Welcome to the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show!

Spring has sprung (finally) and warmer weather seems to be on the horizon! As the winter months come to a close (not a moment too soon), it’s the perfect time to get a jump on preparing your home for the summer season. From re-designing your outdoor space for entertaining, to revamping your garden or finishing off a home renovation before the warm weather begins, we have everything you need from the industry’s top celebrity guests and homegrown Winnipeg talent alike, to help you make the most of your home this season.

This year, we’re thrilled to welcome HGTV Canada’s Tiffany Pratt of Home to Win, Carson Arthur of Home to Win, Todd Talbot of Love it or List it Vancouver, Kortney & Dave Wilson of Masters ofFlip, to the Urban Barn Main Stage presented by the Winnipeg Free Press . Plus, don’t miss Winnipeg’s very own top designers and renovation experts including local designer Kelsey Kosman of Dollhouse Design and Winnipeg’s leading outdoor renovation experts from 2K+Ventures.

For the first time this year, Winnipeg’s top tastemakers will bring creativity back to garden planters with PLANTED. Local influencers will reimagine a basic wooden planter and transform it into a stylish and functional piece using products from Rust-Oleum and foliage from Lacoste GardenCentre . Who knows you might be inspired to create your own! Each influencer will also give away their creation to a lucky winner at the end of the show, so one of the unique planters could be yours!

From there, shop at Scattered Seeds Pop Up Market presented by 94.3 The Drive and consult more than 280 trusted brands and local companies, all under one roof. Don’t miss out on opportunities to create something yourself with a selection of workshops lead by local artisans and makers presented by KiSS 102.3. Back by popular demand is the Ask a Renovator booth presented by The Manitoba Home Builder’s Association and Home Decor and Renovations Magazine, and The Design Studio designed by Adorn Interior Decorator Service presented by Style Manitoba, sponsored by Cloverdale Paint, where you’ll have the chance to snag a free, one-on-one consultation with a local renovation or design expert. You’ll also have a chance to walk through three unique outdoor dining displays for Dining Al Fresco, designed by Dollhouse Design. We’re sure you’ll be inspired to up your outdoor entertaining game just in time for garden party season!

We want you to make it yours. From paint colour to furniture, landscaping to functionality, your space is all about you. Do the homework to make your home work at the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show, returning April 5-8, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre. Buy your tickets online and save $3 at www.winnipeghomeandgardenshow.com courtesy of Renovationfind.com. Satisfaction guaranteed - or the price of admission is on us!

We can’t wait to see you there.

Jenn Tait, Show Manager

Top Features

THE URBAN BARN MAIN STAGE presented by the Winnipeg Free Press, flooring provided by XL Flooring

Seeking sweet relief on a home improvement project? Look no further than Canada’s most popular designers, gardeners, realtors and home improvement specialists on The Urban Barn Main Stage presented by the Winnipeg Free Press. Celebrity presenters including Kortney & Dave Wilson, stars of HGTV Canada's Masters of Flip, Todd Talbot, star of HGTV Canada’s Love It or List It Vancouver, Tiffany Pratt and Carson Arthur, stars of HGTV Canada’s series Home to Win, and Cityline expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault will join a line-up of local favourites to deliver insight to up your home and garden game in no time flat.

KITHOUSE – NET ZERO HOME, landscaped by Galay Landscaping, paving stones provided by Barkman Concrete, Patio Furniture provided by LCL Spas

Say goodbye to high energy bills and hello to smart living (and design!) at the Kithouse – Net Zero Home! Designed to use little energy for space heating/cooking, hot water, and appliances, this energy-saving space produces as much energy as it consumes over the course of the year with roof-mounted solar panels. The best part? By working together with MB Hydro, the homeowner can offset most or all of their energy costs. Now that’s smart living!

THE LOUNGE presented by Western Living Magazine, designed by Premier Companies
Chill out and treat your taste buds with a stop at the stylish Lounge, where you can sip your favourite cocktail while taking in the latest design tips from Western Living Magazine. Designed by Premier Companies, all you need to do is sit back and relax with drink in hand — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two!

ASK A RENOVATOR presented by the Manitoba Home Builder's Association and Home Decor and Renovations Magazine

Would-be renovators, rejoice: direct access to the city’s top home improvement experts is at your fingertips! Grab your demo plans and blueprints, and drop in for a free consultation at Ask a Renovator. All it takes is 15 minutes - just enough time to avert disaster and start to make dream homes come true.

THE DESIGN STUDIO presented by Style Manitoba sponsored by Cloverdale Paint & designed by Adorn Interior Decorator Service
Do you suffer from style paralysis? Are you stumped on how to turn your house into a home? The experts will see you now! Swing by for a free 15-minute consultation at the Design Studio, where industry pros will help you nail down your design style, craft a home makeover plan, and offer tried-and-true design advice.

WORKSHOP presented by KiSS 102.3, furniture provided by Blue Moon
Your Pinterest board is about to come to life! Learn from the pros in this hands-on workshop series curated by some of Winnipeg’s finest local artisans. Learn from the best in a variety of categories, including Freshcut Downtown (Beer & Botany, succulents), Written Dreams by Nor, Furniture Facelift by Kobi Ltd and Cree Ryan. Learn the lost art of calligraphy, create your very own terrarium, try your hand at sewing or get creative with the art of macrame. Choose your workshop and reserve your spot online directly with each vendor.

SCATTERED SEEDS POP UP MARKET presented by 94.3 The Drive
Who’s in need of a little retail therapy? Scattered Seeds, Winnipeg’s favourite artisanal craft market, is showcasing a selection of the city’s emerging makers in a special home show pop-up edition. With one-of-a-kind pieces to take any wardrobe, jewellery box or art collection to whole new heights, shopping local has never been so chic.

PLANTED presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada, plants provided by Lacoste Garden Centre
Spring has sprung! Five of Winnipeg's most influential bloggers will get creative with growing their greens by reimagining a plain planter into a unique piece fit to spruce up any patio. From multiple colours to functionalities, PLANTED proves that even the most basic of pieces can be transformed into something special with a little inspiration. Stop by to pick your favourite entry and learn more about your chance to win, as each creator will be giving away their piece to a lucky winner through their social feeds!

DINING AL FRESCO, designed by Dollhouse Design
Outdoor entertaining dreams come alive at Dining Alfresco! Walk through three displays designed by Dollhouse Design, perfect for any style. From family friendly or modern chic to masculine and boho, you'll be sure to walk away with inspiration to make your next garden party the best one yet.

Meet The Experts

Tiffany Pratt
Tiffany Pratt
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Her trademark hair and big energy make Tiffany Pratt unforgettable. But her hands-on approach to design, and the care she has for her clients, make her irreplaceable. Tiffany fell in love with beautiful things at a young age when she would memorize every page of Vogue magazine. Today, that same appreciation for beauty has carried through into her day-to-day work. She sees exquisite in the unexpected, mixes old with new, merges elegant with livable, and she lives and breathes her truth that “this can be beautiful.”

See Tiffany on the Urban Barn Main Stage on Thursday April 5th at 6PM, Friday April 6th at 5PM, and Saturday April 7th at 2:30PM.
Presenting: Tiffany will be presenting on affordable luxury and how to mix high and low your way! 
 


Carson Arthur
Carson Arthur
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Carson Arthur is a landscape designer and television personality with several shows that can be seen all around the world including HGTV Canada’s Home to Win. Throughout his 15-year television career, Carson teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations while maintaining a focus on environmentally friendly choices. He is part of the Cityline team; writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and the Sun media group including the Toronto Sun about outdoor design and appears regularly in a variety of magazines with guest articles. He is the North America outdoor design editor for Outdoor Lifestyle magazine; has a syndicated radio show called ‘Take it Outside’; is the spokesperson for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; and the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living with a new book scheduled to hit the shelves spring 2019.

See Carson on the Urban Barn Main Stage on Friday April 6th at 3PM, Saturday April 7th at 3:30PM and Sunday April 8th at 1PM.
Presenting: Carson will be presenting on the best spots to renovate in 2018 presented by Lee Valley.


Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
Leigh Ann Allaire-Perreault
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As a DIY & design expert, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. She believes that achieving great style and design isn’t determined by how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be with your budget. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline and a spokesperson for Rust-Oleum Canada. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.

See Leigh Ann on the Urban Barn Main Stage Friday April 6 at 4PM and Saturday April 7 at Noon and 6:30PM
Presenting: Leigh Ann will be presenting on design equations courtesy of Rust-Oleum on Friday at 4PM and Saturday at Noon. On Saturday Leigh Ann will also be presenting Right at home with Urban Barn at 6:30PM.         

Kortney & Dave Wilson
Kortney and Dave Wilson
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What began as two separate musical careers has become a lifelong partnership for Kortney and Dave Wilson. After a solid run as a country music duo, they traded in their microphones for tool belts and began flipping houses while raising their three children. In their hit Television Series Masters of Flip, Kortney and Dave Wilson breathe new life into old, rundown Nashville homes. Each one-hour episode opens with Kortney and Dave house-hunting for properties that have seen better days and gambling on which one to flip to make the most profit. With limited timelines and even tighter budgets, these Masters of Flip take on the challenge of transforming each real estate disaster into a stunning family dream home.

See the Masters of Flip on the Urban Barn Main Stage Friday April 6 at 6PM and Saturday April 7 at 1PM
Presenting: Adding Value to Your Home: 6 Tips From the Pretty to the Nitty Gritty


Todd Talbot
Todd Talbot
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TV Personality, actor, and award winning host on HGTV Todd has spent the past five years hosting the international hit show Love It or List It, Vancouver. Through multiple TV, Digital, and media platforms, Todd shares his passion for responsible homeownership to inspire positive changes in people’s lives. Todd also travels to Canada and the US inspiring smart investment, renovation and design choices, and creating wealth through real estate. Todd lives and promotes a ‘created life’ encouraging himself and others to be conscious of how we design, build and most importantly LIVE, in our home sand communities. Currently living in Vancouver with his wife Rebecca and two kids, Ashlyn and Kesler.

See Todd on the Urban Barn Main Stage Saturday April 7 at 5:30PM and Sunday, April 8 at 2PM Presenting: "Right-sizing” – Todd takes a forward thinking approach to the increasing challenge of space, design & how we live in our homes, presented by Bix Steel Box.


Kelsey Kosman
Kelsey Kosman
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Kelsey Kosman, Interior Design Consultant and owner of Dollhouse Design, specializes in simplifying the design process. She believes that a home can not only be beautiful, but also functional, and practical for every family and every budget. 

See Kelsey on the Urban Barn Main Stage Sunday, April 8 at 3PM.
Presenting: Think Green! Embrace the outdoors and expand your living space.

The Vitals

What: The Winnipeg Home + Garden Show
Where: RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J3
When:
Thursday, April 5th                                  Noon – 9 pm
Friday, April 6th                                       Noon – 9 pm
Saturday, April 7th                                  10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, April 8th                                    10 am – 6 pm
RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J3
How: Buy your tickets online and save $3 at www.winnipeghomeandgardenshow.com courtesy of Renovationfind.com
Help raise funds to help meet the tangible needs of children of all abilities in Manitoba by donating $1 or more to Habitat for Humanity Southern Manitoba when you purchase your ticket for the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show.

Admission:
Adults (13+):                                                          $12.00
Adults (13+): ONLINE                                            $9.00
Seniors (60+):                                                        $10.00
Seniors (60+): ONLINE                                          $7.00
Seniors (60+) Thursday/Friday before 5:00PM      $5.00 (Box Office & Online)
Children 12 and under:                                           FREE
  

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