Spring Garden Market Offers Good, Green Fun

If you`re winter-weary and aching for a breath of springtime, the Wisconsin Spring Garden Market promises to deliver a bountiful bouquet of products, ideas and inspiration from the garden.

This year`s show at The American Club will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, with guest speaker Tom Christopher, the author of The 20-minute Gardener. Christopher appears regularly on Martha Stewart Living and is currently working on a new book entitled The New American Garden. Also lending counsel and a helping hand with an array of products will be more than 70 plant and gardening specialists, landscape designers, and artists.
There`s inspiration at every turn as exhibitors showcase everything needed to create a garden paradise: gardening supplies, popular and unusual varieties of perennials, annuals and wildflowers, houseplants, starter garden kits, fragrant herbs and succulents. Show attendees will also discover hard-to-find tools, decorative containers and hanging baskets, birdhouses and feeders, folk art and floral prints, books and unique gardening gifts.
Celebrated artist Guy Wolff returns to demonstrate his pottery skills and sign his creations at Kohler Gardener, located in The Shops at Woodlake Kohler, on Saturday, April 20. Recently seen on Martha Stewart Living, Wolff is known for his skillful blending of contemporary pottery with traditional designs from the 18th and 19th century. His work may be seen in grand homes and estates, including Thomas Jefferson`s historic Monticello.
Spring Garden Market attendees will have the opportunity of enjoying the historic Wisconsin Room`s special Wisconsin Spring Garden Market luncheon buffet on Saturday from noon to 2:00 p.m. The price is $11.50, not including beverage, tax and gratuity. Reservations are not required.
Show hours for the Wisconsin Spring Garden Market are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Daily admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children ages 12 and under (strollers are not permitted on the show floor). Free parking is available near The American Club and also at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler, with complimentary shuttle service to the hotel. Limited parking is also available on village streets.
The American Club, the Midwest`s only AAA Five-Diamond resort hotel, will offer a special two-person package during the Garden Market weekend. The package includes accommodations, two nights; breakfast in the Wisconsin Room on Saturday and the Horse & Plow on Sunday, and complimentary admission to the show, Package rate is $365, plus tax, for a Standard guest room; $445, plus tax, for a Deluxe guest room. For hotel reservations or more information on the Wisconsin Spring Garden Market, phone 1-800-344-2838, ext. 55029.
The American Club is a member of Historic Hotels of America. The luxury resort hotel is located in the Village of Kohler, a convenient two-hour drive north of Chicago, and within an hour`s drive of Milwaukee, Green Bay and Fond du Lac, just off I-43, exit 126 west.