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The St. Louis 37th Annual Builders Home & Garden Show is March 6-9 at America's Center
The Home & Garden Show is the place to see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services from more than 400 companies in one day, in one place.
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 400 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. Shop for patios, pools, outdoor lighting, decks, windows, doors and everything imaginable for your home. Bring your plans and have your questions answered by the experts.
You’ll be longing for spring as you stroll through beautiful gardens filled with fabulous flowers, water features and the newest ideas for your yard and garden. Tour Belgard Hardscapes’ mobile showroom, a 10’ x 53’ trailer packed full of ideas for your outdoor living space. And participate in the Belgard Treasure Hunt. Pick up a map, search the show for landscapes featuring Belgard materials, vote for your favorite and you will be entered for a chance to win an outdoor fireplace worth $7,250. Learn how to create the garden you’ve always dreamed of by attending seminars at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Green Thumb Theater. St. Louis Master Gardeners and gardening experts will share information that will make your yard the envy of your neighborhood.
Learn how you can save money, breathe easier and help the environment at the GeoComfort Green Products Pavilion & Stage. Get information and attend seminars from local and national experts, including Ed Begley Jr. An actor and director who has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances, Ed is also an active environmentalist. Turning up at events on his bicycle, Ed has been considered an environmental leader in the Hollywood community for many years. In his seminar, Energy Efficiency in the New Millennium, he will show how we can clean up the air in our cities, lessen our dependence on foreign oil, and put money in our pockets. He is appearing Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. only.
The Better Living Theater features seminars on a variety of home improvement topics by local experts. Get valuable information that can help take the stress out of your kitchen or bath remodel. Learn about the newest design ideas and hottest trends for these high-traffic rooms in your home. Home Answer Man, Scott Mosby, will talk about how to make your bathroom accessible and beautiful. And learn about hazards your home faces due to water, temperature and mold and how prevention is the best medicine for a healthy home.
Tour a fabulous home with unique rooms created by local interior designers. Walk through an impressive 2,200 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home from Clayton Homes. Get ideas and inspiration from beautiful rooms designed around Sherwin-Williams’
The Home & Garden Show is more than just windows and doors. Along with everything you need for your home and yard, visitors have the chance to learn and be entertained. Go back in time with the JFK Experience, sponsored by WaterFurnace. The JFK Experience is a compelling, interactive traveling museum featuring memorabilia and items from John F. Kennedy’s life and presidency. The exhibit includes 350 items from a collection of 20,000, acquired over a 50-year period by collector F. Nick Ciacelli. See campaign pins, rocking chairs, ceremonial gifts, and pens the president used to sign major legislation. See a sweater given to Kennedy by Caroline and John on what would be his last birthday. The president’s leather jewelry box has many of his personal jewelry and cufflinks.
Perhaps the most memorable item in the collection is the replica of the 1961 Lincoln convertible limousine that Kennedy was riding in the day he was killed in Dallas. The replica has been used in many movies, including the 1991 film “JFK.” It is an impressive sight - 21 feet long and decked out just as it was in 1963. Video remembrances of Kennedy appear with the items, and a recreation of the White House Press Room with the podium flanked by flags and marked with the Presidential Seal is the perfect photo op. Don’t miss this captivating look at the life of one of America’s most popular, enduring figures. Admission to the exhibit is included in the price of your Home Show ticket.
The Home Show is always a family-friendly destination, so bring the kids for fun on the inflatable slide and the swing ride. Kids can also visit the Children’s Garden Club, brought to the Show by St. Louis County Parks, for fun make-it and take-it projects. 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, lighting, 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 a large selection of landscaping materials, equipment and supplies. Don’t wait until spring to test drive new lawn equipment. Visit the Big Toy Test Drive, sponsored by Wm. Nobbe & Co., where you can try out some of the most popular John Deere lawn and garden equipment with no pressure or hassle.
Show hours are Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission price is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 12, and free for children five and under. Special show discounts are available with coupons from Schnucks.Pre-
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 10-15 minute intervals throughout the show.
For more information, visit www.STLHomeShow.com.
Ellen Viehmann, Home Builders Association