Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

January, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Tacoma Home & Garden Show
The 28th Annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show, Washington State's largest combined home and garden event, runs January 26 through January 30, 2011. The show will be held in the Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington. Show hours are 11:00 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (Jan. 26 and 27), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 28 and 29) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 30).

Over 1,000 exhibitors offer products and services, providing a one-stop shopping and information-gathering experience for show goers. You'll find exhibitors showcasing the latest offerings in home and garden design and decor; products and services for the home and garden; colorful display gardens to provide inspiration; plus home and gardening experts conducting seminars and workshops throughout the five day run of the show.

Admission to the 2011 Tacoma Home & Garden Show is $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for seniors (weekdays only, 62 and older); free (with ID) for American Horticulture Society Members, and free to children 16 and under. Two Day Passes are $16.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors. Weekday Discount Coupons are available online.
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