The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

February 19, 2013

Southern Ideal Home Show Returns to Greensboro Coliseum Complex March 22-24

Three fun-filled days including HGTV’s Chris & Peyton Lambton

The Stanly News & Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 — Spring is in the air and consumers wanting to give their home or garden a much-needed facelift are marking their calendars for the mecca of all things home improvement: the Southern Ideal Home Show, March 22-24, 2013. As the premier home and garden show of the Triad, it brings more than 300 experts with the latest in home improvement products, services and values, and features to excite the entire family.

Show guests can experience hands-on, interactive exhibits, DIY seminars, the latest innovations in green living, the hottest products for kitchen and bath, and exclusive show-only specials. Other features include:

Going Yard. For anyone who has given up, lost hope or is completely overwhelmed by their yard, newlyweds Chris & Peyton Lambton are here to help. Chris’ landscaping skills combined with Peyton’s southern charm are inspiring beautiful backyards across the country in their new HGTV series Going Yard. This dynamic couple creates outdoor living spaces and features including patios, arbors and water features. Chris and Peyton will be on stage to give tips, offer help and answer all your questions Friday, March 22 and Saturday March 23.

Gardens Galore. The Belgard Gardens will cover more than 4,000 square feet of elaborate, lush gardens right inside the coliseum. The Triad’s leading landscape professionals will help usher customers into spring by providing individualized advice and services. See what they can do for you, courtesy of Kevin Greeson & Associates, Williamson Landscaping, Toms Creek Nursery & Landscaping, Discovery Landscape Company, Southern Exposure Landscape Management and Pond Professors.

Designer Rooms. Housed next to the Belgard Gardens, The Association of Interior Design Professionals (AIDP) will feature the latest décor in five spectacular designer rooms. AIDP’s qualified Interior Design Professionals will be available to provide guests with the expertise, materials and resources needed to create a space that caters to their specific lifestyle. Designers include Beeson Decorative Hardware & Plumbing, Total Bliss, Interior Design Solutions by Maria, Inc., Designer’s Attic of NC Inc. and Jollay Design Center.

Local Artists Showcase. A show favorite, local Triad artists will exhibit their painting, sculpture, photography and hand-crafted items in the local arts showcase. Guests can shop and support nine local artists by taking home one-of-a-kind pieces.

Show hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $9 at the door and free for children under 15 years of age (with paying adult). Friday is Seniors Day, those 55 and older get $7 admission (no coupons). Again this year, admission is $5 after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings plus guests will receive a coupon for a complimentary sandwich redeemable at any Chick-fil-A Greensboro/Burlington restaurant – $5 admission after 5 p.m. ONLY (no coupons). Discount coupons for $1 off admission are available at Go online to Register to Win $1,000 to shop the show.

Guests can also order tickets online and included with the paid admission fee is a one-year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit Show sponsors include the News & Record, Greensboro Builders Association, and WFMY News 2.

            About Southern Shows:

Southern Shows Inc. has produced high-quality consumer shows for more than 50 years. Family-owned and operated, Charlotte-based Southern Shows currently produces 18 separate events with a combined audited attendance of more than 600,000. For more information about attending or exhibiting at Southern Shows Inc. events in other markets, visit or call 800-849-0248.