Marilyn Russell Chats Philly Home & Garden Show with Ty Pennington!

February 7, 2019

Ty Pennington, carpentry and home design expert from TV shows Trading Spaces, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and American Diner Revival, and the hot home design duo Madcap Cottage chatted with Marilyn Russell about the Philly Home & Garden Show coming to The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks February 15 - February 17th. You can catch Ty Pennington live at the Philly Home + Garden Show Saturday February 16th at 11:00AM on the main stage.

Check out the interview below:


About Ty Pennington:

Ty Pennington first garnered national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home improvement series Trading Spaces. Later as host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Pennington helped transform the lives of hundreds, while inspiring millions more around the world to volunteer their time to help others. The show was consistently rated among television's Top 20 programs and won two Emmys® for Outstanding Reality Program. He also hosted Food Network’s series “American Diner Revival,” a hit show that showcased both design and food in an emotionally charged format. 

About the Home & Garden Show

The latest in smart home technology and many new ideas for outdoor spaces are just some of this show’s highlights. Creativity and interactivity is encouraged with free “Make-It, Take It” workshops that are offered at both shows. These allow attendees to flex their DIY skills (and learn new ones) by creating new decor projects to bring home. This year, a new feature at both shows will be a Succulent Bar for creating custom, take-home planters from a wide selection of pots, succulent plants, and “toppings.” In 2018, more than 40,000 people attended the Philly Home Show, and nearly 20,000 attended the Philly Home and Garden Show. For show information and tickets, visit and, or visit a nearby Wegmans location to purchase discounted tickets.


Top 10 Things to See & Do at Philly Home + Garden Show

  1. Don’t miss the design presentation from Madcap Cottage, who are on the Main Stage Friday, February 15 at 6 pm and Saturday, February 16 at 1 pm and 4 pm, on “How to Make Your Home a Knockout With Prints, Patterns & Color” - plus, you definitely want one of their 2-minute design consultations.
  2. Get to the Main Stage on Saturday, February 16 at 11 am for loads of helpful home tips and more from creative carpenter and author Ty Pennington of Trading Spaces and Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition. Ty’s broad experience means he’s got lots of good info to share.
  3. Glorious gardens: For a welcome taste of springtime, enter the Doorway to Spring and take in 7,500 square feet of inspirational gardens. Stroll the Garden Hall, the Pop-Up Flower Market by Cameron Peters Floral Design, and the Garden Market. Build your own stylish succulent planter at the new Succulent Bar by Floral & Hardy of Skippack.
  4. Experience the Ultimate Backyard by Belgard to see exactly how far you can go in making the most of your backyard. There’s a lot to see! You’ll be taking home new ideas about how to take your backyard to a whole new level.
  5. The next generation of home comfort and the latest in home technology can be explored in the fabulous, farmhouse-style Smart Home. It’s custom built by Rudloff Custom Builders, powered by Xfinity, and beautifully furnished by ReStore Décor Design House.    
  6. Seek out some of the show’s select shopping opportunities! You can join other treasure hunters in discovering hard-to-find or unique items for home improvement and decor at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Pop-Up Shop. And you’ll find unique decor and special gifts from local artisans and shops in Philly’s Favorites Market.
  7. Don’t forget to bring home something for the four-legged family members! Make them happy with a purchase from The Barking Lot pet market. They’ll enjoy the toys, treats, and accessories, while you’ll feel good about a portion of the sales going to the Pennsylvania SPCA.
  8. Flex your DIY skills - or acquire some new ones - in one of our Make It, Take It workshops presented by The Painted Home. Just sign up for a one-hour session led by one of our experienced designers, and then get busy crafting a brand new home decor item to bring home.
  9. Your favorite new gathering place could already be right in your own backyard: The Party Barn! See designer Denise Sabia’s creative transformation of a storage shed into the hot new party spot, game room, and beyond.
  10. You made it! Congratulate yourself in experiencing all that there is to take in at Philly Home + Garden Show by tasting the delicious wines being served from The Renegade Winery, Stroudsburg, PA