Dayton Home and Garden Show

I have some timely information on the upcoming Dayton Home and Garden Show. I know, I know. In the past you may have called this event the “Hot Tub and Tractor Show”. However, this year I think you’ll be surprised. It’s time to get out and escape those dark, dreary days of winter and check this event out.

You will find below a communication from Steve Henger the event coordinator for the 2011 Dayton Home and Garden Show. He is making a special effort attract gardeners from all over and even offers a personal invitation to US – the gardeners in the greater Miami Valley. Half-priced (a savings of $4) advance group tickets may be ordered just contact me.  There is at least one presentation EVERY hour – 54 presentations over the span of the event! For more information and schedule of speakers, please visit:


The Dayton Home and Garden Show

March 4-6, 2011

Dayton Convention Center

Welcome to all members of garden clubs and other gardeners:

You are cordially invited as our guests of honor on Friday, March 4, 2011. Attend the Dayton Home and Garden Club and as our special guests; we are discounting our tickets by 50% to $4.00 to this exciting event this year. Show hours for Friday are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

We have made many changes to the show. We are adding a special presentation for you pertaining to gardening. Friday afternoon features a presentation by Barb Balgoyen of Walter’s Gardens that will cover what is new perennials, and other topics of interest. Walter’s Gardens is located in Michigan and is North America’s leading Wholesaler. We are very excited to have Barb come and speak. We added this presentation to our Garden Academy. As our special guest we will reserve prime seating for you. Just return the attached ticket form. This year we have added a 3-day Garden Academy that will feature many speakers from across the country. We invite you to participate while you are at the show at no extra charge. We just finalized the list of speakers.

Just a few more things to wet your appetite. As you enter the lobby of the convention center you will greeted by the smell of flowers , bushes and trees that have been forced into bloom reminding you that spring is about to come, thanks to the efforts of the students at Clark State University who are participating with the show this year.

As you enter the convention center’s main showroom you will be greeted by a 20’x 30’ bed of 100’s of sunflowers as part of the Dayton International Peace Museum exhibit. The Peace Museum promotes not only peace internationally but as well as peace in towns, families and individuals. There will be a campaign this spring to plant the various kinds of sunflowers to signify peace within our communities. We are honored to be a part of this promotion.

There will be 6 featured gardens in this year’s show by some of the leading landscapers in the area. Plus 2 “Peace Gardens”.. I will let you in on a secret, one of these is going to have 100’s of tulips with a 4’high cut ice vase full of flowers that you will swear that is made of glass not ice, it’s beautiful.

On Friday, Waste Management is sending in a corporate speaker to share info on “What is really going on with recycling”. What lies ahead and what can the common person do to help. This short 20 min. presentation is worth it’s time in gold.

Finally, over 200 vendors invite you to their booths to show you what is hot and new, with home show specials and to make your stay enjoyable. What a great way to get into the spring spirit! Come and enjoy the Dayton Home and Garden shows “Kickoff to Spring Show!”

For advance group tickets please see the Advance ticket order form. These tickets can be purchased the day of the show or in advanced and mailed out or paid in advance and held at the will call window.


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