Highlights

Highlights
Highlights

Highlights

Gretchen Mead
Joe Lamp’l
Julie Dawson

Gretchen Mead, Victory Garden Initiative
Saturday

Gretchen Mead is the visionary leader behind Milwaukee’s Victory Garden Initiative (VGI), which aims to build communities that grow their own food. Gretchen will share the story of VGI’s city-wide garden building BLITZ, the nation’s largest garden-building event, responsible for creating 3,000 gardens across the city since 2009, transforming Milwaukee’s food and gardening landscape.

Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World
Saturday

Joe Lamp’l is the creator, executive producer and host of the award-winning national PBS series, Growing a Greener World, and founder of joegardener.com. Joe will present the secrets behind creating the perfect TV garden and starting and maintaining a thriving organic vegetable garden.

Julie Dawson, Seed to Kitchen Collaborative
Friday and Saturday

Here’s your chance to get all your gardening questions answered! Join Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Garden Talk” host Larry Meiller and horticulture experts Lisa Johnson and Brian Hudelson at 9:30 a.m. Saturday as they talk about the coming planting season and take questions about your garden.

Aquascaping
Melinda Myers
Catherine Zimmerman

Aquascaping Competition
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hosted by the Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists, Garden Expo’s first-ever aquascaping competition will challenge participants to create a small aquarium display on site at Garden Expo. Come watch contestants build their displays on Friday and Saturday (displays will be completed by noon on Saturday), or check out the awards presentation at noon on Sunday.

Melinda Myers
Saturday and Sunday

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will share insights from more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Melinda is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine, has written more than 20 gardening books and previously hosted seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from the American Transmission Corporation/Grow Smart.

Catherine Zimmerman, The Meadow Project
Friday

Catherine Zimmerman, an award-winning director of photography and documentary filmmaker, will share her latest film release, Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, followed by a panel discussion. The documentary explores how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local eco-systems.

Inga Witscher
Larry Meiller
Cocktails

Inga Witscher, Around the Farm Table
Friday and Saturday

Inga Witscher, Host of Wisconsin Public Television’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the Wisconsin Public Television booth on Friday (4-6 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.-noon). Inga will also host a stage demonstration about growing garlic and will share her favorite garlic recipes.

Larry Meiller, Garden Talk
Saturday

Larry Meiller, host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Garden Talk” will team up with UW-Extension horticulture experts Lisa Johnson and Brian Hudelson to answer all of your gardening questions.

Botanical-Themed Craft Cocktails by Graze in the Central Garden
Friday

Join us Friday from 5-8pm in the central garden for botanical-themed craft cocktails, creatively developed and mixed up by talented team at Graze. Take some time to enjoy the beautiful plant and flower display put together by members of the Wisconsin Nursery and Landscaping Association.

Jerry Apps
Joel Karsten
Farmers’ Market

Jerry Apps
Saturday and Sunday

Celebrated rural storyteller, gardener and land steward Jerry Apps will share his latest Wisconsin Public Television documentary, Never Curse the Rain, and present tips for documenting the story of your garden through the seasons.

Joel Karsten
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Joel Karsten is the author of two best-selling books on straw bale gardening, whose method was called “revolutionary” by The New York Times. Joel will demonstrate how you can start growing a straw bale garden.

Garden Expo Farmers’ Market
Sunday

Back by popular demand, the Farmers’ Market will return to Garden Expo on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Atrium. Stock up on pickles and preserves, farm-fresh eggs, artisan cheeses, fresh greens, hot sauces, honey and more.

Gretchen Mead
Joe Lamp’l

Gretchen Mead, Victory Garden Initiative
Saturday

Gretchen Mead is the visionary leader behind Milwaukee’s Victory Garden Initiative (VGI), which aims to build communities that grow their own food. Gretchen will share the story of VGI’s city-wide garden building BLITZ, the nation’s largest garden-building event, responsible for creating 3,000 gardens across the city since 2009, transforming Milwaukee’s food and gardening landscape.

Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World
Saturday

Joe Lamp’l is the creator, executive producer and host of the award-winning national PBS series, Growing a Greener World, and founder of joegardener.com. Joe will present the secrets behind creating the perfect TV garden and starting and maintaining a thriving organic vegetable garden.

Julie Dawson
Aquascaping

Julie Dawson, Seed to Kitchen Collaborative
Friday and Saturday

UW-Madison Horticulture Professor Julie Dawson will present about the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative, a partnership of farmers, gardeners, top local chefs and plant breeders that aims to identify and develop vegetable varieties with exceptional flavor for Wisconsin’s climate. Learn more about how you can get involved with the project!

Aquascaping Competition
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hosted by the Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists, Garden Expo’s first-ever aquascaping competition will challenge participants to create a small aquarium display on site at Garden Expo. Come watch contestants build their displays on Friday and Saturday (displays will be completed by noon on Saturday), or check out the awards presentation at noon on Sunday.

Melinda Myers
Catherine Zimmerman

Melinda Myers
Saturday and Sunday

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will share insights from more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Melinda is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine, has written more than 20 gardening books and previously hosted seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from the American Transmission Corporation/Grow Smart.

Catherine Zimmerman, The Meadow Project
Friday

Catherine Zimmerman, an award-winning director of photography and documentary filmmaker, will share her latest film release, Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, followed by a panel discussion. The documentary explores how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local eco-systems.

Inga Witscher
Larry Meiller

Inga Witscher, Around the Farm Table
Friday and Saturday

Inga Witscher, Host of Wisconsin Public Television’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the Wisconsin Public Television booth on Friday (4-6 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.-noon). Inga will also host a stage demonstration about growing garlic and will share her favorite garlic recipes.

Larry Meiller, Garden Talk
Saturday

Larry Meiller, host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Garden Talk” will team up with UW-Extension horticulture experts Lisa Johnson and Brian Hudelson to answer all of your gardening questions.

Cocktails
Jerry Apps

Botanical-Themed Craft Cocktails by Graze in the Central Garden
Friday

Join us Friday from 5-8pm in the central garden for botanical-themed craft cocktails, creatively developed and mixed up by talented team at Graze. Take some time to enjoy the beautiful plant and flower display put together by members of the Wisconsin Nursery and Landscaping Association.

Jerry Apps
Saturday and Sunday

Celebrated rural storyteller, gardener and land steward Jerry Apps will share his latest Wisconsin Public Television documentary, Never Curse the Rain, and present tips for documenting the story of your garden through the seasons.

Joel Karsten
Farmers’ Market

Joel Karsten
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Joel Karsten is the author of two best-selling books on straw bale gardening, whose method was called “revolutionary” by The New York Times. Joel will demonstrate how you can start growing a straw bale garden.

Garden Expo Farmers’ Market
Sunday

Back by popular demand, the Farmers’ Market will return to Garden Expo on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Atrium. Stock up on pickles and preserves, farm-fresh eggs, artisan cheeses, fresh greens, hot sauces, honey and more.

Gretchen Mead

Gretchen Mead, Victory Garden Initiative
Saturday

Gretchen Mead is the visionary leader behind Milwaukee’s Victory Garden Initiative (VGI), which aims to build communities that grow their own food. Gretchen will share the story of VGI’s city-wide garden building BLITZ, the nation’s largest garden-building event, responsible for creating 3,000 gardens across the city since 2009, transforming Milwaukee’s food and gardening landscape.

Joe Lamp’l

Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World
Saturday

Joe Lamp’l is the creator, executive producer and host of the award-winning national PBS series, Growing a Greener World, and founder of joegardener.com. Joe will present the secrets behind creating the perfect TV garden and starting and maintaining a thriving organic vegetable garden.

Julie Dawson

Julie Dawson, Seed to Kitchen Collaborative
Friday and Saturday

Here’s your chance to get all your gardening questions answered! Join Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Garden Talk” host Larry Meiller and horticulture experts Lisa Johnson and Brian Hudelson at 9:30 a.m. Saturday as they talk about the coming planting season and take questions about your garden.

Aquascaping

Aquascaping Competition
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Hosted by the Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists, Garden Expo’s first-ever aquascaping competition will challenge participants to create a small aquarium display on site at Garden Expo. Come watch contestants build their displays on Friday and Saturday (displays will be completed by noon on Saturday), or check out the awards presentation at noon on Sunday.

Melinda Myers

Melinda Myers
Saturday and Sunday

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will share insights from more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Melinda is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine, has written more than 20 gardening books and previously hosted seven seasons of Great Lakes Gardener on PBS. Melinda’s presentations are made possible with support from the American Transmission Corporation/Grow Smart.

Catherine Zimmerman

Catherine Zimmerman, The Meadow Project
Friday

Catherine Zimmerman, an award-winning director of photography and documentary filmmaker, will share her latest film release, Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, followed by a panel discussion. The documentary explores how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local eco-systems.

Inga Witscher

Inga Witscher, Around the Farm Table
Friday and Saturday

Inga Witscher, Host of Wisconsin Public Television’s Around the Farm Table, will greet visitors at the Wisconsin Public Television booth on Friday (4-6 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.-noon). Inga will also host a stage demonstration about growing garlic and will share her favorite garlic recipes.

Larry Meiller

Larry Meiller, Garden Talk
Saturday

Larry Meiller, host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Garden Talk” will team up with UW-Extension horticulture experts Lisa Johnson and Brian Hudelson to answer all of your gardening questions.

Cocktails

Botanical-Themed Craft Cocktails by Graze in the Central Garden
Friday

Join us Friday from 5-8pm in the central garden for botanical-themed craft cocktails, creatively developed and mixed up by talented team at Graze. Take some time to enjoy the beautiful plant and flower display put together by members of the Wisconsin Nursery and Landscaping Association.

Jerry Apps

Jerry Apps
Saturday and Sunday

Celebrated rural storyteller, gardener and land steward Jerry Apps will share his latest Wisconsin Public Television documentary, Never Curse the Rain, and present tips for documenting the story of your garden through the seasons.

Joel Karsten

Joel Karsten
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Joel Karsten is the author of two best-selling books on straw bale gardening, whose method was called “revolutionary” by The New York Times. Joel will demonstrate how you can start growing a straw bale garden.

Farmers’ Market

Garden Expo Farmers’ Market
Sunday

Back by popular demand, the Farmers’ Market will return to Garden Expo on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Atrium. Stock up on pickles and preserves, farm-fresh eggs, artisan cheeses, fresh greens, hot sauces, honey and more.

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