Master Gardeners

Paint, Sip & Inspire Class

Let Us Inspire Your Inner ARTist!
Have a go at it with supplied paint and canvas under the eye of an experienced teacher to help guide the best from you.

Meet The Experts

Whatever your next house or garden project…you’ll find the experts at the Desert Living Home Show.

  • Do your research as you get new ideas and inspiration from the experts. Most of them will be available to answer your questions.
  • Bring your garden pest and disease problems to the Master Gardeners.
  • Browse the vendor displays for the latest home products. These folks come with a lot of knowledge. From structure to systems to furnishings and artwork, it’s all at the show.
  • Talk about building codes, restrictions, inspections and processes with representatives of the City of Palm Springs Building Department. They have lots of information and want to keep you from making costly mistakes.
  • Check out the Garden Market Place at the show. The plants are all grown for local Palm Springs conditions and these experts will tell you how to make them thrive in your garden.

Bring your questions, you’re sure to find answers at the Desert Living Home Show!

Homeowners New Project Checklist

Thinking about building a custom home or upgrading your current home?

Here are a few things to think about before you get started:

Location: different governments and regulations govern the building codes in different areas, see which ones apply to you.
What is the zoning where you want to do the work?
Will the project require a permit? (Almost everything does!)
Will you need a drawing? Who will do it, an architect or contractor? The more complex the project and detailed the drawing, the more it will cost but the more accurate and complete the bids will be.
Who will do the work? You really will want a licensed contractor. Two excellent websites are those of the City of Palm Springs and the State of California Contractors License Bureau ( The information on these two sites is exceptional. You can even look up the specific contractor to make certain he or she is licensed for the type of project you need.
You really want three bids. IF your drawings are complete, and IF you make NO changes, there will be NO surprises. The project should come in on budget.
Do not pay the full project in advance! State law provides for a maximum of a 10% deposit, if required, in advance. And, always hold back approximately 10% until after the inspector (city or county) signs off the project. Once the project is signed off, pay the final balance.
Whether you live in the City of Palm Springs or not, use their website as a guide for your building and remodeling project. It is thorough, it is good, and it is free. The State of California site demonstrates and explains the necessary written agreements which you must have, and allows you to look up the individual contractors by name or license. Make certain they are qualified for the type of project you need.

Master Gardeners, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

A seminar every day from the Master Gardeners!

Friday, 11/16/2018
Mike Reandeau – “Early Coachella Valley Plants As Used By the Cahuilla Peoples”

Saturday, 11/17/2018
Carolyn Daniels – “Plants That Flourish In The Coachella Valley”

Sunday, 11/18/2018
Bob & Susanne Adamson – “Growing Vegetables in the Coachella Valley – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”

Holiday parties?

Holiday parties?

Watch designers from My Little Flower Shop create gorgeous table tops with exotic floral arrangements.

My Little Flower Shop
Gregory Goodman, Special Event Artist
861 N. Palm Canyon Drive • Palm Springs, CA  92262

My Little Bridal Boutique
865 North Palm Canyon Drive • Palm Springs, CA 92262

Darren Eply has worked in the floral industry for nearly all his life. He began at 18 as a delivery driver and within a few short months realized he had an eye for design. He started out with more basic arrangements then decided to go to school and peruse a formal education in design. He worked for a major floral company for 15 years before branching out on his own with his own shop for six years.  He has been designing ever since creating countless weddings, special seminars and everyday arrangements. With over thirty years experience, he is someone you can trust with any event!

Gregory Goodman has been involved in the floral industry all his life. Having been born into a family that owned a floral empire, he would help out around the shop. He later branched out on his own with his own shops from Ohio to Los Angles and Beverly Hills and eventually settling in the Desert. He has done the florals for several presidential inaugurations, the academy awards, not to mention countless weddings, special seminars and charity seminars. Big or small, he has you covered for any event or occasion.

HGTV’s “Desert Flippers” Erik & Lindsey Bennett

Enjoy HGTV’s “Desert Flippers” Erik & Lindsey Bennett as they reveal their secrets to adding value to Palm Springs hom

Wisconsin transplants Eric and Lindsey Bennett are transforming sunny Palm Springs, California one dilapidated house at a time. Renovating 20 properties a year while raising three small children is no small feat, and this couple takes it in stride. But when you go behind the walls of houses that live in triple-digit heat, you never know what you might find, scorpions, rattlesnakes, black widows and even squatters. In each episode of Desert Flippers , Eric and Lindsey search out a diamond in the rough, but they might find something that’s just plain rough.

Eric and Lindsey are currently shooting Season 3 of their HGTV show and have also been seen on: Brother vs. Brother, The Today Show, Access, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, Web Version

Articles have been written about the duo in: HGTV Magazine, Palm Springs Life, The Desert Sun, Agent Magazine

Everything For Your Home

One Stop Shopping

Everything for Your Home

Show Prices Are The Best

The Desert Living Home Show, in Palm Springs, California in its 8th year

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lawrence Bame, 858-350-3738

Palm Springs, CA—The Desert Living Home Show, in Palm Springs, California, is in its 8th year and will be returning on Friday, November 16, 2018, running through Sunday, November 18, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. It will feature an expanded range of products and services covering all aspects of home improvement systems, decor, upgrades, and products.

The three-day Desert Living Home Show will continue to be a popular product showcase and resource expo of expert advice for Coachella Valley-area residents planning to improve and update their homes’ value, livability and beauty. This event and its hundreds of exhibitors will showcase the newest products and hottest trends for both inside and outside the home.

Very “real world” but also the stuff of dreams, the Desert Living Home Show is one-stop shopping for the home and garden. Whether you’re a DIY’er or pride yourself on finding the best resources to do the job at hand for you, you’ll find it all at the Desert Living Home Show!

Homeowners looking to remodel, build, landscape or redecorate should make a beeline to the Desert Living Home Show. The show will be packed with contractors and other home design pros, all offering advice, work samples and hands-on demonstrations featuring the latest products on the market. Get helpful hints on everything from plumbing to garage doors to artwork, plus you can take advantage of vendors’ special show discounts.


Enjoy HGTV’s “Desert Flippers” Eric & Lindsey Bennett as they reveal their secrets to adding value to Palm Springs homes.

Holiday parties? Watch designers from My Little Flower Shop create gorgeous table tops with exotic floral arrangements.

The show runs Friday, Nov. 16, 10am-5pm; Saturday, Nov. 15, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, Nov. 18, 10am-5pm.

Admission: $8.00; children under 12 are free. Seniors 55 + $5,  & on Friday only $1. Military: active, retired, or veteran have Free Admission with id.

Discount tickets on the website are $6.00.

For more information, visit