Lexington's second big spring home showcase arrives next week in the form of the 37th annual Central Kentucky Home, Garden and Flower Show.
Building on the changes made last year — a bigger emphasis on high-quality gardens and outdoor living — this year's show, April 12 to 15 at the Lexington Center, will include a number of new features:
■ Stone masons from the Dry Stone Conservancy are building a dry-laid footbridge in Rupp Arena that will be dismantled after the show and rebuilt at Shaker Village.
■ The Kentucky Architectural Artists will feature their high-end sculptural and architectural designs for homeowners and businesses.
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■ The Home, Garden & Flower Market is a new area in Rupp Arena filled with retailers from Central Kentucky and around the country.
■ In the Small Space Gardens showcase, Jon Carloftis of Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens will show off his Alltech-produced organic fertilizer, birdhouses crafted by Louisville Stoneware, and a line of reclaimed barnwood boxes by Longwood Antique Woods.
The show, which claims to be the largest and longest-running show of its kind in the state, will include showcases on what's new in home products and garden design, an area focused on green living, a market for produce and products from the Lexington Farmers Market, and areas where attendees can talk to experts.