We promise winter doesn’t last forever. As we get closer to spring, you’re probably thinking about an upcoming project around the house. A new garden design? A bathroom renovation? Maybe you’re just itching to see the latest and greatest in innovations and trends.
If so, you’re in luck—this season’s crop of home and garden shows is filled with plenty of design inspiration and dozens of industry professionals who can offer expert insight and advice. Whether you’re in the planning phases of a project, looking for a contractor or searching for your home’s next “wow” factor, you’ll find who and what you’re looking for at the events below, all within driving distance.
New Jersey Home and Garden Show, Feb. 23-25, New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison. Since 1989, this show has become one of the destinations for home and gardening design experts, and we’re lucky enough to have it right in our backyards. With over 100 designers exhibiting, a lineup of exciting speakers and a marketplace of shop crafters, this is a great stop to research for future projects or scout out some inspiration. Tickets are $10.
Long Island Spring Home Show, Feb. 24-25, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY. If you’re debating the pros and cons of installing solar in your home, this is the show for you. In addition to dozens of vendors for kitchen, bathroom and bedroom projects, the show hosts a special Solar Green Energy expo, filled with experts who can advise you on everything from the installation process to tax credits. Tickets are free with advance registration, or $10 at the door.
Landscape New Jersey, Feb. 28, Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus. You’ll find more than 250 exhibitors at this one-day showcase, all displaying the latest trends in plants, green industry products, hardscapes and more. Industry pros will be on hand to answer your questions about everything from decorative bushes to water features and pools. Registration is $40.
South Jersey Home Show, March 2-3, Flyers Training Center, Voorhees, NJ. In addition to vendors and exhibitors, this show also includes a special kitchen showcase, which offers all the newest styles and trends presented by local contractors and designers. Whether you’re looking for a total renovation or just a cabinet makeover, you can find resources here. Entry is free with registration, or $10 at the door.
The Philadelphia Flower Show, March 2-10, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. As the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, this flower show is a treat for your senses while giving you access to the world’s top floral, garden and landscape designers. See their website for ticket prices.
Westchester Spring Home Show, March 15-16, Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY. Located a stone’s throw from New York City, the Westchester Spring Home Show attracts some of the industry’s most cutting-edge designers. With over 100 vendors displaying everything from closet designs to custom-made furniture, this is the perfect destination to shop for your next project. Keep an eye out for special giveaways. Tickets are $10.
Are any of these shows on your spring to-do list? Let us know on Instagram @njhomemag.