After such an unusually cold and snowy winter here in the Lake Norman area the mere mention of the words “spring” and “garden” brightens my day. Combine them with the announcement of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Southern Home & Garden Show being held at The Park (the old Charlotte Merchandise Mart) on March 3rd – 7th and I can already imagine strolling through their 24 ” magnificently landscaped gardens”!
Just about a 30 minute drive from Lake Norman, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Southeast’s largest and most established home and garden show is a must-attend event for Lake Norman home owners who love their homes and gardens. In the past the incredible gardens designed by some of the best landscapers provided examples of everything from beautiful, lushly planted waterfalls and ponds to drought tolerant and low maintenance gardens for yards of every shape and size. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing this preview of spring flowers and gardens.
Or, if you need a little incentive to face your spring cleaning, a tour of their designer rooms from the Interior Design Society offer myriad ideas for minor face-lifts to major renovations. This year professionals from over 400 companies will be “showcasing the latest and greatest in kitchen and bath, building and home improvement, outdoor living, green living, green market, decorative arts and crafts and wineries.”
Some of the special attractions and events this year include:
Garden Showcase: 24 spectacularly landscaped gardens with the designers on hand to answer questions
Extension’s Successful Gardener Learning Center: “Get answers for your gardening questions. The professionals will be on had to help beginning gardeners, seasoned green thumbs, and everyone in between
Garden Club competitions including displays of Ikabana, Bonsai and Orchids.
Crestline Cottage Chic: A custom cottage built by Crestline Custom homes offers space-saving and storage solutions, interior design accessories and ideas for everything from a mountain retreat to a coastal escape
Festival of Tables: This is a sneak-peak of The Salvation Women’s Auxillary’s April 14th and 15th fundraiser at the Blake Hotel which offers beautiful and creative tablescapes
Bold Beauty: “Be inspired with the lastest decor and style trends in interior design with the interior design rooms created by members of the Charlotte Chapter of the Interior Design Society”
Spring for Kids First Night Gala: This event, held on Wednesday evening, March 3rd from 7pm – 10pm is a gala fundraiser benefiting The Council for Children’s Rights. Tickets are $50. You can purchase tickets through a link on the Southern Spring Home & Garden’s website.
Where Spring Happens First”
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday & Saturday: 10.am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
At the door: Adults $10, Children under 15 free with adult
Advanced tickets at Harris Teeter: $7.50
Senior Day: Wednesday $7. ($55+)
For More Information contact Mardee Woodward: MWoodward@southernshows.com. 704.376.4085
Website: Southern Spring Home & Garden Show