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Avant Gardening & Landscaping’s Top 3 Reasons to Visit Garden Expo

The cold of winter has finally arrived in Wisconsin… which means it is time to think spring!!

Make plans to join Avant Gardening and Landscaping at the 2016 Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo February 12th-14th at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. This event is sure to get you ready for all your spring gardening and landscaping adventures. For more information visit: www.wigardenexpo.comGarden Expo 2016

While there’s a long list of fun things to do throughout the weekend, here’s a quick look at our team’s top 3 reasons to visit:


If that’s not enough to get your gardening soul excited, we don’t know what will! There’s a huge variety of topics from beekeeping to landscape design. Becky Kielstrup, Avant Gardening’s General Manager/Horticulturalist, will also be presenting! Be sure to check out her seminar, especially if you are interested in reducing or eliminating pesticides and inorganic fertilizers in the landscape. She will discuss organic lawn care, sustainable planting bed methods, native plants, integrated pest management and simple tips on how to begin!

Organic Landscape Maintenance Practices
When: Saturday 1:00pm – 2:00pm Location: Mendota 5


Need a new outdoor grill, gardening tools or maybe a whole new garden? Try your luck in the Garden Expo Raffle. This year, Avant Gardening & Landscaping has donated a $200 gift certificate towards a Perennial Collection, a great prize whether you’re an established gardener or just starting out.


Back by popular demand, the second annual Farmers’ Market! It will feature farmers, food artisans and local food retailers. Products available include pickles and preserves, artisan cheeses, honey, olive oil, tea, chocolate, greens, coffee, and hand-crafted salami and cured meats. Stop by the expo on Sunday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visit the Atrium of the Exhibition Hall to do some shopping!

Avant Gardening and Landscaping will be one of the many businesses, contractors, nonprofits, and artists on hand, ready to answer any of your questions throughout the weekend. We hope you venture out for this mid-winter oasis – Spring will be here before we know it!