Get the Jump on Spring

25th Annual International Home and Garden Show Comes Early

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - In preparation for the warmth and budding of all things beauty and nature, this years International Home and Garden Show arrives one month early kicking off Thursday February 21st to Sunday February 24th, 2013 at the International Centre; a bit of a change seeing as the show took place during March break over the past 24 years.

"Consumers were asking for an earlier show opportunity in winter to get their gardening and renovation plans underway sooner," says Show Manager Paul Newdick. "This is a great advantage for people who want to get the jump on spring," he adds.

Over 400 industry professionals and executives from the market's developments will make up the 100,000 square feet of space to shop, occupying everything that is agriculture, horticulture, indoor and outdoor décor, design ideas, heating and cooling systems, electrical gadgets, doors and windows, themes and home remodeling tools, state of the art eco-friendly products and accessories.

The industry's most renowned specialists will make up more than 50 seminars presented in three separate theatres, including: Celebrity Superhouse Theatre, Celebrity Garden Theatre, and the Helping You Grow Theatre will be packed with ideas organized to bring to consumers informative options through educational seminars and demonstrations.

"The warmth of spring is typically what most Canadians look forward to after three long months of dreary weather", says Newdick. "Springtime offers new life, and that's what we aim to do, present to our patrons information so that they too can enter the new season feeling revitalized, renewed and up to date with the latest trends."

This year's celebrity roster includes: Arthur Skolnik, John Reeves, Frank Ferragine, Nicholas Rosaci, Jackie Morra, Shawn Monteith, Mark Aytoil, Marjorie Mason, Jeff Mason, Denis Flanagan, Albert Graves, Kate Seaver,Vicky Sanderson, Lynn Spence, Mary Dobson, and Karl Lohnes.

Included in admission, visitors have access to The Annual Ontario Horticulture Association's Floral Design and Plant Competition, Canada's largest showcase where seasoned gardeners compete from across the province.

Parking is FREE and admission is only $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and children.

Children under eight years of age are free. Advance tickets are available online at a discounted rate.

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SOURCE: International Home & Garden Show

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