Top 5 Gardening Features: Welcome to Spring

Feb 16, 2017, 19:33 PM
After an unseasonably cold Vancouver winter, I think we can all agree that spring couldn’t come any faster. Let's summon spring by getting our green thumbs ready for the months ahead. Here are five gardening features to look forward to next week’s show!

1. Find inspiration at the show’s Feature Gardens 
Apartment dwellers and urbanites, this one’s for you: conserving space and living small is all the rage right now, which is why we’ve got all the small garden ideas you’ll need to cultivate a lush, green garden of your own no matter where you call home. Explore more than 3,000 square feet of innovative container and small space gardens designed by Jovak Landscaping, Vandenberg Landscape Design, No Limit Landscaping and Azuro Concepts, among others. From synthetic turf to hearty greens to self-contained recycled water features, we’ve got all the tools and inspiration you’ll need to create the garden of your dreams regardless of size. Learn more about the Feature Gardens!


2. Learn from the pros at the Vancouver Sun Gardeners’ School 
Growing apart from your garden plot? Rediscover your lost love for all things leafy with daily seminars from The Vancouver Sun gardening editor Steve Whysall and his team of gardening gurus, with topics ranging from urban gardens to edibles and everything in between. Dig in!


3. Take the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge with Rust-Oleum 
Eating your veggies has never tasted better! The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge is back with a fresh new twist to grow your greens and give back at the same time. Five local tastemakers are sprouting change by upcycling rescued items from ReStore into one-of-a-kind containers for herb and vegetable gardens, using only Rust-Oleum paints and stains, and a frugal $50 design budget. Place a silent auction bid on your favourite edible urban garden at the show and support Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver in the process - 100% of auction proceeds benefit the cause, helping to provide provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live.


4. Explore the ‘smallest’ next big thing at the Honomobo Container Laneway Home
Take modern, beautiful and modular living to a new level with a Honomobo shipping container home! Interior designed by local, award-winning interior design firm Kendall Ansell Interiors, and landscaped by Blue Pine, 'one-of-a-kind' hardly describes how unique each Honomobo home really is. Take a tour through this 704 sq.ft. home that can easily be stacked or relocated depending on need, and features endless applications and beautiful, but practical design. Just one look and you'll see that the Honomobo shipping container home elevates compact, small-space living to a whole new level with environmentally friendly designs and efficient construction timelines.

Honomobo Container Laneway Home

5. Do it yourself! Join WORKSHOP, a series of interactive workshops from our favourite local vendors 
Your Pinterest board is about to come to life! Learn from the pros in this hands-on workshop series curated by some of Vancouver’s finest local artisans. Learn from the best in a variety of categories, including Celsia Florist, Written Word Calligraphy, Spool of Thread, and Studio Full Bloom. Choose your workshop and reserve your spot online directly with each vendor, you won’t want to miss this!

Calligraphy Workshop

The Vancouver Home + Garden Show takes over BC Place February 22-26, 2017. With hundreds of home improvement experts ready to help with your next project, it's a must-attend event for Vancouver homeowners. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 when you connect with us on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show. Can't wait to see you there!


FEBRUARY 22-26, 2017.