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New Albany Home & Garden Show draws large crowd

New Albany Home & Garden Show, looking east on Bankhead St.
Entry gate at the Courthouse lawn area.

Entry gate at the Courthouse lawn area.

The Union County Master Gardeners moved their 2016 New Albany Home & Garden Show to the downtown area this year.  Though they built a garden gate entry for the Courthouse lawn, it was still a little more difficult to “count the crowd” in the new, wide-spread location. But, there is no doubt that attendance was good.

Plants and yard art galore were for sale

Plants and yard art galore were for sale

Visitors to the show had a beautiful day for wandering the downtown area to check out multiple vendors, attend the featured programs at the Courthouse and the Magnolia Civic Center, plan their own food and flower gardens, and visit with friends and neighbors.

The New Albany High School Jazz band

The New Albany High School Jazz band performed

Among the speakers were horticulturist Gail Barton, “The Garden Alphabet” author Laurie Parker and Shannon McGee, DVM. Also to be had were home decorating ideas, cooking demonstrations, a tractor show and, of course, food and music.

Brunch at The Basement

Brunch at The Basement

The major entry in the food category was a special brunch prepared by three chefs with local connections, Lezlie Simmons, Christine Brown and Samantha Allen, to benefit the Biscuits and Jam Farmers’ Market.

Is that a yard ornament truck for sale?

Is that a yard ornament truck for sale?

 

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