Culinary Stars and Modular Homes: 5 Highlights of the BC Home + Garden Show

The BC Home + Garden Show returns to BC Place Stadium this month, promising to offer visitors a wealth of info about home and garden-related services and products.

The show features over 400 vendor booths, celebrity speakers, and tons of activities that will keep everyone entertained.

The BC Home + Garden Show runs from February 19 to 23 2020. Here are 5 features to look out for:

HGTV Canada Main Stage

Bryan Baeumler

If you’re looking to revamp your home and want advice from the pros, make a beeline to the Main Stage where industry experts await. HGTV Canada’s Bryan Baeumler will be the headliner, speaking twice on “Tales from the Island, lessons learned and the REAL value hiding inside your home” (February 21 at 6pm and February 22 at 1pm). Other guests include Jamie Banfield from Jamie Banfield Designs speaking of “The Designer Kitchen” (February 22 at 1pm and February 23 at noon), as well as Sydney Carlaw from Purity Designs talking about “Designer Myths: why hire a designer?” (February 21 at 4pm and February 22 at 6pm)

Lilydale Cooking Stage

Bruno Feldeisen

Tons of local and national culinary and drink talent will be gracing the stage over the four days of the Show. You can expect live demonstrations, expert advice, as well as informative info on everything from entertaining to choosing kitchen appliances. Some speakers to look out for include: Bruno Feldeisen from CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show who will be providing demos on delectable treats, like a chocolate and caramel popcorn tart on February 21 at 4pm; Ian McHale, executive chef at Wildebeest, who will be demoing how to make a trio of tartares (tune, elk/venison, and beef) on February 23 at noon; and Kurtis Kolt, a private wine consultant, who will be speaking on B.C. bubbles on February 20 at 6pm.

Home Away from Home by Honomobo

Honomobo, based in Edmonton, AB, produces sustainable, modern, and modular container homes. Their super cool HO4+ model, built within 8 weeks, will be at the show and open for exploration by attendees. The model consists of one floor, made up of four repurposed shipping containers. Expect 1224 sq ft of space with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining room, and kitchen. Plus four to ceiling glass makes the house seem even more spacious. La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Vancouver has styled the space.

Dream in the Gardens

In addition to the Gardeners’ School with experts speaking on everything from countertop gardens to drought tolerant gardening, there are multiple feature gardens presented by No Limit Landscaping, Holley Landscaping, and Rakes & Ladders Landscaping. You can wander through 5,000 sq ft of garden space, getting ideas for your own greenery and surrounding yourself with some natural calm before heading to Art’s Garden Market by Art’s Nursery to pick up soil and plants.

Vancouver Etsy Collective

Ambleside Soap (sourced from Facebook)

For the first time ever, there will be a Vancouver Etsy Collective market at the Show, offering a curated selection of local artisan items. Participants include Ambleside Soap with soaps and essential oil bath bombs, The Salt Dispensary with gourmet salts (e.g. black truffle infused sea salt), and Old Island Stamp Company with handcrafted rubber art stamps.

Further info and tickets are available on-line.

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