One of our best regional home shows!
Wide array of home care products & services.
Wide array of gardening & lawn care vendor offerings.
One of our best regional home shows!
Wide array of home care products & services.
Wide array of gardening & lawn care vendor offerings.
FREE PARKING. For your convenience, park in the WINTER LOT for easy access to the show.
COST: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, 12 and under FREE
Styles & prices for every taste & budget!
Builders, remodelers, designers & contractors.
The Southeastern CT Home and Garden Show is one of Jenks Productions’ best and longest running regional home shows. Each year the Home Show draws more and more visitors, last year’s show had over 20,000 in attendance. This increased Home and Garden expo crowd has enticed even more home show vendor participation. Our Home improvement and Garden show will be held at the Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT from Friday February 16 – Sunday February 18, 2024.
Meet your next home improvement professional, learn something new about home renovations or garden design and landscaping care, enter contests and then head over to the Mohegan Sun Casinos and stay for some dining, shopping or fun nightlife. There’s plenty of convenient parking at the Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun. For your convenience, park in the WINTER LOT for easy access to the show.
The CT Garden and Home Show offers a diverse array of home and garden care products and services by local New England Businesses, from New London to Hartford, to national vendors, each presenting innovative and imaginative displays. Everything you need for your home, condo, apartment, lawn, garden and health needs will be at our incredible home improvement event!
As in the previous years, our home and garden show will feature home improvement companies from the local area but will also include representatives from national vendors. At Jenks Productions, we always want to provide a full complement of vendors to satisfy any service your home may require but we also make sure to provide a variety of offerings within each service. This ensures our visitors have everything they need to make the most educated decisions when selecting a home improvement professional.
This year we have ramped up our speakers and lectures and will have hourly programing Saturday and Sunday. Topics range from roses, flowers, vegetables, and other plants, to Garden & Landscape design, pollinators and so much more.
As you can see above, our CT home and garden show will feature gardening and lawn care vendors offering information, goods and services to beautify and care for your home’s “green” needs. If you already have your own home garden ideas or are looking for inspiration, these are the professionals you want to brainstorm with. Stop by each booth to see samples and demos from the experts. Learn more about gardening, garden design & construction, arranging flowers, watering plants, growing seasonal plants & vegetables, landscaping, lawn care and basically anything else you could imagine at a garden show.
Russell J Holmes Host of Renovation Impossible Saturday 11-2
Contractor Russell Holmes helps clients get their stalled renos back on track using ingenious, dollar-stretching solutions. With some help from designer Paige Poupart, he’ll fnd compromises that make the most-ambitious home improvement dreams a reality.
Joe Furey Sunday 12-3
Joseph Thomas Furey Jr. aka Joe, or @StormFurey on Twitter, joined News 8 in October 2017.
As for Furey’s hobby, it’s weather! One of his favorite weather stories is when Dr. Mel put him in charge of setting-up their big-brand new weather data recording station on the roof above the weather office at WCSU. A few weeks later Hurricane Gloria showed up. They were all excited when the anemometer registered an 83 mph wind gust and then the weather station flew past the window they were looking out of and smashed on the ground. Furey had forgotten to secure it to the roof! Ever see Dr. Mel mad??
Another one of Furey’s favorite stories is when he forecasted 1 inch of snow and we got 1 foot. The next day on-air a bucket of snow landed on his head while he was doing the weather live on TV.
Furey also loves going out to schools across Connecticut and talking about weather and other stuff.
Furey says it was probably his grandparents who inspired his love for weather. They came from Newfoundland, Canada and would sleep with a window open during the winter. They talked about icebergs that went by their house in St John’s, Newfoundland. They even had stories about times in winter when the snow was so deep and drifted so the only way out of their house was from a second floor window.
Lorraine Ballato; Sunday 12:45 – 1:00 Success with Hydrangeas
As a professional horticulturist, Lorraine’s obsession with plants comes through in her lectures, social media writings, magazine articles and photographs which you can find in Connecticut Gardener, Edible Nutmeg, Coast of Maine, and elsewhere. Her weekly gardening columns ran for over ten years, reaching more than 15,000 homes in northwest Connecticut. Lorraine is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and in the Connecticut Master Gardener Program as well as for the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut. Lorraine has spoken on numerous gardening radio programs and podcasts from Alaska to Connecticut and delights audiences at regional symposiums, flower shows, civic gatherings, and garden clubs.
Besides tending the Connecticut garden which Lorraine and her husband have created (including many plants under trial conditions), Lorraine’s organic home garden includes seasonal vegetables, her beloved hydrangeas and all manner of ornamentals, which have informed her writing, lectures, and radio guest spots. Their garden is not only a laboratory but has been the subject of magazine articles and has been on several garden tours.
Lorraine’s latest book is the best selling Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener’s Guide. Her previous book is Successful Self Watering Containers: Converting Your Favorite Container to a Self-Waterer. You can learn more about Lorraine on her website where you can also sign up for her free hydrangea blog.
Mike and Angela Chute
Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening Saturday 2:45-3:45
Program explains everything you need to know in six easy-to-follow steps that take the mystery out of rose gardening. Encourage home gardeners to grow sustainable roses.
Mike and Angelina Chute are co-owners of RoseSolutions, a landscape consulting company that specializes in roses. They are both certified American Rose Society Master Rosarians. Mike is an accredited ARS horticultural rose judge. They also serve as consultants for both municipal and private rose gardens. Accomplished garden writers, the Chutes’ second book, Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners joins Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening. In addition to their books, the Chut’s were recently Contributing Editors to the American Rose magazine, have written numerous garden articles and authored the chapter “Roses” in the University of Rhode Island Sustainable Gardening Manual. They maintain a web site (www.rosesolutions.net), a blog (www.therosejournal.wordpress.com) and publish a quarterly e-newsletter, The Northeast Rose Gardener. They were also co-founders and past presidents of the Rhode Island Rose Society.
Mike and Angelina maintain an active schedule of lectures and workshops throughout the New England area, including the Boston Flower & Garden Show, the Southeastern Connecticut Home & Garden Show, the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, the Newport Flower Show, the Maine Flower Show, the RI Home, Flower & Garden Show, landscape and gardening conventions as well as numerous garden clubs and other horticultural organizations.
Laurie Masciandaro Connecticut’s Historic Gardens: an overview Sunday 2:00-2:45
Laurie provides a brief introduction to Connecticut’s historic gardens, and the historic sites they occupy. Connecticut is home to many beautiful and unique gardens. Fifteen historic sites dotted throughout the state with historically significant gardens have joined to form Connecticut’s Historic Gardens. These delightful places offer visitors an opportunity to explore a variety of garden styles and time periods. Laurie Masciandaro, Site Manager of Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage, introduces you to the history and beauty of these fifteen distinctive historic sites and gardens that have charmed and inspired visitors for a century or more.
Joseph Lombardi IronHawk Financial Navigating taxes and foundational planning in todays markets: Friday 5:30-6:15 and Saturday 4:00-4:45
Showing a proprietary strategy focusing on tax savings and protecting your assets from government codes and leaving a legacy to the people you love most. Provide factual strategies to immediate risk and build long term wealth
Joseph started his mission and passion back in 2004 with a simple goal in mind; to help build strong financial foundations for his business and individual clients. Seeing his father, who owned J.V Lombardi builders, fall 30 feet and become permanently disabled and lose his million dollar business had a huge impact on him. Seeing his mother pass away at 52 years old with no life insurance and his grandmother have a stroke and lose 2 million dollars to a nursing home fueled his fire to help as many clients as possible.
Paul Split Teaching throughout the day in Booth 912
Paul has been part of the Green Industry since 1971 and Director of Horticulture for Live Nation at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Ma. from 1987 to 2015. Then continuing as Horticultural Consultant for Live Nation of NE at the Xfinity Center until March 2020. He has been principal of Walden Gifts and Nursery. Paul is a Nationally recognized Designer and Presenter of green workshops and lectures for Garden Clubs and organizations since 1971.
Now Celebrating 52 years of Horticultural presentations, Paul continues to write and produce from his home in Cape Cod Massachusetts.
Paul has served as judge at the Boston Flower Show. He has been an instructor for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Master Gardener’s Class and the Natick Community Organic Farm.
Paul is scheduled to lecture at the Connecticut, Philadelphia and New York Flower Shows this year 2023-2024.
UConn Master Gardeners
“Welcome to the UConn Master Gardener Program.” Booth number 428
Christopher Dustin — Advanced Master Gardener and UConn County Coordinator — will joined by a team of Certified Master Gardeners to present an overview of the UConn Master Gardener Program and what it can do for you and your community.
Friday, 2/17: 6:00, 8:00
Saturday, 2/18: 12:00, 3:00, 8:00
Sunday, 2/19: 12:00, 2:00
Kerry Ann Mendez Power Up Garden Beauty; Power Down Garden Maintenance Saturday 12:30-1:30, 6:00-7:00 and Sunday 11:30-12:30
Get more bang for your buck, and less backbreaking maintenance, with these amazing perennials, flowering shrubs and annuals that provide much more color than commonly planted varieties. Plus, these underused beauties (many of which are natives or nativars) are pollinator friendly, and most require less water. Enjoy more time relaxing with family and friends as they admire your handiwork!
Kerry Ann Mendez is an award-winning garden educator, author, design consultant and proprietor of Perennially Yours based in southern Maine. As an exceptionally popular educator and communicator, she has presented hundreds of lectures to thousands of gardeners in 23 states. In 2014 she received the Gold Medal award from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for “Exceptional teaching and writing that increases public enjoyment and appreciation of horticulture.” Kerry Ann has written four gardening books, the most recent being The Budget Wise Gardener and The Right-Size Flower Garden. Her e-newsletters go out to over 10,000 subscribers throughout the United States. In 2016 Kerry Ann started producing international gardening Webinars that have been enjoyed by thousands. In addition to local design consultations, she also offers virtual design services to those in hardiness Zones 3 – 7. To learn more about Kerry Ann, please visit her web site pyours.com.
Into to Bee Keeping Saturday 5:00-5:45
Michael and Evelyn Schraft own Summer Beez, an Apiary in Central Massachusetts. Evelyn is a Master Beekeeper. Michael builds and maintains the equipment as well as keeping bees. Both have served in Beekeeping Organizations on the local, state, and national level. They currently maintain 65 beehives, sell their own local honey, and are distributers of bee packages & NUCs.
Our Website: www.summerbeez.com
Jeff The Plant Guy- Friday 6:30-7:15 How to Kill a House Plant
Jeff Elevad is a horticulture therapist currently working with over 70 communities and garden clubs across the tri-state area. A graduate of The Suffield Vocational Agriculture high school, Jeff has continued passionately in his career of horticulture. He brings a vast knowledge of plants and interior plant design & pairing.A true plant person with a lifetime of plant knowledge to guide you on your plant journey; the size of his personal plant collection exceeds accurate count. A practitioner of the ancient art of bonsai for over 40 years with a collection of over 100 personally cultivated bonsai arrangements. Jeff is a perfect teacher for those who wish to learn this long loved meditative art.He is the Host of our Bonsai Workshops and many of our Educational Plant Worskshops. Jeff is a recently published author;with his first book.
Corey Finke Seed Saving Basics, how to successfully save seed from common vegetable varieties. Saturday 1:45-2:30 & Sunday 4:00-4:45
Phocas Seeds was started in 2019 by a farmer wanting to increase the availability of food and medicinal crops for gardeners and small farmers in his local community. We focus on open pollinated vegetable, herb seeds grown in organic systems. All our seeds are locally adapted and grown in Southern New England. Feeding our families and providing medicine are key. If you are unable to purchase our seeds and need food or medicine, please let us know. We will do our best to help our brothers and sisters in need.
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each bearing fruit with seed according to its kind.” And it was so. The earth produced vegetation, seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
Dr. Richard W. Benfield Around the World in 80 gardens Sunday 3:00-3:45
Dr. Richard W. Benfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut where he teaches courses in Human Geography, Plants, Predators and Parks, Russia, The European Union and many of the courses in the department’s tourism track.
Around the World in 80 gardens is the culmination of his career in tourism to the world’s great gardens. In this session, beginning in the lush gardens of the pacific, through South America and Europe to South East Asia and Australia he will show garden enthusiasts and laymen alike the different and unique gardens and floral kingdoms of the world. He will take attendees through the three acres of gardens in Singapore airport, the arid gardens of Australia and the tropical gardens of the Seychelles (home of the love nut!) and the Canary Islands and culminating in the beautiful English country gardens of his home country, finishing with the unique and different gardens in the United States and Canada … in total 80 gardens in seven continents.
In 2013 his best-selling book Garden Tourism was published by CABI Press, Abingdon, England and in 2020 a second edition, New Directions in Garden Tourism, will also be published by CABI. He is currently working on the nexus of Plants Predators and National Parks around the world.
Remodeling with Technology in Mind Friday 7:30-8:15, and Saturday 11:30-12:30
Jesse Guillory With 22 years in the Home Av/Appliance business across 5 states Jesse has helped thousands of clients make their house a home.
Edward Lotz 15+ years industry experience Specialize in Appliances, Audio/Video, Smart Home
Worked in markets across all of Connecticut and New York
Lecture will cover topics form brand selection to cabinet fitting and décor integration. Showcase different renovation ideas and common pitfalls that you may not think of when renovating
|5:30-6:15||Joseph Lombardi||Financial Navigating taxes and foundational planning in todays markets|
|6:30-7:15||Jeff Eleved||How To Kill a House Plant|
|7:30-8:15||Jesse Guillory, Edward Lotz||Remodeling with Technology in Mind|
|11:30-12:15||Jesse Guillory, Edward Lotz||Remodeling with Technology in Mind|
|12:30-1:30||Kerry Ann Mendez||Power Up Garden Beauty; Power Down Maintenance|
|1:45-2:30||Corey Fink||Harvesting Vegetable Seeds|
|2:45-3:45||Mike and Angela Chute||Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening|
|4:00-4:45||Joseph Lombardi||Financial Navigating taxes and foundational planning in todays markets|
|5:00-5:45||Mike Schraft||Bee Keeping|
|6:00-7:00||Kerry Ann Mendez||Power Up Garden Beauty; Power Down Maintenance|
|11:30-12:30||Kerry Ann Mendez||Power Up Garden Beauty; Power Down Maintenance|
|12:45 -1:00||Lorraine Ballato||Success with Hydrangeas|
|2:00-2:45||Laurie Masciandaro||Connecticut’s Historic Gardens: an overview|
|3:00-3:45||Dr. Richard Benfield||Around the World in 80 Gardens|
|4:00-4:45||Cory Fink||Harvestig Vegetable Seeds.|
For Immediate Release
January 26, 2022
The 42nd Annual Home & Garden Bigger than ever!
Home Contractors, Solar Power, Garden Design, Stand by Generators #trendingnow Vendors Draw Attendees by the Thousands
East Hampton, CT— February 6, 2023 –This year homeowners will find a variety of home improvement contractors for services ranging from, masonry, HVAC, siding, paving, lawncare, irrigation, fencing and much more. However, the next generation of homeowners take it a step further. You will see displays and presentations for outdoor fireplaces, firepits, building elaborate back yard oasis’s. This year’s show offers a plethora of vendors representing both interior home contractors and exterior home services. Among them are window installation companies, roofing contractors, kitchen and bath designers, overhead doors, furniture, painters, marble, granite and masonry, landscapers, tree services, electricians, generators and more. Home improvement trade shows and expos still prevail as a dominant way to introduce new trends, allowing consumers the opportunity to speak directly with contractors.
Industry Trends Dominate
Dennis Jenks, who founded Jenks Productions in 1979 when he produced his first home show and energy show, marvels at the growth that home show expos have seen. “Gone are the days of formal entertaining in the living room or parlor. Our attendees come in with awesome design ideas to take down walls, create open floor plans, and install hearths, kitchen islands, and other interior features that draw the family and guests together while eating or entertaining. I really wanted to add the word Garden to the title of the show to demonstrate our commitment to exterior beautification and our speaker list reflects this. We have numerous experts lecturing on gardening, home automation, horticulture, master gardening, roses, hydrangeas, landscaping, seed preservation, and beekeeping.
This year celebrity Russell J Holmes star of HGTV’S Renovation Impossible will be greeting attended Saturday the 18th from 11-2 in our presenting sponsor Xfinity’s
Meet Connecticut’s favorite Meteorologist NEWS8’s Joe Furey Sunday 12-3 At the L-Train & Generac Booth
Also featuring two tiny homes courtesy of Sawyer Sheds
As far as our vendors, they go to great lengths to bring in incredible displays. They are the best of the best at what they do – and they prove it at this show. They devote hours to create booths that appeal to all the senses. These vendors know that it isn’t just about home maintenance and restoration anymore, it’s about NEW installations, NEW ideas, NEW designs, NEW products and contemporary design concepts. Tickets to the show are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 12 and under are FREE. The show is conveniently located at Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT (use Winter Parking
Garage). Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Home & Garden Show page of the Jenks Productions website. You can also purchase tickets at the show entrance. Parking is FREE. Home and Garden Show hours are as follows: Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 11-8 pm, Sunday 11-5 pm. Attendees receive discounts to a number of restaurants and merchants the weekend of the show by presenting their admission ticket. Participating merchants can be viewed by visiting the 42nd
Home & Garden Show page under the “Vendor List.” Attendees and vendors can follow Jenks Productions on Instagram @jenkshomeshows and on Facebook @JenksProductions for ticket offers and promotions.
Southeastern CT Home & Garden Show Event Information
About Jenks Productions
Founded in 1979, Jenks Productions (East Hampton, CT) is an industry leader in large scale home, garden and bridal tradeshows and expos in the Northeast. The company offers booth space, operational services, marketing, advertising, and brand recognition services to exhibitors at their numerous events.
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