A well-maintained lawn is the best way to shower a house with love, aside from kissing the doorstep or spray-painting sonnets on its walls. Show your home where your heart is with this Groupon.
$8 for Two One-Day Home-and-Garden-Show Tickets (Up to $16 Value)
From Friday, March 23, through Sunday, April 1, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center, visitors explore booths from more than 250 exhibitors, a garden market proffering garden décor and supplies, and 12 themed gardens and patios while munching on food samples. See the full list of exhibitors
The Realtors Home & Garden Show
Every year, a crew of landscapers draws on a palate of bricks, wood, and water, as well as foliage and flowers, to fashion sweeping terraces and murmuring aquatic features. This year, in its 88th iteration, The Realtors Home & Garden Show explores the hours of the day through designs focused on facilitating morning meditation, afternoon cookouts, and evening film screenings. One installation rises from the work of international chalk artist Julie Kirk Purcell, who teases the eye with mural of a chalk garden that seems to leap in three dimensions from the floor of the convention hall.
Chatter drifts to the model patios and gardens from more than 250 exhibitors and vendors, who showcase home-improvement and landscaping techniques alongside designers of windows, cabinetry, fences, and saunas. A culinary area stands out from the rows of home wares with daily demonstrations from five chefs, including some nominated for James Beard awards. The sessions focus on topics including plating, raw food, and French dishes, all using organic ingredients from local farms. Nearby, a market bustles with guests toting potting supplies, gardening tools, and makeup kits for vain scarecrows. Outdoor furniture begs to perch on patios alongside lawn ornamentations that hint at European and Asian art traditions or highlight work by local artisans.