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Highlights
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Highlights

Below are highlights for the 2020 Garden & Landscape Expo. Click on each image below for more details.

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Joe Lamp’l
Lea Zeise & Laura Manthe
Nature Cat’s Backyard

Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World
Saturday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Joe Lamp’l is the creator, executive producer and host of the Emmy award-winning PBS series, Growing a Greener World, and founder of joegardener.com. Joe also shares his gardening advice on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Weather Channel and through his popular books and podcast series. Joe will present a home composting master class and take audience members behind the scenes of Growing a Greener World, highlighting the most popular stories from the past 10 seasons.

Lea Zeise and Laura Manthe, Ohe*láku
Saturday 2:30 p.m. in Mendota 6-7
Sunday 10:15 a.m. in Mendota 8

Laura Manthe and Lea Zeise of Ohe*láku, a cooperative of Oneida tribal corn farmers, will present about Native American Foodways. They’ll describe how most of our produce has roots in food cultivated by Native Americans, and the ways in which the continents’ first farmers developed agricultural systems for self-sufficiency and trade.

Nature Cat’s Backyard
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Sunday Family Day

Cultivate a love for gardening and the outdoors with your entire family in Nature Cat’s Backyard! In addition to a variety of educational gardening activities, the area will feature a swing set, sandbox, basketball court, trampoline and putting green. While activities will take place throughout the three-day event, Sunday is Garden & Landscape Expo's official "Family Day." Stop by to meet PBS’s Nature Cat from 10 a.m. until Noon. View the full schedule of activities.

Uprooted
Venice Williams
Melinda Myers

Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

View a selection of pieces from the exhibit Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate, presented by Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. The contributing artists focus on diverse plant communities across the state that are at risk from climate change. Their work is informed by direct observation in the field as well as consultation with naturalists and scientists. One of the artists, Bethann Moran-Handzlik, will provide a live painting demonstration on Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Venice Williams, Alice’s Garden Urban Farm
Friday 4 p.m. in Mendota 8
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 3

Venice Williams is the Executive Director of Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, a two-acre, urban community garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. The garden has created jobs for young people, fresh food for the surrounding neighborhood and a greater understanding across cultures about the ways in which food production and preparation shape people and society. Venice will present about re/birthing a community garden and the mysticism and sacredness of herbs.

Melinda Myers
Friday 5:15 p.m. in Mendota 4
Saturday 12 p.m. in Mendota 4
Sunday 12:45 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Nationally known gardening expert, TV and radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will offer presentations on how to create season-long color with flowers and small-scale shrubs. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from American Transmission Company/Grow Smart and Diggers Hotline.

In Bloom Exhibit
Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
Window Box

In Bloom Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

View a selection of prints from the exhibit In Bloom, presented by Tandem Press. The prints depict flowers, vines and other artistic expressions of plant life, beckoning the spring and summer seasons. Just as nature reveals itself through many colors, shapes, and forms, the exhibit includes artworks from a range of different styles. Geometric abstract shapes, representational renderings, and loose expressive marks join in a fresh celebration of flora.

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, Houseplant Guru
Saturday 1:15 p.m. in Mendota 4
Sunday 10:30 a.m. in Mendota 4

Known as the “Houseplant Guru,” Lisa Eldred Steinkopf blogs about all things houseplants at thehouseplantguru.com. She is the author of Houseplants, The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants and Grow in The Dark, How to Choose and Care for Low-Light Houseplants. Lisa has also written for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, HGTVgardens.com and Real Simple magazine. Lisa will talk about houseplants for different light levels and the care and cultivation of African Violets.

New! Window Box Garden Competition
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced 4 p.m. Saturday

Talented amateurs and seasoned professionals are challenged to transform a standard-sized window box into a garden with color, design, texture, height and fragrance-while also incorporating this year’s theme: “kaleidoscopes and optical illusions.” Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Bob Lindmeier
Inga Witscher
Photo Competition

Bob Lindmeier, WKOW-TV
Saturday 2:30 p.m. in Mendota 4

Bob Lindmeier, Chief Meteorologist at WKOW-TV, has spent 40 years tracking weather events in Southern Wisconsin. Bob will talk about current and future climate change impacts on gardeners and landscapers, and solutions to help mitigate these changes.

Inga Witscher, Around the Farm Table
Friday 4-7 p.m., PBS Wisconsin booth
Saturday 10:30 a.m. on stage A; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. PBS Wisconsin booth

Inga Witscher, host of PBS Wisconsin’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the WPT booth Friday and Saturday. She’ll also host a cooking demonstration on how to make simple and delicious Scandinavian tartlets with a cranberry jam.

Garden Photography Competition Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced 4 p.m. Saturday

The photography competition exhibit brings a unique form of imagery and perspective to Garden & Landscape Expo. Amateur photographers will demonstrate their skills in this juried, six-category competition exhibit. Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

PBS Flower Show
Dr. George Archibald
Beer Garden Hosted by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild

On the Air PBS Wisconsin Flower Show
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

Presented by Madison District Garden Clubs, this year’s flower show, titled On the Air PBS Wisconsin, pays homage to public television and its impact on daily lives. Explore dozens of creative floral designs of several different types. Select your favorite design to receive a special Viewers’ Choice Award. One will be awarded each day of the show.

Dr. George Archibald, International Crane Foundation
Saturday 12 p.m. in Mendota 3

Dr. George Archibald is the Co-Founder & Senior Conservationist at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo. His visionary leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane conservation worldwide. As both an avid birder and gardener, George will talk about his life with cranes and dahlias.

Beer Garden Hosted by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild
Friday 4-7 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall

Join us Friday evening in the Exhibition Hall for top quality craft beers from Wisconsin breweries while enjoying a stroll through beautiful plant and flower displays.

Joe Lamp’l
Lea Zeise & Laura Manthe

Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World
Saturday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Joe Lamp’l is the creator, executive producer and host of the Emmy award-winning PBS series, Growing a Greener World, and founder of joegardener.com. Joe also shares his gardening advice on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Weather Channel and through his popular books and podcast series. Joe will present a home composting master class and take audience members behind the scenes of Growing a Greener World, highlighting the most popular stories from the past 10 seasons.

Lea Zeise and Laura Manthe, Ohe*láku
Saturday 2:30 p.m. in Mendota 6-7
Sunday 10:15 a.m. in Mendota 8

Laura Manthe and Lea Zeise of Ohe*láku, a cooperative of Oneida tribal corn farmers, will present about Native American Foodways. They’ll describe how most of our produce has roots in food cultivated by Native Americans, and the ways in which the continents’ first farmers developed agricultural systems for self-sufficiency and trade.

Nature Cat’s Backyard
Uprooted

Nature Cat’s Backyard
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Sunday Family Day

Cultivate a love for gardening and the outdoors with your entire family in Nature Cat’s Backyard! In addition to a variety of educational gardening activities, the area will feature a swing set, sandbox, basketball court, trampoline and putting green. While activities will take place throughout the three-day event, Sunday is Garden & Landscape Expo's official "Family Day." Stop by to meet PBS’s Nature Cat from 10 a.m. until Noon. View the full schedule of activities.

Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

View a selection of pieces from the exhibit Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate, presented by Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. The contributing artists focus on diverse plant communities across the state that are at risk from climate change. Their work is informed by direct observation in the field as well as consultation with naturalists and scientists. One of the artists, Bethann Moran-Handzlik, will provide a live painting demonstration on Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Venice Williams
Melinda Myers

Venice Williams, Alice’s Garden Urban Farm
Friday 4 p.m. in Mendota 8
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 3

Venice Williams is the Executive Director of Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, a two-acre, urban community garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. The garden has created jobs for young people, fresh food for the surrounding neighborhood and a greater understanding across cultures about the ways in which food production and preparation shape people and society. Venice will present about re/birthing a community garden and the mysticism and sacredness of herbs.

Melinda Myers
Friday 5:15 p.m. in Mendota 4
Saturday 12 p.m. in Mendota 4
Sunday 12:45 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Nationally known gardening expert, TV and radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will offer presentations on how to create season-long color with flowers and small-scale shrubs. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from American Transmission Company/Grow Smart and Diggers Hotline.

In Bloom Exhibit
Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

In Bloom Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

View a selection of prints from the exhibit In Bloom, presented by Tandem Press. The prints depict flowers, vines and other artistic expressions of plant life, beckoning the spring and summer seasons. Just as nature reveals itself through many colors, shapes, and forms, the exhibit includes artworks from a range of different styles. Geometric abstract shapes, representational renderings, and loose expressive marks join in a fresh celebration of flora.

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, Houseplant Guru
Saturday 1:15 p.m. in Mendota 4
Sunday 10:30 a.m. in Mendota 4

Known as the “Houseplant Guru,” Lisa Eldred Steinkopf blogs about all things houseplants at thehouseplantguru.com. She is the author of Houseplants, The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants and Grow in The Dark, How to Choose and Care for Low-Light Houseplants. Lisa has also written for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, HGTVgardens.com and Real Simple magazine. Lisa will talk about houseplants for different light levels and the care and cultivation of African Violets.

Window Box
Bob Lindmeier

New! Window Box Garden Competition
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced 4 p.m. Saturday

Talented amateurs and seasoned professionals are challenged to transform a standard-sized window box into a garden with color, design, texture, height and fragrance-while also incorporating this year’s theme: “kaleidoscopes and optical illusions.” Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Bob Lindmeier, WKOW-TV
Saturday 2:30 p.m. in Mendota 4

Bob Lindmeier, Chief Meteorologist at WKOW-TV, has spent 40 years tracking weather events in Southern Wisconsin. Bob will talk about current and future climate change impacts on gardeners and landscapers, and solutions to help mitigate these changes.

Inga Witscher
Photo Competition

Inga Witscher, Around the Farm Table
Friday 4-7 p.m., PBS Wisconsin booth
Saturday 10:30 a.m. on stage A; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. PBS Wisconsin booth

Inga Witscher, host of PBS Wisconsin’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the WPT booth Friday and Saturday. She’ll also host a cooking demonstration on how to make simple and delicious Scandinavian tartlets with a cranberry jam.

Garden Photography Competition Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced 4 p.m. Saturday

The photography competition exhibit brings a unique form of imagery and perspective to Garden & Landscape Expo. Amateur photographers will demonstrate their skills in this juried, six-category competition exhibit. Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

PBS Flower Show
Dr. George Archibald

On the Air PBS Wisconsin Flower Show
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

Presented by Madison District Garden Clubs, this year’s flower show, titled On the Air PBS Wisconsin, pays homage to public television and its impact on daily lives. Explore dozens of creative floral designs of several different types. Select your favorite design to receive a special Viewers’ Choice Award. One will be awarded each day of the show.

Dr. George Archibald, International Crane Foundation
Saturday 12 p.m. in Mendota 3

Dr. George Archibald is the Co-Founder & Senior Conservationist at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo. His visionary leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane conservation worldwide. As both an avid birder and gardener, George will talk about his life with cranes and dahlias.

Beer Garden Hosted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild

Beer Garden Hosted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild
Friday 4-7 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall

Join us Friday evening in the Exhibition Hall for top quality craft beers from Wisconsin breweries while enjoying a stroll through beautiful plant and flower displays.

Joe Lamp’l

Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World
Saturday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2
Sunday 1 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Joe Lamp’l is the creator, executive producer and host of the Emmy award-winning PBS series, Growing a Greener World, and founder of joegardener.com. Joe also shares his gardening advice on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Weather Channel and through his popular books and podcast series. Joe will present a home composting master class and take audience members behind the scenes of Growing a Greener World, highlighting the most popular stories from the past 10 seasons.

Lea Zeise & Laura Manthe

Lea Zeise and Laura Manthe, Ohe*láku
Saturday 2:30 p.m. in Mendota 6-7
Sunday 10:15 a.m. in Mendota 8

Laura Manthe and Lea Zeise of Ohe*láku, a cooperative of Oneida tribal corn farmers, will present about Native American Foodways. They’ll describe how most of our produce has roots in food cultivated by Native Americans, and the ways in which the continents’ first farmers developed agricultural systems for self-sufficiency and trade.

Nature Cat’s Backyard

Nature Cat’s Backyard
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Sunday Family Day

Cultivate a love for gardening and the outdoors with your entire family in Nature Cat’s Backyard! In addition to a variety of educational gardening activities, the area will feature a swing set, sandbox, basketball court, trampoline and putting green. While activities will take place throughout the three-day event, Sunday is Garden & Landscape Expo's official "Family Day." Stop by to meet PBS’s Nature Cat from 10 a.m. until Noon. View the full schedule of activities.

Uprooted

Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

View a selection of pieces from the exhibit Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate, presented by Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. The contributing artists focus on diverse plant communities across the state that are at risk from climate change. Their work is informed by direct observation in the field as well as consultation with naturalists and scientists. One of the artists, Bethann Moran-Handzlik, will provide a live painting demonstration on Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Venice Williams

Venice Williams, Alice’s Garden Urban Farm
Friday 4 p.m. in Mendota 8
Saturday 10:45 a.m. in Mendota 3

Venice Williams is the Executive Director of Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, a two-acre, urban community garden in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood. The garden has created jobs for young people, fresh food for the surrounding neighborhood and a greater understanding across cultures about the ways in which food production and preparation shape people and society. Venice will present about re/birthing a community garden and the mysticism and sacredness of herbs.

Melinda Myers

Melinda Myers
Friday 5:15 p.m. in Mendota 4
Saturday 12 p.m. in Mendota 4
Sunday 12:45 p.m. in Mendota 1-2

Nationally known gardening expert, TV and radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will offer presentations on how to create season-long color with flowers and small-scale shrubs. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from American Transmission Company/Grow Smart and Diggers Hotline.

In Bloom Exhibit

In Bloom Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

View a selection of prints from the exhibit In Bloom, presented by Tandem Press. The prints depict flowers, vines and other artistic expressions of plant life, beckoning the spring and summer seasons. Just as nature reveals itself through many colors, shapes, and forms, the exhibit includes artworks from a range of different styles. Geometric abstract shapes, representational renderings, and loose expressive marks join in a fresh celebration of flora.

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, Houseplant Guru
Saturday 1:15 p.m. in Mendota 4
Sunday 10:30 a.m. in Mendota 4

Known as the “Houseplant Guru,” Lisa Eldred Steinkopf blogs about all things houseplants at thehouseplantguru.com. She is the author of Houseplants, The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants and Grow in The Dark, How to Choose and Care for Low-Light Houseplants. Lisa has also written for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, HGTVgardens.com and Real Simple magazine. Lisa will talk about houseplants for different light levels and the care and cultivation of African Violets.

Window Box

New! Window Box Garden Competition
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced 4 p.m. Saturday

Talented amateurs and seasoned professionals are challenged to transform a standard-sized window box into a garden with color, design, texture, height and fragrance-while also incorporating this year’s theme: “kaleidoscopes and optical illusions.” Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Bob Lindmeier

Bob Lindmeier, WKOW-TV
Saturday 2:30 p.m. in Mendota 4

Bob Lindmeier, Chief Meteorologist at WKOW-TV, has spent 40 years tracking weather events in Southern Wisconsin. Bob will talk about current and future climate change impacts on gardeners and landscapers, and solutions to help mitigate these changes.

Inga Witscher

Inga Witscher, Around the Farm Table
Friday 4-7 p.m., PBS Wisconsin booth
Saturday 10:30 a.m. on stage A; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. PBS Wisconsin booth

Inga Witscher, host of PBS Wisconsin’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the WPT booth Friday and Saturday. She’ll also host a cooking demonstration on how to make simple and delicious Scandinavian tartlets with a cranberry jam.

Photo Competition

Garden Photography Competition Exhibit
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall
Viewers’ Choice Award announced 4 p.m. Saturday

The photography competition exhibit brings a unique form of imagery and perspective to Garden & Landscape Expo. Amateur photographers will demonstrate their skills in this juried, six-category competition exhibit. Vote for your favorite for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

PBS Flower Show

On the Air PBS Wisconsin Flower Show
All day Friday through Sunday in the Exhibition Hall

Presented by Madison District Garden Clubs, this year’s flower show, titled On the Air PBS Wisconsin, pays homage to public television and its impact on daily lives. Explore dozens of creative floral designs of several different types. Select your favorite design to receive a special Viewers’ Choice Award. One will be awarded each day of the show.

Dr. George Archibald

Dr. George Archibald, International Crane Foundation
Saturday 12 p.m. in Mendota 3

Dr. George Archibald is the Co-Founder & Senior Conservationist at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo. His visionary leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane conservation worldwide. As both an avid birder and gardener, George will talk about his life with cranes and dahlias.

Beer Garden Hosted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild

Beer Garden Hosted by Wisconsin Brewers Guild
Friday 4-7 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall

Join us Friday evening in the Exhibition Hall for top quality craft beers from Wisconsin breweries while enjoying a stroll through beautiful plant and flower displays.

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