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Home and Garden show returns to Augusta

Posted: February 16, 2014 - 1:03am
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Jo Bolt, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., preps a plant arrangement at her booth for the 2012 Home and Garden Show at James Brown Arena.  This year's show opens Friday.  File Photo by Sara Caldwell
File Photo by Sara Caldwell
Jo Bolt, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., preps a plant arrangement at her booth for the 2012 Home and Garden Show at James Brown Arena. This year's show opens Friday.

The 9th Annual Augusta Home and Garden Show returns to the CSRA next weekend as locals begin thinking spring.

Despite freezing temperatures last week, area residents are looking to spring and the annual home and garden show is the place to find all things outdoors.

“With thousands of square feet of exhibits, you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, kitchens, baths, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscaping, kitchenware and much more,” notes a release from the company organizing the show.

An interactive kids zone, gardening seminars, daily giveaways, meet and greets and much more will lure people out of their homes for this event, which is billed as “everything under one roof!”

Wayde King and Brett Raymer, stars of Animal Planet’s Tanked, will also make an appearance. The celebrity duo will take to the stage one time on Saturday and twice on Sunday.

Local gardeners and gardening experts will be featured on the celebrity stage and present seminars on various topics. Among them are Jane Waldrop presenting on plant choices for a low maintenance garden, Paul Blakenship presenting on growing roses and Augusta Council of Garden Clubs President Judy Kirkland giving a talk on helleborous roses.

Additional seminars will be on ornamental trees and shrubs and daylilies.

This year’s home and garden show will be held at the James Brown Arena. Cost of tickets is $5 for seniors 65 and older and retired military and free to those 16 and under and active military. General admission for individuals 17 and older is $7.50. Admission, which is good for all three days, can be paid for with cash or check at the ticket booth at the arena. No credit cards will be accepted.

There is a $5 onsite parking fee.

The show opens Friday at 2 p.m. and closes that night at 7 p.m. Vendors will return on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the show and to get times of seminars and celebrity stage appearances, visit the website www.augustahomeandgardenshow.com. There is also a $1 admission discount coupon online at this site.

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