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Plenty to see at annual Augusta Garden Show

Posted: February 10, 2013 - 1:09am
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David Trummel, of Augusta, lays a paver patio for the Carbon Construction booth at last year's Augusta Home and Garden Show at the James Brown Arena. Yard Crashers star Ahmed Hassan will be at this year's show.   File photo by Sara Caldwell
File photo by Sara Caldwell
David Trummel, of Augusta, lays a paver patio for the Carbon Construction booth at last year's Augusta Home and Garden Show at the James Brown Arena. Yard Crashers star Ahmed Hassan will be at this year's show.

Area gardeners, outdoor enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers won’t want to miss the Augusta Home and Garden Show on Feb. 22-24 at James Brown Arena.

Many homeowners will use the eighth annual event to begin planning for their spring and summer landscaping, gardening and home-improvement projects.

“If you’re not a gardener, you are at least concerned about your lawn,” said Valerie Martin, Richmond County Extension and 4-H secretary. “It’s a great time for home-owners to ask questions and get some answers from area master gardeners.”

A booth sponsored by the Richmond County Extension Office will include master gardeners, representatives from local garden clubs and other local groups promoting gardening in the Augusta area.

The CSRA Hydrangea Society and the Augusta Rose Society will have representatives on hand to answer questions.

Richmond County Extension Agent Sid Mullis said there will be seminars going on throughout the day that will target more specific topics. Seminars in years past have discussed beekeeping, gardening in the deep South and landscaping for the beginner.

Each year, a celebrity guest speaker takes the stage several times throughout the weekend to speak to attendees. This year’s guest speaker is Ahmed Hassan from DIY Network’s Yard Crashers. Hassan will discuss his experiences as a landscaper and green expert, as well as answer questions.

Not all booths will be geared toward gardening. Pools, spas, outdoor living, kitchen and bathroom trends and other home improvement booths will also be set up.

There will be an interactive kid’s zone with workshops by The Home Depot and Fancy Hats by Certa Pro Painter. The CSRA Humane Society will have pets available for adoption. An art, gift and gourmet center will provide a shopping venue.

Tickets are sold on site only and can be purchased for $7.50 for adults 17 and older, $6 for seniors age 65 and up and $6 for retired military with an ID. Children 16 and under are admitted free, as are active duty military.

The show will run from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.

For more information on the show and to register for a $1 ticket discount, visit www.
augustahomeandgardenshow.com.

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