When the Wichita Garden Show comes around, you know that spring can't be far behind. The huge show runs through Sunday at Century II Expo Hall. Here are the details:
1) This year, " Gardens in the Movies" is the theme for the five great gardens, which are created by local nurseries and garden centers. Tree Top Nursery is building a "Jurassic Park" exhibit; Complete Landscaping is doing "Avatar"; Scenic Landscapes, "Up"; Johnson's Garden Center, "The Secret Garden"; and Hong's Landscape & Nursery, "The Karate Kid."
2) Besides garden exhibits, demonstrations and vendors, there will also be lots of entertainment, such as concerts, contests, and art and craft exhibits.
3) There will be more than 200 booths offering garden- and outdoor-related products, services and education.
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4) Artists Day on Sunday will feature artists stationed around the show painting; at about 4 p.m., they will be rounded up, and showgoers can judge their work. There also will be an art exhibition, quilt and needle-art exhibits, and two amateur flower shows during the show.
Hours for the show are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors, $6 for children ages 10 through 15, $2.50 for children ages 5 through 9, and free for children 4 and under.
For more information, go to www.wichitagardenshow.com.