Garden Expo, 2015

February 11th, 2015

Can you dig it?! Plant, tend and harvest with the annual Garden Expo! The Expo will be held at the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center, February 13-15, 2015. The Expo features exhibits, seminars and hands-on workshops for the gardener and landscaping enthusiast. Many of the presenters and hands-on consultants are faculty and staff with UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension.

Ticket prices, on-site, are $8.00 for a single day, $12.00 for two days and $17.00 for three days (advance ticket savings and a discount coupon are available from the Website). Admission proceeds support Wisconsin Public Television. New for 2015 will be a Sunday Farmers’ Market.

Among the featured presenters this year are gardening experts and authors, Joel Karsten, Melinda Myers, and Professor Emeritus, Jerry Apps (search for their books in campus and UW System library collections).   “Garden Talk” host, Larry Meiller and horticulture educators, Lisa Johnson and Brian Hudelson, will take your gardening questions, live.

Factor Steenbock Library into your garden research and planning. The library maintains an extensive collection of books about gardening, organic gardening, landscape design, composting, floriculture, and pest management, among other related topics.

Consult with library staff for assistance locating and using these collections.  Browse our garden-themed Pinterest boards for a list of titles.