The ongoing Spring Dispatch Home & Garden show is highlighting 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’s featured garden is It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Garden by Landscape Design Solutions.
Work and home are often one and the same in the world of COVID-19, and the It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Garden is designed to combine the necessities of a workspace with the amenities of a home.
“This is our spin on turning your backyard into your very own outdoor home office,” said Jacob Basnett, owner and managing partner of Landscape Design Solutions.
This garden provides areas to conduct business calls, take a break for lunch, and retire whenever you call it a day, Basnett said.
“We’re all tired of being cooped up all day, so why not bring the Zoom meeting outside to your cozy patio space?” he said.
A rustic, rough-cedar pavilion provides multiple places to open up a laptop and dial into work, he said. The pavilion also includes a sitting area with a television and fireplace.
Whether it has been a particularly frustrating or productive day, you can clock out a little early and stroll to the outdoor bar at the pavilion. “Pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage to close out the workday. After all, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere,” Basnett said.
Events take place inside the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center through Sunday.
Today’s hours: noon to 8 p.m.; timed tickets available for noon to 3 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 8 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 5 p.m., they will receive one free ticket to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Online tickets after 5 p.m. are the lowest-priced tickets: just $5 for adults and free for children. Each child must have his or her own ticket.
Food and beverage concessions will be closed for safety. For more information about safety protocols and the show, visit DispatchHomeandGardenShow.com.