Show manager Amber Beaton sees the show as resonating even more with consumers todayShow manager Amber Beaton sees the show as resonating even more with consumers todayRead MoreThe Vancouver Sun – RSS Feed

Show manager Amber Beaton sees the show as resonating even more with consumers today

Shop for plants, pots, seeds and more at the Garden Market, presented by Art’s Nursery at the upcoming BC Home + Garden Show. Photo by Supplied /PNG

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The BC Home + Garden Show is back in full bloom with expert advice on building, gardening and whipping up tasty dishes in the kitchen. Also on hand will be vendors showcasing renovation products and the latest innovations.

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Show manager Amber Beaton sees the show, though always popular, as resonating even more with consumers today.

HGTV star Bryan Baeumler will be making two appearances at the BC Home + Garden Show. Photo by HGTV /PNG

“With the threat of rising interest rates and inflation, I think people are more thinking about staying home and low-cost renovations,” she says. “Updating their own spaces rather than dealing with this crazy housing market right now.”

That in mind, Beaton offers some ideas on how to navigate the show for both information and inspiration for anyone considering a home project.

The Main Stage: Spring into action with tips from industry experts

Organizer Megan Golightly will offer suggestions on how to deal with clutter. Photo by Sheena Zilinski /jpg

Front and centre at the show is the Main Stage presented by Sleep Country Canada. It will feature home-renovation expert and HGTV star Bryan Baeumler, who will offer practical advice to those looking to remodel their spaces, as well as anecdotes about his shows. Professional organizer Megan Golightly will have tips on how to overcome clutter, with an approach that makes the process achievable for even the most clutter-challenged. Graeme Huguet, founder and general manager of My House Design/Build/Team, will provide insight for building and renovating from a local perspective, and speak to his company’s holistic approach to design and construction.

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Graeme Huguet advises on what to renovate—and when. Photo by Supplied by My House Design/Buil /PNG

Vancouver Sun Gardeners’ School: Get inspired by a horticultural specialist

Emma Terrell, the Urban Botanist. Photo by Supplied /PNG

The Vancouver Sun Gardeners’ School offers a host of horticultural specialists to inspire and educate. Local gardening gurus Brian Minter, Alex Augustyniak and Carissa Kasper will be speaking and new this year is Emma Terrell, the Urban Botanist. She’ll discuss unique ways to grow and bring plants into your indoor space. “She does moss walls and virtual workshops,” Beaton says. “She’s a lot of fun.”

Honomobo: Tour a pretty fabulous prefab container home

Honomobo returns to this year’s BC Home + Garden Show with its newest layouts that showcase a community of indoor and outdoor spaces. Photo by Courtesy Honomobo /PNG

Honomobo, the company that builds modular and prefab container homes with a stylish, modern esthetic, recycling shipping container metal into some of its projects, will showcase three designs that showgoers can tour. The installation will also include the company’s signature Honomobar, constructed with recycled container metal, where you can indulge in a cocktail.

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Food Network Stage: Create dishes served by Canada’s top cooking talent

Bruno Feldeisen, celebrity pastry chef and judge on The Great Canadian Baking Show, appears at the BC Home + Garden show. Photo by Supplied /PNG

Celebrity chef and Great Canadian Baking Show judge Bruno Feldeisen returns to the Food Network Stage, showcasing his take on sweet treat favourites. Behshad Zolnasr, executive chef at Vancouver’s C

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