A three-day Spring Home and Garden Show will roll into Del Mar this weekend, full of inspiration for homeowners looking to spruce up their pads.
In its 31st year, the big show begins Friday at 11 a.m. and continues through Sunday in O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
One highlight of the show will be the garden master’s expo, in which 16 garden designs will compete for a prize.
Beyond the competition, over 320 home and garden improvement exhibits, products and ideas will be featured on the showroom floor, including seminars on planting, drought-tolerant gardens and affordable rain barrels, according to show director Mike Evans.
A growing trend in home and garden improvement is outdoor living spaces, including everything from outdoor fire places to outdoor kitchens, Evans explained.
Some homeowners are using materials in non-traditional ways as well. Evans has seen people use quartz and granite, traditionally indoor materials, for outdoor kitchens while introducing cement counter tops into their homes.
Reclaimed wood will likely be prominent at the show as well, according to Evans. As movements toward green, organic living continue to spread, more individuals are introducing reclaimed wood to their homes to add a practical and stylish charm.
For those looking to consult with professionals, personal appointments with an architect, interior designer or landscape designer are available. Appointments can be scheduled here.
Tickets are sold online for $7 and $9 cash at the door. However, there is a half-day door price for those that arrive after 3 p.m. Parking for the fairgrounds will be an additional $10 cash.
Daily show hours are as follows:
March 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.