The Spring Dispatch Home & Garden show kicks off today — live and in-person — in the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center.
To keep everyone as safe as possible, there’s a key change to this year’s event: Timed tickets must be purchased online in advance. No on-site ticketing is allowed. Various safety protocols are in place for visitors to the show, such as wearing masks and social-distancing measures. And food and beverage concessions will be closed for safety.
Guests to the show, however, will enjoy many familiar features.
This year’s event highlights 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.
Events take place through March 14 (closed Monday).
Saturday’s hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; timed tickets available for 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m.
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: 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 admission for after-5 p.m. is the lowest-priced ticket — just $5 for adults and free for children — though each child must have their own ticket. Other admission times cost $10 for adults and $5 for children.
For more information about safety protocols and the show, visit DispatchHomeandGardenShow.com.