Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When can I purchase advance tickets?

A: Discounted advance ticket sales for Garden & Landscape Expo will begin Thursday, Dec. 15 and end on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Tickets will be available online and at select retail outlets. Admission tickets will also be available for purchase at the event.

Q: What are the COVID safety guidelines for this event?

A: We will continuously monitor for updates from public health officials. Therefore, these guidelines are subject to change.

  • Masks are not required but are welcomed.
  • Proof of a negative COVID test is not required.
  • Proof of vaccination is not required.

Anyone who is feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of illness should not attend Garden & Landscape Expo.

Anyone who has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, has recently had direct contact with an individual diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19, or is displaying symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 should not attend Garden & Landscape Expo.

Q: Are hotel rooms available for Garden & Landscape Expo?

A: Destination Madison offers a block of hotel rooms for Garden & Landscape Expo attendees. Make a hotel reservation online. Rates and availability are subject to change. For assistance, please call 1-800-365-4931.

Q: How much is parking at the Alliant Energy Center?

A: The Alliant Energy Center charges $8 per car for parking each day. Cash and credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). Parking for buses is $24 per day. The daily parking fee allows same-day reentry with a parking ticket stub.

Q: Is the Exhibition Hall accessible?

A: The Alliant Energy Center is ADA compliant. Below is more information about building accessibility.

  • Parking: Accessible parking stalls are located near the entrance of the Exhibition Hall. Curb cuts are located in close proximity to accessible parking and make travel to the building convenient for people who use wheelchairs.
  • Entrance Accessibility: The Exhibition Hall has power-assisted doors.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: All spaces, locations, and areas of the Exhibition Hall are accessible. All room setups are arranged to accommodate wheelchair accessibility.
  • Elevators: All levels of the Exhibition Hall are accessible by an elevator.
  • Service Animals: The Alliant Energy Center acknowledges and follows all ADA guidelines regarding aid companions. Trained service animals are permitted with proper supervision.

Q: How do I request accommodations?

A: PBS Wisconsin is committed to creating inclusive and accessible events. To request an accommodation, please contact us at [email protected] or 608-265-3854.

Q: Can I rent a wheelchair or motorized scooter at the event?

A: Wheelchairs and scooters are not available for on-site rental. You are welcome to bring your own device.

Q: Are there any onsite language accommodations?

A: Major event directional signage is translated in Hmong and Spanish, and exhibitors who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), Hmong and/or Spanish are denoted on the website and in the event guide. New in 2023, there will be interpreters (ASL, Hmong, and Spanish) available at the PBS Wisconsin booth to answer event questions per the schedule below.

  • American Sign Language interpreter: Sat. and Sun. 10am-12pm
  • Hmong interpreter: Fri. 1-3pm; Sat. 10am-12pm
  • Spanish interpreter: Sat. 10am-1pm

Q: Will there be a virtual component to this year’s Garden & Landscape Expo?

A: This year’s Garden & Landscape will primarily be an in-person event, but we do plan to record and livestream six presentations on Saturday to the PBS Wisconsin website (see below schedule). Presentations will also be available on the PBS Wisconsin YouTube page.

  • 9:30 am Create a Family Legacy: Saving Seeds in Your Backyard Garden Michael Washburn, Seed Savers Exchange
  • 10:45 am Home-Scale Grain Production? What You Need to Know, Scott Johnson, Low Technology Institute
  • 12:00 pm Lessons From Multicultural Gardens at Allen Centennial Garden, Reba Luiken and Ryan Dostal, Allen Centennial Garden
  • 1:15 pm Growing Citrus Trees in Wisconsin, Frank and Taylor Lazar, Frank’s Fruit Trees
  • 2:30 pm Vegetable Seed Germination Irritations, Daniel Goodspeed, Jung Seed Company
  • 3:45 pm Vertical Agriculture, Johanna Oosterwyk, University of Wisconsin-Madison

After the event, a gallery of images from our annual garden photography competition will also be available to view on the Photo Competition webpage.

Q: Is there a lactation space available?

A: Yes, the Alliant Energy Center has a Mamava station for lactating mothers to use in the Atrium of the Exhibition Hall.

Q: What are the food options available at Garden & Landscape Expo?

A: The Alliant Energy Center offers a variety of concessions during the show. Offerings typically include sandwiches, coffee, water, soft drinks, ice cream and other snacks. There is also a food bistro with seating that serves hot entrees, soups and salads. No outside food is permitted.

Q: Do kids get into the event for free?

A: Yes, children 12 and under are free, and must always be accompanied by an adult.

Q: Where can I find information about becoming an exhibitor or donating to the raffle?

A: Contact Heather Robbins, Exhibitor Registrar, at [email protected] or visit the For Exhibitors webpage.

Contact Us

For more information, use the form on this page or contact:

Amanda Balistreri
PBS Wisconsin Expo Manager

e-mail: [email protected]
608-265-3854

Mail inquires can be sent to:
Garden & Landscape Expo
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706-1412

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