Event Highlights

The Garden & Landscape Expo is thrilled to once again welcome guests to a glimpse of spring in the middle of winter. PBS Wisconsin is proud to host this educational community event and fundraiser. From the buzz of the exhibitor mall to the bounty of knowledge shared by our presenters, Garden & Landscape Expo offers many opportunities for you to delve into the latest trends in gardening, landscaping, local foods and ecological sustainability. Read more about this year’s event highlights below.

WI Greenhouse at GLE
Seminar

Educational Lectures and Stage Demos

Explore a wide variety of educational opportunities to pique your curiosity, all facilitated by leading educators, presenters, and community members.

This year includes presentations from nationally known gardening expert Melinda Myers, Ashlie Thomas, known on social media as The Mocha Gardener, a variety of UW-Extension specialists and more!

View the full educational schedule >

View on-demand video lectures >

Exhibitor Mall

More than 150 exhibitors join us at the Garden & Landscape Expo to share the latest trends in gardening, landscaping, local foods and ecological sustainability.

View list of 2024 exhibitors >

A large indoor expo hall showcasing various booths and displays. Visitors are seen interacting and walking through aisles. Prominent exhibits include a "PBS Wisconsin" booth and a greenhouse structure. Logos and banners for "Wisconsin" are also visible throughout the space.
Equipment provided by PlayN Wisconsin

PBS KIDS Backyard

Cultivate a love for gardening and the outdoors with your entire family in PBS KIDS Backyard! In addition to a variety of educational gardening activities, the area will feature a swing set, basketball court, trampoline and putting green. Every day is “Family Day” at the Garden & Landscape Expo, with special highlights throughout the weekend including Meet & Greets with Daniel Tiger and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Background equipment provided by PlayN Wisconsin.

View the full activity schedule >

Standard Flower Show

The Madison District’s Garden Clubs present “Imagine,” a Standard Flower Show held during the 2024 Garden and Landscape Expo. Join the fun and try out your design skills. You do not need to be a garden club member to enter the show. All are now welcome to register!

Learn more about the Standard Flower Show >

Wisconsin Garden Club Federation – Madison District
Seed Saver Swap

Seed Swap with Seed Savers Exchange

Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Seed Savers Exchange will be at the Expo on Saturday to facilitate a seed swap! Seeds will be offered from the Seed Savers collection and participants are encouraged (though not required) to bring open-pollinated, heirloom seeds to share with others. Chat with representatives from Seed Savers Exchange and learn more about the organization and their facilitated gardener-to-gardener seed sharing community.

For more information on how to participate, please email [email protected] or call 563-387-5694.

Read from Seed Savers Exchange Guide >

The Wisconsin Idea in Action

Celebrate 175 years of UW-Madison

As the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrates its 175th anniversary, Garden & Landscape Expo’s event partners Wisconsin Public Media (PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio) and UW-Madison – Extension Horticulture Program reflect on the impact of our work across the state — and beyond — through a horticulture- and media-focused historical exhibit. Together, we celebrate the reach and impact of The Wisconsin Idea, both in our past and in our future.

Vintage classroom scene with an older man explaining to attentive children.
Wakelin McNeel aka Ranger Mac with school children. ca. 1935-ca. 1950 University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives Collections, local identifier S08152
Small gray tree frog sitting on an orange Zinnia.

Photo Competition Exhibit

Designed to bring another form of imagery and perspective to Garden & Landscape Expo, the photography competition allows amateur photographers from Wisconsin to demonstrate their skills and display their work. Photographs will be juried prior to the event, and selected photographs will be exhibited at the 2024 Garden & Landscape Expo.

View previous online photo galleries >

Sunday Farmers Market

February 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Farmers Market features farmers, food artisans and local food retailers. Products available at the market can include pickles and preserves, artisan cheeses, bakery, chocolate, greens, spices and herbs, hand-crafted meats and more.

View participating vendors >

Fresh mint plants in blue Bioplas bags at a market.
Raffle

Raffle

Win great gardening prizes in the Garden & Landscape Expo Raffle! Purchase tickets at the PBS Wisconsin booth near the main entrance. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5.

All proceeds support PBS Wisconsin. Winners need not be present to win. Full contest rules are available at the PBS Wisconsin booth during the show.

View the full list of 2024 raffle prizes here >