirmative Action, equal access/equal opportunity institution.