Discover your inner landscape architect and unleash your green thumb at the eagerly anticipated 2024 Northern California Home & Landscape Expo. Whether you’re seeking inspiration for a backyard makeover or expert guidance on nurturing your garden oasis, this premier event promises to elevate your home and garden projects to new heights.

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Scheduled to span from Friday through Sunday, February 2-4, the expo boasts the title of “California’s largest three-day show of its kind,” proudly declared by its organizers. With nearly 40,000 attendees gracing the event’s halls at Cal Expo last year, a similar enthusiastic turnout is expected this week.

The sprawling fairgrounds will be transformed into a haven for home and garden enthusiasts, teeming with an array of vendors, captivating displays, and enlightening demonstrations. It’s a veritable paradise for those eager to explore the latest trends and innovations in home improvement and landscaping.

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The NorCal Home & Landscape Expo invites guests to immerse themselves in a world of creativity and practicality, open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is priced at $10, with complimentary entry for children under 12. Seniors aged 62 and above can avail themselves of a half-price admission on Friday, while parking is available for $10 per vehicle. (Please note: Pets are not permitted on the premises.) For savvy shoppers, discount coupons are accessible online via the expo’s official website, ensuring an even more rewarding experience.

A highlight of the expo is the much-anticipated Landscape Showcase, featuring esteemed designers such as Roberta Walker Landscape Design, Premier Pools & Spas, and JVM Landscape Construction. Organizers promise an immersive experience showcasing current design trends that can be seamlessly integrated into any backyard oasis. From creating a family-friendly retreat to crafting a serene sanctuary immersed in nature’s embrace, the Landscape Showcase is sure to inspire attendees with its diverse array of concepts.

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Enriching the expo experience are a series of complimentary workshops and seminars tailored to the gardening aficionado. Renowned experts will share their insights and expertise on topics ranging from fruit tree cultivation to sustainable landscaping practices. Among the standout sessions:

At noon on Friday, Julie Barbour of Our World Our Water will delve into the nuances of nurturing fruit trees, from infancy to bountiful maturity.

Landscape designer and author Michael Glassman takes the stage at 1 p.m. on Friday to present “Landscapes Without Limitations,” offering innovative ideas for maximizing small outdoor spaces.

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On Saturday at 11 a.m., UCCE master gardener Pam Bone will debunk myths and unveil best practices for planting and caring for landscape trees.

Roberta Walker returns on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. to demonstrate how to transform your landscape into a versatile living space.

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Barbour resumes her session at 2 p.m. on Saturday, elucidating the essentials of plant and soil care for a flourishing yard and garden.

Glassman offers insights into emerging landscaping trends for 2024, emphasizing sustainability and biodiversity, at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Wrapping up the seminar series at noon on Sunday, Barbour shares invaluable tips for maintaining a lush, water-wise lawn while nurturing adjacent flora.

Moreover, Sacramento County master gardeners will be on hand throughout the expo, providing personalized guidance and invaluable advice to attendees. Don’t miss the opportunity to peruse their acclaimed 2024 calendars and garden guides, ensuring a fruitful year ahead.

Conveniently located at 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento, Cal Expo serves as the picturesque backdrop for this immersive journey into the realm of home and garden innovation. Mark your calendars and prepare to be inspired at the 2024 Northern California Home & Landscape Expo, where dreams of a vibrant, sustainable living space become a reality.

Photo: Gary Brown Enterprises/NorCal Home and Garden Expo

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