Spring Arrives at the 2012 Siouxland Garden Show



SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Spring arrives at the 2012 Siouxland Garden Show on March 16-17 at the Marina Center, South Sioux City, Neb. The sixth annual Siouxland Garden Show is an extravaganza of nearly 50 inspiring displays and exhibits showcasing innovative items, 29 educational seminars and how-to sessions, plus, face-to-face consultation with top experts. Emphasizing a water theme, the 2012 Siouxland Garden Show will illustrate how to create strikingly attractive gardens, while at the same time conserving precious water resources.

The main hall features nearly 50 exhibitors showcasing the newest products and hottest trends and services. Visitors will find ways to save time and money while improving outdoor surroundings — including the latest in water features, landscape lighting, fairy gardens, making lighter-weight pots from hypertufa, smart irrigation and sunrooms — and enjoying the convenience of one-stop shopping.

Top regional experts will share their knowledge through free educational seminars and how-to sessions on garden-related topics throughout the weekend. The Siouxland Garden Show speaker line-up will inspire spring and summer yard and garden projects. The show features national speaker and award winning author Evelyn Hadden with Ideas to Shrink Your Lawn and Beautiful Water-wise Yards.

A children’s corner with free garden related activities for youth is available for young show visitors. Children also may enjoy the live demonstrations during the Hands-on Reptiles how-to session as well as the educational session on Raptors in the Garden. A full schedule of events and more show details are available at www.siouxlandgardenshow.org .

Hours of the show will be Friday, March 16, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door — one day passes are $5; two day passes are $9; children under 12 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Woodbury County, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension-Dakota County, and both Earl May Nursery and Garden Center locations in Sioux City.

The event is organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Woodbury County, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Dakota County, Prairie Pedlar, Earl May Nursery and Garden Center, and Woodbury County Extension Master Gardeners.

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Additional Contact:
Dawn Habhab, ISU Extension and Outreach-Woodbury County, program assistant, 712-276-2157, habhabd@iastate.edu