ROANOKE, Va. -

The Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show returns to the Roanoke Civic Center in January with two exhibit halls packed with ideas and inspiration – and appearances by Wayde King and Brett Raymer, stars of Animal Planet’s hit show “Tanked.”

The fifth annual show, from Jan. 10-12, 2014, is just in time for spring home improvements. It features everything from the front door to the backyard, including the latest trends in kitchens, baths, fixtures and appliances.

The venue will be packed with exhibits featuring garden displays, landscaping, water features, pools, spas, windows, doors, sunrooms and more, including a huge Home Improvement Alley.

Do-it-yourself seminars are sprinkled throughout the weekend to give you the confidence to tackle a variety of projects.

Green thumbs will enjoy more than 3,000 square feet of landscapes, water features and nurseries. Foodies will be drawn to food tastings, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings from Fincastle Vineyard.

Children can have fun in the interactive Kids Zone, with workshops by Home Depot including wood building kits and aprons.

Meanwhile, animal lovers will enjoy the Angels of Assisi Pet Zone, where they will be able adopt a furry friend.

The show will also feature a cash-and-carry plant sale, by The Home Depot, as well as arts, crafts, gifts and gourmet products.

The Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show will be held at the Roanoke Civic Center from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10;  10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11;  and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12.

Parking is free.

Admission is $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for seniors 65 and older and retired military.

Kids under 16 are admitted free, as are active duty military with ID.

Save $1 off admissions with coupons available at www.ShowTechnology.com. You can pay just once and visit all weekend. Cash-only tickets are sold onsite and only during show hours. Free tote bags will be available while supplies last.