SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Just in time for spring, the Siouxland Garden Show is April 6-7 at the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront. The show will feature educational sessions, a Winter Farmers Market, garden vendors, wineries and much more.
“We look forward to hosting the show in April this year to offer a better variety of plants and flowers to purchase from our nurseries and vendors,” said Molly Hewitt, county director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County. “We are proud to have 24 education sessions offered during the two-day show with topics to match various interests and skill levels.”
Gardeners of any skill level can grow their skills with educational sessions on topics such as gardening basics, culinary skills, insects both good and bad, landscaping, donation gardening and tree planting.
“I believe we have a great lineup of presenters,” said Sherry McGill, ISU Extension and Outreach regional director. “There are a variety of speaker sessions and demonstrations to match anyone’s interests and experience level at this event.”
Educational speakers for the 2018 show include first-time guest Elwynn Taylor, ISU Extension and Outreach climatologist, presenting “Weather and My Garden.” Syndicated columnist and author Jan Riggenbach will present “Versatile Vines” and “New Varieties of Annuals, Vegetables and Perennials,” and Kathleen Delate from Iowa State’s Department of Horticulture will present on organic gardening. Lisa Orgler from Iowa State’s Department of Horticulture will present “Garden Design: Defining Your Outdoor Spaces” and she will also bring landscaping design students from Iowa State to give free consultations with Garden Show attendees from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The show will feature more than 40 garden vendors, a Winter Farmers Market, Winery Row featuring local wines, and the Children’s Play Area with fun and educational gardening-themed activities.
“The Siouxland Garden Show will help you grow your own gardening skills with expert knowledge, tested techniques and exciting vendor offerings,” said Carol Larvick, Nebraska Extension educator.
The entry fee is $5 per day, and children under 12 are admitted free. For more information, including a full schedule of speakers, please visit www.siouxlandgardenshow.org, or contact ISU Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County at 712-276-2157.
Sponsoring organizations include Del’s Garden Center, Sugar Plum Oak Amish Handmade Furniture, Southdale Nursery & Garden, City of Sioux City, City of South Sioux City, Sioux City Farmers Market, Up from the Earth, Powell Broadcasting Company, KTIV, Sioux City Journal and Avery Outdoor.