The 7th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show – scheduled for Jan. 28 and 29 at the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford – will be the scene of professional presentations ranging from outdoor cooking to master gardeners and color consultations to topiary design.
“This year we are bringing in Pearl Fryar, the award-winning founder of The Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, South Carolina, to share his vision of nature’s greenery,” said Tony Wood, president of Texwood Shows Inc., producer of the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show. “The self-trained topiary artist will join a host of design experts who will provide home-improvement guidance from the show’s Fort Bend Lifestyles & Home Presentation Stage.”
Whether homeowners are on the hunt for indoor design ideas or looking for a way to make the greenspace surrounding their homes more appealing, the show will provide one-stop shopping of more than 200 home improvement contractors from the local market area.
In addition to Fryar, who will provide a demonstration of his skills on each day of the show, gardening expert Randy Lemmon, host of GardenLine on KTRH AM 740 will take the stage on Saturday to discuss the unique growing conditions faced by gardeners in the area. And throughout both days of the show Fort Bend master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and share ideas.
Lisa Giesler, a Houston-based Certified Professional Organizer, owner of A Time and Place for Everything, and award-winning author of “My Life is a Mess: Organization 101” and “Uncluttered: Discovering Strength and Purpose in the Chaos of Life,” will lead a panel of experts to share elements of a dream home. Composed of Giesler, Lisa Anhaiser, owner of LBL Event Rentals and and Southern Hospitality Coffee Co., Tara Board of professional home staging and redesign company ReMix Designs, and Anika Jackson, co-founder of both Learn Grow Lead and Houston Children Give Back, the panel will share tips on organization and decluttering, living and dining room decoration, and community-based donation sites. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of common issues and questions from the audience.
And for those in attendance who need guidance selecting colors for the interior and/or exterior of their homes, certified color consultants from The Sherwin-Williams Co. will man the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap booth to answer questions using the company’s Color Snap Color Selection System.
Home chefs will find something amazing to whet their appetites at the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Cooking Stage. Houston-based Chef Michelle Morris, Ferguson Enterprises’ first and only in-house chef in the nation, will demonstrate the latest Thermador induction cooktop and steam oven appliances to cook up something fabulous to share – while supplies last – with those in attendance.
Foodies attending the show also will have an opportunity to experience the tastes of unique offerings of local food trucks Cousins Maine Lobster and St. John’s Fire, which will be set up outside of the Stafford Centre and serving both days of the show.
Wine and craft beer aficionados must not miss the Brew & Vinos Craft Beer and Wine Event, which will take place from 1-5 p.m. on both days of the show. Brew and Vinos, a pop-up gathering of friends who enjoy Houston’s great beer and wine, will be located in the parking lot adjacent to the outdoor exhibit area. Although this event requires a separate entry fee, show attendees will receive a free tasting with proof of paid show entrance. A specially priced combination ticket to both the Home & Garden Show and the Craft Beer and Wine Event may be purchased in advance at brewandvinos.com/.
“The charity partner for this year’s Sugar Land Home & Garden Show is the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center,” Woods said. “I would like to invite everyone attending the show to stop by the center’s booth to learn about its mission, goals and fundraising opportunities.”
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. Tickets for the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show are cash only at $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, and children 12 years and younger can attend for free. Parking is available at no cost. Downloadable discount coupon link here