April 14 – 17, 2005





The Hampton Roads Home & Garden Show presented by The Peninsula Housing and Builders Association.




Celebrity carpenter Andrew Dan-Jumbo of The Learning Channel’s hit home improvement series, While You Were Out will be present at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and noon and 3 p.m. Sunday to share behind-the-scenes experiences from his three years on the program.

Click here for information about Andrew Dan-Jumbo

Inspirations from the ancient art of Feng Shui If Andrew Dan-Jumbo isn’t enough to inspire you, perhaps learning the ancient art of color and placement will put you on the right path. Ellen Whitehurst is an internationally lauded lifestyles consultant and award-winning feng shui (pronounced fung-shway) author and speaker. She brings her brand of wit and wisdom to her public appearances as she teaches the tenets of what she calls "FUN!" shui on at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Click here for information about Ellen Whitehurst

Click here for tips on how to bring harmony and balance into your home.

An Appraisal Fair. Back by popular demand are Larry and Linda Makowski of Express Auctioneers. They’ll offer free appraisals on special treasurers that show guests bring their way between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday. After the first item, there will be a nominal $10 charge.

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Learn about gardening and have some fun with Kathy Van Mullekom, gardening and home columnist for the Daily Press, when you play "What Plant is This?" at 3 p.m. Saturday April 16. Kathy is one of several speakers to address topics of interested to the green thumb at the Garden Stage.

Kathy will bring along samples of plants from her garden in York County, give you hints about them and ask you to name them. You’ll also receive free educational handouts about each plant to take home.

Participants who can name the most plants will be eligible to win some gardening prizes.

In addition to writing the "Diggin’ In" gardening column in the Good Life section of the Daily Press each Sunday, Kathy writes about interesting gardeners and their yards. She’s a York County master gardener, former horticulture student at Christopher Newport University and multi-decade gardener.

  Thursday, April 14 6 – 9pm
  Friday, April 15 10am – 9pm
  Saturday, April 16 10am – 9pm
  Sunday, April 17 10am – 6pm

Adults – $8
Children under 12 – free
Senior citizens and military – $7


  • A Touch of Tuscany features a Firestone Outdoor Great Room by Innovative Spas, and a fully operational kitchen featuring daily samplings of Italian foods and wines by Farm Fresh throughout the show.
  • Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with Lowe’s, will host a booth where children can construct birdhouses and flower boxes, available for sale upon completion.
  • The Daily Press “Ugliest Room” contest. Look in The Daily Press for a chance to win two hours consultation with headliner Andrew Dan-Jumbo while he is in town.
  • Designer Rooms will showcase a living room by Value City Furniture, a bedroom by Heritage Furniture and a home office by Habitat for Humanity.

This site was last updated: April 13, 2005