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Garden Stage
Disc-Connected K-9’s World Famous Frisbee Dog Stage
Belgard Outdoor Living Pavilion
Tree Sapling Giveaway
Cooking Stage
Kids Craft Area
Bug House
Living in Louisville


10 Most Common Landscape Problems – Most landscape concerns are common problems that can often be solved without a headache or significant cost. June Sandercock, member of the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association, will describe common mistakes and concerns and suggest practical ways to correct them.

Contain Yourself! Another great one from Jeff Wallitsch of Wallitsch Garden Center. Learn how to create gorgeous containers for your home that will provide you with smiles through the summer! Jeff will demonstrate on stage how you can put together great containers that will make you look like a professional.

Gardening on a Budget – Keep the green in your garden and in your wallet! Master Gardener June Sandercock will give you tips and tricks for gardening more economically, whether in large landscapes or in balcony-sized spaces.

Go Ahead! Touch my BUG! Meet some rare and exotic insects and learn about the benefits of pollinators,the plight of the Monarch, and much more from Blair Leano-Helvey and Rachelyn Dobson of Idlewild Butterfly Farm.

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs – and yes, there is such a thing! Blair Leano-Helvey of Idlewild Butterfly Farm explains why you should not be stepping on every bug you see! Learn about the benefits some bugs provide to your garden & flower beds from the local leading expert.

Jeff’s Top 25! The Top 25 plants to use for Container Gardening – allow local expert Jeff Wallitsch of Wallitsch Garden Center, walk you through the top plants that will help you have the best looking and longest lasting containers on the block!

Starting from Seed - Julia Wall MS, OTR/L, JCMGA Co-President - An interactive class featuring tips and tricks for ensuring you have everything you need to start your yearly garden indoors, yourself! Save money and time with your veggies. Ensure that you have the right plants, the freshest seed, the best garden plan,and the most knowledge possible to make your 2017 garden a huge success.

Vegetable Gardening 101 - Learn the basics of building a new garden in your own backyard. Topics will include: soil, light, water, and plant selection basics for beginning gardeners. Presenter Whitney Sewell, Director of Urban Agriculture at Louisville Grows.

What’s all the BUZZ ?? – Join local Beekeepers, Claude Nutt and Rodolfo Bernal and as they provide information on the importance of honey bees and other pollinators, what we can do to help and what it really takes to become a beekeeper in Louisville. Enjoy some honey bee trivia and educate yourself on the benefits of "home grown honey”.


11 am – Jeff’s Top 25!
12 noon – Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
1 pm – Gardening on a Budget
2 pm – Contain Yourself!
3 pm – 10 Most Common Landscape Problems
4 pm – Contain Yourself!
5 pm – Go Ahead! Touch my BUG!
6 pm – Jeff’s Top 25!
7 pm – Vegetable Gardening 101

11 am – Jeff’s Top 25!
12 noon – Vegetable Gardening 101
1 pm – Contain Yourself!
2 pm – Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
3 pm – Starting from Seed
4 pm – Jeff’s Top 25!
5 pm – Gardening on a Budget
6 pm – Contain Yourself!
7 pm – 10 Most Common Landscape Problems

11 am – Gardening on a Budget
12 noon – Contain Yourself!
1 pm – Starting from Seed
2 pm – What’s all the BUZZ ??

The Logan Lavelle Hunt Disc-Connected K-9’s World Famous Frisbee Dog Stage


This incredible dog show returns to us for its fifth time in the last six years. This is fun for the entire family and provides that much needed break as you make their way through nearly 7 acres of show floor. Be sure to see at least one of the aerobatic, gravity-defying, high energy shows. Heart-warming stories of how these World Champion performing dogs went from being abandoned to the performers they are today.

Friday, March 3: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 4: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 5: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.


Local landscape architects create spacious and dazzling outdoor living spaces that incorporate an abundance of amenities including kitchens, grill islands, fireplaces, water features and dramatic outdoor lighting. Stop by and get ideas for your new outdoor oasis!

Belgard Hardscapes - Brock Harmon | Belgard Sales Manager, 901 E. Troy Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, Office: 317-787-3201 Cell: 317-339-3048,, Website:

Mike Osbourn Lawn Care - Mike Osbourn, 206 Bells Mill Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, 502-277-1020 – 502-277-1040 (fax),, Website:

Greenside Outdoor Services, Inc - Dustin McGehee, 5842 Waveland Circle, Prospect KY 40059, 502-727-4925,, Website:

TK Ground Services, Inc. - Travis Whitenack, 502-386-6666, or


The tree giveaway, courtesy of L & N Federal Credit Union, will feature 4,000 saplings of two or three different varieties that are free to show guests. Experts will be on hand to help guests choose the correct tree for their outdoor area and explain proper sapling care.



At the Cooking Stage, presented by Semonin Realtors, local chefs and culinary experts will be serving up their tips, tricks and signature dishes. There are over a dozen seminars where the audience will be able to ask questions and maybe even get a taste of a delectable dish! GE CAFÉ appliances for the Cooking Stage are provided by Trend Appliance Company, cabinets are provided by Barber Cabinets and AV equipment by Hawkeye Security & Electronics. Free with admission.

12 noon – Chef Natalie Dorris
1 pm – Tim Moore, Semonin Realtors
2 pm – Oldham County Schools Culinary ArtsProgram, Chef Garrett Sanborn & Students
4 pm – Tim Moore, Semonin Realtors
5 pm – Chef Maria Bell
6 pm – GE Appliances

11 am – Michael Spurlock, Loui Loui Detroit Pizzas
1 pm – Tim Moore, Semonin Realtors
2 pm – Sawyer & Chef Marshall Grissom, Dish on Market
3 pm – Chef Josh Moore, Volare
4 pm – Tim Moore, Semonin Realtors
5 pm – Chef Nancy Russman, Cook Book Author
6 pm – Chef Kathy Douglas, Fresh Chef Experience

11 am – Pat Schnatter, Zeggs
12 noon – Chef Nichelle Maddox, Citizen 7
1 pm – Annemarie Greipel, Gasthaus
3 pm – Tim Moore, Semonin Realtors



The Kids Craft Area provides families a space for kiddos to do craft and garden activities. Children 3-10 years of age will be able to take home a seed they have planted or a flower they have created.
PARTNERS:Wallitsch Garden Center, Yew Dell Gardens

Kids Craft Area Hours:

Friday, March 3: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 4: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 5: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Idlewild Butterfly Farm pulled out all the stops this year by offering a 13’ x 13’ Bug House featuring tropical insects attendees can see up close and even hold! At the Bug House, there will also be bug and butterfly jewelry for sale. Learn more about increasing your garden’s butterfly and humming bird visitors. The Bug House is free to walk through!


Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has the inside track on all the fun things to do in our city! Stop by the Living in Louisville exhibit where local tourism professionals and museum and attractions staff will be on hand to tell you about the many incredible opportunities to experience the culture and uniqueness of Louisville. Free with admission.

Participating Attractions:

  • Belle of Louisville
  • Bluegrass Indoor Karting
  • Copper & Kings American Brandy Company
  • Frazier History Museum
  • Indiana Caverns
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Kentucky Kingdom
  • Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company
  • Louisville Bats
  • Louisville City FC
  • Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Louisville Mega Cavern
  • Louisville Quest
  • The Louisville Zoo
  • Speed Art Museum
  • Squire Boone Caverns
  • The Parklands of Floyds Fork
  • The Thirsty Pedaler
  • Trolley de Ville
  • Waterworks Museum
  • Wheel Fun Rentals/Louisville Segway Tours
  • Southern Indiana Convention & Tourism Bureau
  • Derby Dinner Playhouse
  • Howard Steamboat Museum
  • Hidden Hill Nursery
  • Ohio River Greenway

Enter to win the "Living It Up In Louisville” Family Package Grand Prize from the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau !

The Grand Prize Includes:
- Tickets for 4 to all of the attractions that are participating in the "Living In Louisville” area
- $150 worth of merchandise from the Louisville Visitor Center.

Visitors to the Home, Garden & Remodeling Show can register at the Louisville table inside our "Living In Louisville” area by either completing our Trivia Game or by filling out a registration form. Must be 18+ to register for this giveaway and the winner will be notified by e-mail later in March after the Show.

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