Get Some Spring In Your Step At The 46th Annual Des Moines Home + Garden Show

Thursday | Dec. 14, 2023

Four Days of Inspiration for Homeowners and Gardeners February 22 - 25 at the Iowa Events Center

Celebrating its 46th year, The Des Moines Home + Garden Show showcases stunning garden displays, a vibrant marketplace of shopping for home-related products and services, informative presentations from renowned local home professionals, and industry experts to help inspire your next home project.

Highlights of the 2024 Des Moines Home + Garden Show include:

Our Featured Celebrity Speakers –
Ati Williams, Netflix’s “Hack My Home” and HGTV’s “DC Flippers”

Ati Williams is a renowned Design-Builder and the host of Netflix’s “Hack My Home.” As the creative mind behind Honeycomb Design Build, she wears many (hard) hats expertly balancing her roles as a designer, general contractor, real estate developer, business innovator, and philanthropist.

Williams, born and raised in Kenya, became interested in renovation and real estate when she purchased her first home in 2004. After making minor renovations, she resold her home and has been hooked ever since. With more than two decades in real estate and construction, Williams has revitalized numerous spaces, tackling everything from subtle makeovers to extensive rehabs.

Her influential work and insights have been featured in various esteemed publications and media outlets like The New York Times, CNN, and ABC. As one of the few black women in the construction realm, her passion is a driving force, inspiring the next generation of female builders and entrepreneurs. Williams has been awarded the Jones New York empowerment award and developed a groundbreaking financial literacy curriculum aimed at supporting homeless women.

See Ati Williams on the Rose Farm Inspiration Stage:
- Friday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 24 at Noon


HGTV’s Patric Richardson, The Laundry Guy

Before there was a TV show, and before there was a book, Patric Richardson loved laundry. When he was barely 3 years old, Santa brought him a toy washing machine, fueling a passion already inside him and presenting itself when he helped hang clothes on the clothesline or fold the sheets with his beloved Granny Dude.

Richardson studied Merchandising Apparel and Textiles at the University of Kentucky before leaving for an incredible career in luxury fashion at McAlpins, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. Time in these legendary stores taught him 2 major lessons, that incredible clothes are fun, and that all clothing, regardless of price can be cared for at home.

Richardson started sharing his expertise at his much talked about, and often sold out, Laundry Camps, teaching people new and better ways to care for all of their apparel and home textiles. These camps sparked a revolution, prompting a book “Laundry Love,” now in its fourth printing, and a television show, The Laundry Guy on HGTV and Discovery+. Richardson has been featured in both local and national media including “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “The Washington Post,” “Better Homes and Gardens,” “Good Morning LA,” “The Wall Street Journal,” “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “The New York Times,” “WGN,” “GMA3,” “Martha Stewart Living,” “The Tamron Hall Show,” and internationally with the BBC, and “The Globe.”

See Patric Richardson on the Rose Farm Inspiration Stage:
- Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.

Feature Gardens
Take a step into spring as you explore 7 featured gardens at the Des Moines Home + Garden Show. Created by local landscapers, the featured gardens will provide inspiration for show-goers to grow their own home gardens into works of art. You’ll find new landscaping styles, pools, waterfalls, a wide variety of plants, tips for functionality, and plenty of gardening tips from the landscapers who created them!

Rose Farm Inspiration Stage with DIY Experts and Celebrities
Stop by the Rose Farm Inspiration Stage for presentations ranging from Farm-to-Table Dinners with award-winning chefs, The Art of Pie Making, Farm School for Kids, and All Things Floral. You’ll also see our celebrity guests take this stage Friday through Sunday.

Karrie Rose, the owner, will share her story of building a modern-day farmstead, where southern hospitality is at the heart of Rose Farm.

It’s Always Happy Hour at the Potting Bar!
Get your hands dirty while creating your own beautiful potted plant to bring home from this year's show! Art Terrarium will be hosting this fun opportunity where attendees can learn some important tips and tricks to potting healthy plants and how to keep them beautiful and thriving. Their booth will also have beautiful pots and plants for purchase to help green up your home.

Made in Iowa Market
Back by popular demand after debuting in 2023, it’s the Made in Iowa Market! This year will include an expanded list of exhibitors all showcasing products made with love right here in Iowa. A full list of exhibitors can be found on the Show Features page on our website.

Promotional Theme Days:
Hero Day – Thursday, Feb. 22
As a thank you to all active military personnel, veterans, firefighters, police officers, medical professionals, and other first responders receive FREE admission. Simply bring a valid ID. *One complimentary ticket per ID.

Teacher Day – Sunday, Feb. 25
To celebrate teachers and school staff for their dedication and service to children, all educators will receive FREE admission with a valid ID. *One complimentary ticket per ID.

*Offers do not apply to family members

Thursday, Feb. 22        Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23            10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Saturday, Feb. 24        9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Sunday, Feb. 25        10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tickets are available online presented by Quantum Fiber at

Ticket prices:
•    $12 when you buy online, $14 at the door 
o    Discounted advance price available through February 21
•    $4 for children ages 7 – 12. Children aged 6 and under are FREE

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