Friday, June 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

Tacoma Home & Garden Show

// Start the New Year off at the state's largest home and garden event

Having trouble finishing that home project you started months ago? Want to add some change in your household but just can't decide what? Have no fear – the Annual Tacoma Home and Garden show is here. O'Loughlin Trade Shows of Tacoma welcomes you to the perfect place to help tie up loose ends or kick off the New Year with a tasteful project to add that sense of change in your household. No matter if you're the do-it-yourself type, a professional or anything in between, this five-day event will help make your ideas and projects a reality.

Come be inspired by feature gardens showcased by top landscapers including SK Landscaping, Marenkos Rock Center and Washington Association of Landscape Professionals. These displays will give you a fresh feeling as you enter into the show. Whether you are looking for a Pacific Northwest refuge or adding elements of Northwest living to your space, these well thought out displays will give you the warm feeling of home. Alongside the outdoor displays, the National Kitchen and Bath Association give you a peek indoors into the latest generation of appliances and cabinets along with techniques and information for labor saving projects – plus a daily treat demonstration for the full experience.

Northwest horticulture and gardening experts such as Ciscoe Morris, Marianne Binetti, Sue Goetz, Marty Wingate and many more will express creative ways during their garden expertise seminars to make you excited to invite everyone over to relax in your own backyard. These seminars are free during the course of the show and packed full with information covering a wide range of topics – from kitchen gardening to making your own backyard fountain. With hundreds of exhibits and dozens of round the clock seminars, why wait to create that perfect "home sweet home?"

If you're looking for that "something different" appeal, don't miss out on the debut of the Vintage Market. This shopping area includes items from more than 20 vendors that spotlight the beauty in reusable items. These fun and unusual treasures come from a variety of time frames, including French inspired pieces and lawn furniture sets from the '50s and '60s. This shabby-chic market has just about everything you need to help your garden and home stand out from all the others, with lots of colorful trinkets from near and far reminding us to love the simpler things in life.

If you want a taste for the rare and unique feast your eyes on the Plant Market and taste the wonder of hundreds of different plants for your home and garden usage alike. Gaze into the display of thousands of rare plant life from the Bark and Garden Center to add spice into your garden. They will be hosting rare miniature conifers, blooming daphnes, houseplants, shrubs and much more all for sale at great prices.

This year the Tacoma Home and Garden Show is teaming up with Toyota and creating the "Toyota Camry Passport Contest" to welcome the reinvented 2012 Toyota Camry. Those who visit four displays within the show win a special participation prize and are entered into a drawing to win a free barbeque. Also participants are given a free ticket to the upcoming Sportsman's Show at the Western Washington Fair grounds in Puyallup. Those who complete promotions will be entered to win a grand prize.

The magic of the Tacoma Home and Garden show takes place Jan. 25-29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Ticket prices range from $10-$16 for adults and $8-$12 for seniors (depending on your choice of one or two day passes). Visitors ages 16 and under get in free. Bring your gardener in training, a friend or even just yourself for an event full of creativity at the Tacoma Dome.