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.
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!
More than 150 exhibitors join us at the Garden & Landscape Expo to share the latest trends in gardening, landscaping, local foods and ecological sustainability.
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.
Standard Flower Show
The Madison District 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.