Home & Landscape Show

Get inspiration this weekend for your home projects
Garden displays throughout the show offer ideas to implement in your own backyard.

The 11th-annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show comes to the Cabarrus Arena this weekend. Although it's outside of the city (about 26 miles from the city center), the drive will be worth it for thousands of square feet filled with exhibitors.

The show has examples of backyards, decks, bathrooms, kitchens, and patios on display. Vendors include builders, contractors, landscape professionals, kitchenware representatives, and many more. If you've been thinking about a spring or summer project, such as putting in a pool, building an outdoor kitchen, or updating the front yard landscape, you can collect ideas and talk to people who have first-hand experience with the work.

This year's guest speaker is Jason Cameron, of the DIY Network's "Desperate Landscapes," "Man Caves," and "Sledgehammer." He is scheduled to speak at noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Interior designer Anna Stowe will also give presentations on designing in stages (Friday, 2 p.m.), dressing windows (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), and finding the right rug (Saturday, 11 a.m. and Sunday, noon).

The show starts this Friday (January 23) at 2 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. It then continues through the weekend on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults 17 and older is $7.50, and children 16 and younger are admitted free. Admission covers all three days, and parking is free.

Extras for the kids include a kids' workshop from Lowe's and a "create your own stuffed animal" station. The Humane Society will also be onsite for pet adoptions.

To learn more, visit the website here.

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