TODAY is the first day of the BC Home & Garden Show and this year promises to be one of the best years for star power on the HGTV Main Stage.
Look for celebrity contractors such as HGTV's Decked Out show host Paul Lafrance and Bryan Baeumler of Leave It To Bryan to be showcasing their new TV shows for the upcoming season. Real-estate specialists Philip DuMoulin and Sarah Daniels will also be there along with Interior Designers Jennifer Scott and Megan Barnes.
If you plan to go as a family there is plenty to do with the kids. On Feb. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. the show will offer its first annual Family Day. Events include face painting and easy art projects. Mom and Dad can enjoy cooking and gardening ideas while the kids enjoy the latest fashion trends.
Look for a Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m. on the HGTV Main Stage. This is a fashion show sponsored by our very own Park Royal Shopping Centre, featuring models and dancers hitting the runway in this season's top trends. Get there early to enjoy coveted gift bags and a $250 shopping spree giveaway.
Other venues include "Doors of the World" in which entryways are put in the spotlight. Vancouver's up-and-coming design talents create beautiful ways to spruce up your entryway with ideas ranging from landscaping and innovative design elements.
Greenery goes global with "Around the World in Eight Gardens." Eight lush landscapes are featured from around the world in more than 7,000 square feet. Backyards will never be the same with the latest in exotic blooms and chic outdoor furnishings. You are guaranteed to come home with more than just a few ideas for your backyard oasis this year.
The Winter Blooms Flower Market will be bursting with this spring's fresh cut flowers straight from the growers and back by popular demand is the m(art)ket showcasing up and coming artists complete with affordable artwork with a style and size to suit all budgets and tastes.
Lastly, be sure to visit this year's Smart Renovation Dream Home. Put those renovation anxieties aside and step into the world of smart renovations. Energy Star appliances and cost-efficient lighting ideas will dazzle you and inspire your current or future renovation.
And when your feet have had enough you can head over to the BC Home & Garden Lounge to relax and take a well-deserved break.
The 42nd annual BC Home & Garden Show runs Feb. 2024 at BC Place Stadium.
Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home décor, entertaining and floral design. Contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on her blog at www. lunter.ca.