October 13 to 15, 2017
Adelaide Showground
 



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Show Highlights

Call to refresh our outlook on garden spaces for healthy, backyard fun

Jason Hodges is passionate about promoting the wonders of home gardens and the health benefits of being immersed into a natural environment. 

He says while advances in information technology may connect people globally, a walk in the garden can literally put another world at their feet.

“However, modern living trends with built form occupying most of the space on small residential allotments is eroding our great tradition of enjoying time in the garden,” he said.

“I despair about the lifestyles of many young people today who grow up with technology at their fingertips, but little incentive to get outside and play.

“Children today do a fraction of what my friends and I did on the backyard lawn when we were kids.  Playing outside was about being fit and healthy, falling over and getting up again.

“While smaller blocks and courtyard homes are a fact of modern life, there are still opportunities to create functional spaces for families to enjoy life outdoors.

“You can’t put a price of well-being, and having some space for play and relaxation outside is essential in creating balanced lifestyles.”

Jason is the down-to-earth celebrity horticulturalist and landscaper who has shot to fame on the popular TV program Better Homes & Gardens.

He will be one of the stars at the Adelaide Home Show appearing in the seminar area of the Jubilee Pavilion at noon and 2.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.  He will also be available during both days to meet show visitors at the Sunnyside Instant Lawn display at site B50 in the Jubilee Pavilion.

“Given our alarming levels of childhood obesity and the preoccupation of young people with on-line communication and entertainment, there is a critical need to refresh the focus on getting outdoors,” Jason said.

“We need smarter planning and development to create play spaces at home and around neighbourhoods with parks, reserves and gardens to get people moving and inspire imaginations.

“It is about creating healthy choices where the feel of grass between your toes becomes more appealing that switching on a television or smart device.

“I am looking forward to meeting visitors to the Adelaide Home Show to share my enthusiasm for all the great things about the outdoors and creating lawns and gardens for fitness and fun.”

Sunnyside Instant Lawn is an accredited member of Lawns Solutions Australia, which brings together the collective knowledge of Australia’s leading turf producers to supply reliable varieties and a range of value-added products and services.

The Sunnyside turf farm is located at Mundulla in South Australia producing a range of quality varieties including Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, Eureka Kikuyu, RTF Fescue and Nullarbor Couch.

 

Future Proofing Home Design with Frances Coswa

Interior designer Frances Cosway, a published author with over 15 years’ experience in creating beautiful homes will be sharing her knowledge at the Adelaide Home Show with daily seminars on ‘Essential Insights to Future Proof your Home’.

The sessions will cover topics such as lighting and what to consider, how windows affect the design and what you need to know, along with creating flexible floor plans.

Frances said, ‘It’s not just about how you live today that matters, it’s also about how your home can change and adapt to your lifestyle when your needs change later on. This is critical to creating a ‘Forever Home’ and there are key areas to consider’.

 ‘I believe our home is a reflection of our life story, experiences and influences, lifestyle and journey, but most importantly surrounding ourselves with the things we love, both old and new. It’s what makes interiors interesting and unique, but also makes us feel at home. I’m passionate about this, and I live by this philosophy’.

Frances built her ‘Forever Home’ in 2014, a sustainable home that won the Bayside Best Ecological Sustainable Design Award in 2015, and she now specialises in helping people design and build their ‘Forever Home’.

After many of her clients kept asking the same questions, Frances wrote her book ‘Your Forever Home’ – a practical guide for those about to embark on building or renovating. The book covers a wide variety of topics, from sustainable design principles, material considerations, whether to build or renovate through to key considerations for bathroom and kitchen design.

The ‘Essential Insights to Future Proof your Home’ seminars will be staged from Seminar Area 1 at 11:30am Friday, 11am Saturday and 12:45pm Sunday.  Further details at KJEX.com.au

 

 


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