Garden Expo Offers Spring-like Respite in February

As winter settles over Wisconsin, the 24th-annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo brings a bit of spring-like warmth to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 10-12. Event hours are: 2 to 8 pm, Feb. 10; 9 am to 6 pm, Feb. 11; and 10 am to 4 pm, Feb. 12.

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) hosts the community educational event and fundraiser in partnership with UW-Extension Horticulture. All proceeds support WPT’s quality programming, educational initiatives and events that serve to enrich the Wisconsin community. Advance tickets are available now online at

This year’s event features the newest innovations in gardening and landscaping, with information and advice spread among lush green plants, colorful flowers, vibrant designs of spring, and the delicious bounties from home gardens and fresh delicacies from Wisconsin farms.

Visitors are invited to explore the third-annual Garden Expo Farmers’ Market in the Exhibition Hall Atrium on Feb. 12. The Farmers’ Market will feature farmers, food artisans and local food retailers. Products available at this year’s market include pickles and preserves, artisan cheeses, honey, olive oil, chocolate, coffee, handcrafted salami and cured meats.

Single-day tickets for Garden Expo cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Two-day passes are available for $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Three-day passes are available in advance for $16 and $18 at the door. For tickets, go to