The St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show is Your Source for Everything You Need for Your Home

The St. Louis 35th Annual Builders Home & Garden Show is Feb. 23-26 at America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome. The Home & Garden Show is the place to see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services from companies you can trust.
Feb. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- The St. Louis 35th Annual Builders Home & Garden Show returns to America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 26. The largest quality consumer home show in North America, the Home & Garden Show is the place to see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services from reputable companies you can trust. The show is produced by the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri.

The Builders Home & Garden Show is actually six shows in one, showcasing the latest in Lawn & Garden, Kitchen & Bath, Interior Design, Pool & Spa, Building Products and Green Products. More than 500 exhibitors in 1,800 booths fill nearly 400,000 square feet and provide consumers with an excellent buying opportunity, competitive pricing and side-by-side comparison between companies.

Think spring as you stroll through beautiful landscapes filled with fabulous flowers, water features and the newest ideas for your garden. The theme this year is Gardens of the World, with five fantastic feature gardens that get their inspiration from far-off settings like France, Italy and Japan, and ones a little closer to home like the Smoky Mountains and Canada.

Visit the Belgard Landscapers Challenge to see a stunning landscape built with Belgard hardscapes. Show visitors can dream of a new outdoor living space and register to win a $10,000 brick oven for their own yard. Learn how to create the yard you’ve always dreamed of by attending seminars on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Green Thumb Theater Stage. Gardening expert Melinda Myers will talk about small space gardens and container gardening. She will also share ten easy things that any gardener can do to maximize their enjoyment, be kind to the environment, and reduce the time, money and energy spent managing their gardens. Jeff Holper, The Mole Hunter, returns to help homeowners rid their yards of moles and other pests.

The Home Show is more than just windows and doors – it’s a fun outing with often unexpected entertainment. This year, the Show is proud to host Diana, The People’s Princess, a compelling story of the life of one of the most iconic people in recent history. This professionally curated exhibition, in St. Louis for the first time, includes five of her dresses and accompanying informational panels explaining Princess Diana's journey from childhood to Royal Princess to Global Humanitarian. Viewing the exhibition is included in the cost of your Home Show ticket.

Show visitors can discover painting tips and tricks from Brian Santos, the Wall Wizard. Santos is a fourth generation decorative artist whose presentations are brimming with short cuts, cool tools, and practical techniques that will help both the first-time and experienced painter produce a professional looking finish. Learn how to clean water-based paint from brushes in just 10 seconds, the best way to handle quick touch-ups, when you should pull off that blue tape and much more.

Learn how you can save money, breathe easier and help the environment at the GeoComfort Green Products Pavilion. Get information from nearly 20 companies and attend informative seminars. Doug Rye, nationally renowned home energy conservation expert will tell you how you can heat and cool your home for just $1 a day. GeoComfort will share the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. KMOX Home Answer Man Scott Mosby will reveal the best place to spend your home improvement dollars. And visit the Mosby Solution Center where experts can give you answers to all of your home improvement questions.

The Better Living Theater features seminars on a variety of home improvement topics. Attend seminars that can help your design or remodel your kitchen or bath. Identify your countertop style. Find the improvements that work within your budget and give you the look and style you desire. Visit the American Society of Interior Designers’ Design Solutions area for color consultations to define your personal style and taste before updating your home. And learn how new products can help you comfortably and safely stay in your home as you age.

The Home Show is always a family-friendly destination. Kids will love children’s entertainer Mr. Steve. He has more than 25 years of experience performing for kids. With a funny grin, a contagious laugh and an impish, childlike enthusiasm, Steve Lundquist is not your run-of-the-mill entertainer. Attend one of his shows for music, magic, ballooning and more. The Children’s Garden Club has free hands-on projects to take home, brought to the show by St. Louis County Parks and the Nine Network. Family Fun areas are sponsored by Suburban Journals.

Don’t plan or remodel your kitchen or bath until you visit the Kitchen & Bath Showcase to see the newest styles and design ideas in cabinetry, appliances, plumbing fixtures and countertops. The Interior Design Marketplace features furniture, window and wall treatments, flooring and accessories from across the country, with many products new to the area. A wide variety of pools and spas are on display and ready for purchase in the Pool & Spa Showcase. The Lawn & Garden Marketplace features the largest selection of lawn equipment and landscape supplies under one roof. See the newest equipment from most major manufacturers. And don’t miss the tenth annual Flower Show for amazing floral design and impressive horticultural specimens. The “Beatle Mania” Flower Show is presented and juried by the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri.

Show hours are Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, February 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission price is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages six to twelve, and free for children five and under. Special show discounts are available with coupons from Schnucks.

3,500 parking spaces are available at Laclede’s Landing and the Arch garage. Visitors may park at participating lots for $3-$4 with parking validation and catch a free shuttle to and from America’s Center. The shuttle, sponsored by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will run in five-minute intervals throughout the show.

The St. Louis 35th Annual Builders Home & Garden Show is proud to be part of The National Home & Garden Show Series, presented by DISH. Pre-purchase tickets online to receive $2 off adult admission any show day and included is a full year’s subscription to Better Homes & Gardens (a value of $6). For more information, visit

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The Home Builders Associaton of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri is a local trade association representing the residential construction industry. Along with member services, the HBA produces three highly-regarded, well-attended consumer Home Shows each year.
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