Cleveland Home & Garden Show
Learn inside secrets from the pros at the Cleveland Home and Garden Show. Every year, celebrities in the home and garden field are brought in to give lectures and conduct seminars on their specialty in the field. 2012 is proud to have Gary Sullivan give his input on window displays and mingle with Larry Morrow “Mr. Cleveland” throughout the show.
An abundance of seminars are also given throughout the 10 day show on gardening, interior design, and cooking. With so many to choose from, locals will learn to be as savvy as their local Euclid florists, designers, and chefs! Exhibits are also set up for visitors to walk around and speak with local specialists on their products and services.
Goers should also attend the show for a chance to win one of many incredible raffle prizes. Past prizes include a trip for two to Toronto, a wedding in The Wedding Garden, a $4,500 kitchen makeover and many more! Group ticket prices are available for parties of 25 or more and ticket discounts are given at participating locations in the area.
Date: Jan 20-29
Location: Greak Lakes Expo, Euclid
Contact: (216) 529-1300 ext 36
Ticket Fee: 12.50
Akron Home and Flower Show
The end of February marks the first thoughts of the spring season in Akron. Every year, the Home Builders Association puts on the show that encourages people to open their doors and bring the outdoors inside with 7,000 square feet of the latest trends in gardening. Gardens are set up in a showcase style, featuring new plant and garden accessories, horticulture seminars, green products and services, and even cooking presentations.
On top of the large gardening section, this show also offers stage presentations and seminars, several hundred exhibits set up on home improvement and a wide variety of vendors are in attendance to offer their products and services. Vendors included are designers, contractors, florists in Akron, arts and crafts experts, and much, much more.
Date: February 24-26th
Location: J.S. Knight Convention Center, Akron
Contact: (330) 869-5506
Ticket Fee: $8
The Cincinnati Flower Show
Named “the king of all flower shows” by Better Homes and Gardens, this event is one that flower lovers can truly flourish in. It includes the typical events of a flower show, like seminars and vendors, but this show also offers attendees much more. Stop by for a spot of afternoon tea and scones, attend the fine food show for samples and goods to purchase, or be a part of the annual Ladies Day. On this day, women come together from all around the Midwest for a Garden Party Luncheon where they can dress up, dine on a delicious meal, listen to guest speakers, take a tour of a country club garden and shop all day at boutiques. Also considered a must see part of this show are the beautiful garden exhibits. Attendees can wander displays of creative containers, window box gardens, dramatic table settings, and professional floristry where the best floral arrangements in Symmes Township can be found.
Over the years, this flower show has won several awards, but it also holds the honor of being the only flower and garden show in North America to be endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society of Great Britain.
Date: Mid April
Location: Symmes Township Park, Symmes Township
Contact: (513) 677-2799
Ticket Fee: $15
Northeast Ohio Daylily Society Daylily Show
The Northeast Ohio Daylily Society (NODS) was formed about 10 years ago with the hopes of bringing people together with the common interest and love of daylilies. They became a chapter of the American Hemerocallis Society and now hold several events every year. One of their favorite events is the unique daylily Cleveland flower show, where visitors are invited to tour private gardens filled with an array of sizes, shapes, and colors of this beautiful flower. Tours are free and are held come rain or shine. Tour guides encourage visitors to also bring their camera to photograph as much of the gardens as they would like.
Date: July 31st
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland
Contact: (216) 721-1600
Ticket Fee: Free!