Appearing Sunday, February 24th
We are pleased to welcome John Gidding, host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal, as the featured speaker to the 2013 PA Garden Expo. John is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, got his start as a fashion model and worked the runways for Armani and Gucci. Later, John put his education and design skills to work as host and designer for a TV series about hip teens looking to update their spaces. He also worked as a lead designer on HGTV’s popular series Designed to Sell. As owner of the New York City-based John Gidding Design Inc., John has done numerous residential renovations there and around the country.
Gidding holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from Yale University along with a master's degree in architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
George Weigel is well-known for his “Over the Garden Fence” columns that have appeared weekly in The
Patriot-News since 1993. His columns, articles
and Q&A blog are also online at Pennlive.com. Learn more about George here.
Bob Carey, certified arborist, is Harrisburg Magazine's "Horticulture Guy" and also host of the Sunday morning Garden Talk program on WIOO radio from 11:30am – 12:30pm each week. View Bob's "Things I Can't Live Without" sheet to learn a little more about him!
Rose Franklin lives in Spring Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania. For the past 20 years, she has been gardening for butterflies, photographing butterflies, raising butterflies, and writing about butterflies. In August, 2012, Rose published a book entitled Fast Track Butterfly Gardening, which is now available on Amazon.com for $22.95. Signed copies of the book will be offered to PA Garden Expo attendees immediately following the presentation for $20.00 each.