Springtime Home and Garden Show in Tinley Park
By Mike Nolan email@example.com February 26, 2012 6:52PM
The Springtime Home and Garden Show will be held Friday through Sunday at the Tinley Park Convention Center. | Supplied photo.
The University of Illinois
Extension Master Gardeners will discuss easy vegetable gardens at 6 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Ted’s Greenhouse will give a presentation on spring bulbs and perennials at 11 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Representatives with J.G.S. Landscape Architects will
present a seminar on backyard living spaces at noon on
Saturday and Sunday.
Green Glen Garden Center representatives will discuss garden soils at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Updated: March 28, 2012 8:03AM
While this is the 12th year Dennis Carroll has put on a home show in Tinley Park, he’ll tell you that it feels as though he’s starting with a clean slate.
What for years had been a home improvement show with exhibitors geared mainly to sprucing up interiors has been expanded and given a new name, the Springtime Home and Garden Show.
The event will be held from Friday through Sunday at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, southeast of the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 183rd Street.
“I’m really looking at this as the first year for the show, which is brand new for us,” Carroll said.
While there still will be several companies specializing in interior and exterior home improvements, a significant part of the exhibit space will be devoted to lawn and garden and there will be free seminars on gardening and outdoor living, Carroll said.
Last year’s home show occupied 40,000 square feet of the convention center, while this year the event will have more than 300 exhibitors spread out among the entire 70,000-square-foot hall, Carroll said. He said close to 10,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.
He said that previous shows included a handful of lawn and garden exhibits, but that much more space will be devoted at this year’s show for outdoor decor and gardening products. Some exhibitors, such as Tinley Park’s Ted’s Greenhouse, will have perennials and annuals for sale at the show. The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will have activities for kids centered around gardening, he said.
Representatives from the Thorn Creek Audubon Society and the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens in Palos Heights also will be exhibiting at the show, Carroll said.
SPRINGTIME HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Where: Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive.
Hours: Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $6 for adults, $5 for those 62 and older and free to 18 and younger.
For more information, call (800) 883-7469 or visit www.homeshowpros.com, where you can download a coupon for $1 off admission.