Highlights 14th Annual Gardening Show

The 2017 Gardening Show will be held on Saturday, January 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You won't want to miss the Show, where some of the highlights include:
  • Seed & Bulb Exchange - quite possibly the largest on-site event of its type in the country. Your $10 paid admission (cash or check) includes free Seed & Bulb Exchange tickets. This year our goal is to have an inventory of 10,000 packets of seed and an assortment of approximately 2,000 bulbs. So many choices!
  • Presentations by national, regional and local gardening speakers
  • Demonstrations - hands on "how to" topics on basic gardening skills
  • The Happening Place in Building 3 where there's lots of things TO DO!
  • Gently used gardening magazines sale–bargains begin at $0.25 each
  • Children's Corner educational activities
  • Catered dining service
  • 50/50 raffle and the chance to win door prizes
  • Discounted hotel rate for overnight guests



Click here to view all of our web posts (such as links to newspaper articles) regarding our Gardening Show.


Perennial favorite, Suzie's Cafe and Catering, will be joined by Tate's Place at the 2017 Gardening Show. Together they'll delight your palate. Whether it's coffee and pastry, a breakfast burrito as we open, soup & salad or sandwich for lunch, you can count on tempting culinary choices! Select this link to see the delicious menu items offered at this year's Show.

Suzies - transparent ground  TATES


Country Inn & Suites

2020 Laporte Ave.
Valparaiso, IN
(219) 476-0000

14th Show Special Rate $80 plus tax

Call 219-476-0000 for reservations

Show Location

Porter County Expo Center

215 East Division Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383

The Annual Gardening Show is sponsored by Purdue Extension - Porter County and its Porter County Master Gardeners Association, and generously supported by Northwest Indiana Clean Air.