Today is the final day of the Spring Dispatch Home & Garden Show, which during its eight-day run has highlighted gardens featuring the most popular pandemic travel destination of all — your own backyard.
Six unique gardens offer up the fragrance of spring and celebrate the best of outdoor living amid captivating backyard getaways. Guests will see the exemplary work of central Ohio landscape designers and get ideas about how their own yards could be transformed.
Today is family day. Parents can receive a free ID for each child from the Franklin County Sherriff’s Office from noon to 4 p.m. A deputy sheriff will create an identification card for children, complete with a picture, physical description and fingerprint. This is for the parents to have on hand in the event of an emergency.
Children also can pick up a “take-and-make” project from the Lowe’s booth to build at home (while supplies last).
Events take place inside the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center.
Today’s hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; timed tickets include 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Purchase tickets at DispatchHomeandGardenShow.com.
New parking entrance: The new parking entrance is at 561 E. 11th Ave. Guests cannot enter from 17th Avenue. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Of note: Tickets to the show will not be sold on-site. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. When guests purchase their adult tickets for a timed entry of 3 to 6 p.m., they will receive one free ticket to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
Food and beverage concessions will be closed for safety. For more information about safety protocols and the show, visit DispatchHomeandGardenShow.com.