Home & Garden Show Blooming with New Ideas, Innovative Displays
Mar 31, 2016 10:23AM
● By Vanessa Orr
The Duquesne Light Home & Garden Show, held at the Pittsburgh Convention Center from March 4-13, had a little something for everybody, whether you were looking for gardening help, construction and remodeling advice, or even a little friendly chit-chat with local favorite, Pittsburgh Dad.
Visitors got the chance to enjoy hundreds of exhibits spread over 10 acres, including the Dream Home® Top 10 Life-changing new products; free appraisals by Dr. Lori at the Antiques Home Show; gardening advice from ‘Renegade Gardener’ Don Engebretson and Doug Oster, Pittsburgh’s own master gardener, and free consultations with professional home designers.
There were some really unique things to see this year, including She Sheds, which turned regular outdoor storage units into some pretty fabulous girl getaways, and the Rooted in Pittsburgh display, which paid tribute to famous ‘burghers through creatively designed landscapes inspired by their contributions. From Rachel Carson to Andy Warhol to Gene Kelly and Martha Graham, the displays, designed by students from the Bidwell Training Center, were a wonderful way to showcase history and horticulture under one roof.