The ongoing Spring Dispatch Home & Garden show is highlighting gardens featuring the most popular pandemic travel destination of all — your own backyard.
Six unique gardens offer up the fragrance of spring and celebrate the best of outdoor living amid captivating backyard getaways. Guests will see the exemplary work of central Ohio landscape designers and get ideas about how their own yards could be transformed.
Today’s featured garden is Rustic Spring Getaway by Oakland Nurseries.
The sights, sounds and scents of early springtime will assail the senses in Oakland Nurseries’ exhibit. Daffodils, crocuses, forsythia and redbuds are plentiful in the garden, said Bryan Joyce, a landscape designer for Oakland Nurseries. Wooden trellises welcome visitors to the backyard. In addition to the aesthetics, Oakland’s backyard escape also provides the opportunity for activities such as roasting marshmallows at a fire pit.
Events take place inside the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center through March 14 (closed Monday).
Today’s hours: noon to 8 p.m.; timed tickets available for noon to 3 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
New parking entrance: The new parking entrance is at 561 E. 11th Ave. Guests cannot enter from 17th Avenue. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Of note: Tickets to the show will not be sold on-site. Sunday’s admission tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. When guests purchase their adult tickets for a timed entry of 3 to 5 p.m., they will receive one pair of high-quality garden gloves. Online tickets after 5 p.m. are the lowest-priced tickets: just $5 for adults and free for children. Each child must have his or her own ticket.
“Thank You” tickets for military, first responders, health care workers and teachers are available. The show is extending a special complimentary ticket offer for persons in these groups on Tuesday through Friday only. Eligible visitors can register for one complimentary ticket online, then show their valid ID and the online ticket at the Guest Services booth before entering the show.
Food and beverage concessions will be closed for safety.
For more information about safety protocols and the show, visit DispatchHomeandGardenShow.com.