March 14-17, 2024

2019 Show Recap

MSU Pavilion | March 14-17, 2019

The following is a recap of the 2019 Show – click on any bar below to view the information in that category.

Saturday is Family Day – Sponsored by the Lansing State Journal!

With all kids in free before noon, and special activities all day!

Schedule of Events:

10am-12noon Free Kids Admission
10am-11am Make a Bouquet Michigan Floral Association
10am-12noon Plant Seeds & Making Butterflies Michigan Garden Clubs & Webberville Junior Garden Club
11am-12pm LIVE Bat Presentation! Leslie Science & Nature Center
11:30 am-12:15 pm Oatmeal Chip Cookie in a Jar Chef Angus Campbell
1pm-2pm LIVE Bat Presentation! Leslie Science & Nature Center
All Day Butterfly Fans Michigan Garden Club

Great Gardens!

Located throughout the show, take a walk through 11 fabulous gardens built inside the Pavilion!

2019 Designers:

Bud, Branch & Blossom Landscaping Crooked Tree Nursery
Discount Tree Sales & Transplanting Earth Tones Landscaping
Gee Farms Nursery & Greenhouse Hammond Farms Landscape Supply
Landscape Development Luke Landscape Company
Only Outdoor Living R&D Landscaping
Retaining Wall Systems

Standard Flower Show

For over 20 years flower lovers have been visiting the Largest Flower Show in the state of Michigan,  presented by the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan, District II B.  2019’s flower show theme wa “Gourmet Gardeningfeaturing hundreds of horticulture entries, dozens of stunning floral design arrangements and new this year a photography contest.

Kate Wert, Moxie Life Organizing

Kate Wert, LMSW—former owner of Clean Slate by Kate, LLC—has been a Professional Organizer and Coach for 5+ years and carries a License of Master’s Level Clinical Social Work. Kate has nearly 10 years of experience as a Social Worker in the fields of foster care, children’s mental health and hospice. Her success in these high demand fields helped her realize that any job is manageable.

As a professional organizer, Kate has been a featured headliner at the West MI and Lansing Home & Garden Shows, a monthly columist with Grand Rapids Magazine and featured on WZZM13 as well as other media outlets.

Kate continues her education in the organizing field through NAPO National, NAPO Michigan, as well as continuing education credits to maintain her Social Work license.

Kate emphasizes creating a judgment-free zone and using a person-centered approach in her practice. She challenges her clients to think differently about their attachment to stuff to live a better quality of life and meet their personal goals.

Kate considers herself a master organizer with an eye for design and a social worker at heart. The most rewarding part of Kate’s work is when Grand Rapids natives reach out to her at a point of overwhelm and together, they prove that no matter the project at hand – “it’s manageable.”

Kate knows it’s an honor to be in other’s homes and relishes in the rich history and stories that unveil through her work. She gets excited when her clients cast a vision and she can walk beside them to make it a reality.

Melinda Myers

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including The Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, The Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide, Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening and Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV and radio program and the The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms and writes a nationally-syndicated gardening column. She hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. Myers was recently inducted into The Association for Garden Communicators Hall of Fame. Her website,, features gardening videos, audio tips, monthly gardening tips and more.

Leslie Hart-Davidson, HDD Studios

Leslie Hart-Davidson is a nationally recognized professional interior designer, author, and owner of HDD Studios in Michigan. Leslie holds a B.A. in interior design and has nearly two decades of industry experience, but credits her family for the desire to enter the world of design. The Hart family practiced real estate flipping while she was a child, so her calling for home improvement came early.

Leslie lives and breathes interior design not only in her successful design business, but also through monthly live tv segments on WZZM’s My West Michigan. She has written two home improvement books full of snark and great content: Remodeling Your House without Killing Your Spouse in 2014 and her new release It’s Not Your Room, it’s You.

The design philosophy Leslie adopted when she started her business in 2001 is straightforward: design is a democracy, not a dictatorship. This guiding principal helps audience members and clients better understand design language and the psychology behind how they live in their homes. Her innovative seminars include “Thing or Not a Thing: The Best and Worst of Today’s Design Trends,” “It’s Not Your Room, it’s You” and “Remodeling Your House without Killing Your Spouse.” When she’s not on stage or on camera, you can find Leslie happily pinning to her designdemocracy Pinterest boards.  and creating helpful videos for her designdemocracy YouTube Channel

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A City and Guilds Master Craftsmen, with 43 years of experience, Chef Angus Campbell was born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Beginning his professional career, Chef Campbell worked at the Bahamas Hotel Training College where he became the Department Chair for their Culinary Arts Department before moving to Grand Rapids where he taught food production at the Hospitality Education Department at their acclaimed public restaurant ‘The Heritage.’ He has won medals at many levels of food competitions and is an accomplished junior culinary team coach. He recently produced a twelve part series on Italian and Scottish cuisine on location for WZZM TV13 and his production of a monthly cable TV show recently won a national bronze medal at the Paragon Awards. His years in the culinary field has taught him the importance of simple being best and allowing the food to speak for itself. Now, as he steps away from teaching, he continues to consult for local, national and international companies.

Join Plant Michigan Green at the Garden Stage for a series of seminars on how to create great Michigan landscapes!

Join the MSU Extension for their Smart Gardening Seminar Series on the Garden Stage!

Capitol Area District Libraries

Thanks to CADL for helping us bring in Melinda Meyers!

Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing

The Home & Garden Show is an official event of the Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing! While you’re at the show, stop by the HBA booth to learn about the steps to building a house, or visit HBA members.

If you’re a business, the HBA is always looking for new members, so stop by and see us—find out how membership can help you SAVE, or visit!

Technology Provided by Smart Homes

Thanks to Smart Homes for providing the camera and monitor for the Cooking Stage!

Community Quarterly Magazine

Thanks to Community Quarterly Magazine for their continued support of the show, and for being our Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor!

Community Quarterly has been the premier direct to home savings magazine in Kalamazoo since 1994 — 20 years worth of bargains. We distribute to more than 110,000 homes in a 35-mile radius. Although we’re a quarterly, we’re be adding a bonus issue this year, bringing the number of issues up to 5. That’s not the only change — since becoming part of the family, CQ is undergoing a welcome refresh. While staying true to the mission, we’ve built a new web presence (, more interactivity, and a stronger focus on community. We are looking to expand the reach of area merchants and increase savings opportunities of our readers. Keep an eye out for more exciting changes to come! We’re hoping to become even more essential to area residents.