Whether you’re taking your sweetheart, your mom, or your bestie to the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, it would be silly not to enter our “Stay & Play” Grand Prize Sweepstakes! A very lucky winner will get:
- A two night stay at the Seattle Sheraton hotel
- Two two-day passes to the 2015 NWFGS
- $250 cash
- Food & coffee certificates
- $100 to spend at the Show merchandise booth
To enter this giveaway, go to our Facebook and click on the tab that says “Grand Prize Sweepstakes.” You can also enter by using the button below!
You can only enter once, but if you share your entry on Facebook with your friends you can earn additional entries! We will choose a winner by the end of January. Winners will be notified by email. Every great relationship needs boundaries, so here are the rules:
- Only one winner will be named. Winner is responsible for responding to O’Loughlin Trade Shows notification and providing date for lodging.
- If winner is unable to accept prize and attend the show, the prize in not transferrable. Another winner will be chosen by from the Finalists in our ticket giveaways.
- No cash value will be substituted for any part of the prize.
- Transportation to the show by any method is not included.
- Prize drawing will be held by January 30th, 2015. Winner will be notified by email and Facebook message.
- Garden Show Tickets will be emailed to winner in advance of the show. Gift certificates and cash prize of $250 for garden show shopping spree must be picked up at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show Office (Room 401) during show hours: Wednesday, February 11th through Saturday, February 14th, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; or on Sunday, February 15th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
- Lodging includes two nights at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel, including hotel taxes and fees, between Tuesday, February 10th and Sunday, February 15, 2015. Any additional charges for hotel parking, meals, room service, mini-bar, telephone, spa and WiFi or other services and amenities not included.
- Winner is responsible for final bill at checkout, exclusive of room charge and applicable taxes for two (2) nights’ lodging. Hotel will require Winner’s credit card on check-in.
- The garden show reserves the right to use Winner’s name in promotional efforts on social media.
- For more information contact email@example.com.
- Employees of O’Loughlin Trade Shows are not eligible to enter.
“So, let me get this straight. The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is giving away a complete getaway package to the Show? Free?”
“How do I enter?”
Treat yo’self to the greatest way to experience the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. And hey, if you’re taking your sweetheart to the Show… this could be the easiest (and best) Valentines Day. -Courtney
Our wonderful swag bag sponsors:
- Garden Design
- Timber Press
- St. Lynns Press
- Subaru of America, Inc.
- Authentic Haven Brand
- Seed Keeper Company
- Taunton Press & Fine Gardening
- Le jardinet
People have been sharing the love alright… when it comes to their Subaru! Our huge ticket giveaway is going on right now, and we already have a few winners to share.
One of our first entries is from Donivan & Megan from Index, Washington. They shared why they love their Subaru is like no other car.
“I have put many vehicles to the test but none have exceeded expectations like my Subaru Outback. With comfort and dependability, my Subaru has taken me on countless off-road excursions into wilderness areas. The Subaru’s toughness can keep up with my hobbies that include fishing in areas that are far from being maintained.
Living in Washington State can bring a variety of seasons with difficult driving conditions. Switching to a Subaru has brought a whole new meaning to versatility and reliability. Whether it be driving through mountainous passes in the middle of winter or river-bound with pontoon boats strapped to the roof. She (Subi) has passed every test like Einstein taking an entry-level physics course.”
Another Subaru lover is Laureen from Gig Harbor, Washington! She writes:
“I love my Subaru. I first fell in love the first time I drove my Subaru in a Washington Snowstorm. While other people were stranded along side the road and in the ditch, I cruised slowly home, safely and comfortably all the way.
As a cyclist, I love my Subaru for taking me and my bike anywhere and everywhere I need to go.
As a runner and hiker I love my Subaru for hauling me to half marathons, triathlons and mountain destinations all over the United States. And most recently, I have fallen in love all over again with my Subaru as it now pulls my “new” vintage 1961 Aloha Trailer to camp grounds and destinations of my choice. And they look so cute together. I will never be without a Subaru.”
Both of these winners will receive two free tickets to the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show AND a free $50 Subaru Gear giftcard.
Have a Subaru? Enter here to win!
Tell us all about your adventures, your favorite things, or your best moments shared in a Subaru and you could win big! - Courtney
Attention all Twitter-ers, bloggers, and media gurus…. It’s now time to register for the annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show Tweetup!
During the Show, this is your opportunity to chat with Garden Creators one-on-one, peruse the Show floor without crowds, and get free gifts from our sponsors! The @nwfgs hosted Tweetup will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 7:30 am – 9:00 am, just before the show opens to the public.
Check-in from 7:30 – 7:50 am, just inside the Show floor through the South Lobby entrance. Grab your badge, some coffee and refreshments, a fabulous Swag Bag exclusive to registered participants, and head off to the garden floor. You’ll enjoy access to the incredible 23 show gardens before the crowds arrive. Your Tweetup name badge also gives you access to free WiFi and the Show’s Press Room for the remainder of Thursday, until 8:00 pm.
All Tweetup participants must be registered through Vite, and have a Show ticket for entry. Purchase tickets in advance on our website to save $5 with Early Bird tickets. The best part is what you get for registering! Our wonderful Swag Bags will contain items from our sponsors Timber Press, Subaru of America Inc., Seed Keeper Company, Garden Design Magazine, St. Lynn’s Press, Cool Springs Press, Authentic Haven Brand, and Fine Gardening.
Now, go RSVP before all the spots are taken! I can’t wait to see you all there. - Courtney
Rather than fighting the shopping masses after Thanksgiving, we have a better gifting idea. Tickets to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show will be perfect for the long-time gardener or the potential newbie. Or, you can knock out two gifts in one since the 2015 Show will be held during Valentine’s Day! You aren’t just giving a gift, you’re giving an experience.
To make the Northwest Flower & Garden Show an even better gift experience, we are offering a VERY special discount for Cyber Monday.
By using the code “cyber15” during the purchase of 2015 NWFGS tickets, you will save $5 off the already low Early bird ticket price.
That means you save $10 off our original ticket price of $22, almost 50% off!
This amazing deal is only good for 24 hours, starting at 7:55am Monday, so do not miss it! It will be the best ticket price all year.
Give the gift of 23 full scale Display Gardens, over 110 Seminars, 350+ exhibitors, and much more to the gardener (or prospective gardener) in your life. Spread the cheer and buy some for your coworkers, your mailman, your child’s teacher.. you get the idea!
Just remember… to get this exclusive discount you must use the code cyber15 during checkout, and only for the next 24 hours. Just in case you need to enter the code manually, click on the blue “Enter Promotional Code” link just above the green “Order Now” button. - Courtney
If you’re a Subaru owner, you know that the ultimate adventure tool is your vehicle. Whether it’s a day at the beach with your favorite canine companion, or an overnight fishing trip in the middle of the woods, your Subaru gets you there. Now, your Subaru can give you the opportunity to win free tickets to the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show! Subaru is partnering with the Northwest Flower & Garden Show to present this incredible opportunity:
Beginning November 24th, share your Subaru love story and why you love the places your Subaru takes you! You can earn free tickets to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show and even a $50.00 gift certificate for Subaru gear! You could also be featured in Subaru’s official magazine, Drive!
To enter, simply take a photo of your Subaru vehicle (photo must be 2MB or higher) and describe why or how you enjoy your Subaru. You will also need you include your name and email address so we can contact you if you win! Enter anytime between now and January 19th!
Of course, every great relationship needs boundaries, so here are the rules:
- One submission per person
- A Subaru vehicle must be in the photo
- Photo must be at least 2MB or higher
- Include a short description of why you love your Subaru
- Open to residents of US and Canada. Must be 18+ to participate.
- No purchase required, while supplies last.
- By submitting your photo and story, you agree we can make you famous in our marketing!
By showing off your current Subaru adventures, your Subaru can take you on another adventure… the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show! - Courtney
In case you missed the announcement on Facebook, tickets for the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show are now on sale! You’ll avoid the hassle of waiting in line by purchasing right from the comfort of your own home.
The best part? By purchasing your tickets now, you save $5 off the price!
Multiple ticket types are available along with the Early Bird. The 2 Day pass is a fantastic option for multi-day attendees. Since the theme for the February 11th-15th Show is “Romance Blossoms,” add a romantic downtown Seattle hotel with our discounted rates, and voila! You’ve got the best Valentine’s Day ever.
For the youngens under 12, admission to the Show is 100% free, and for ages 13-17, tickets are only $5. If you want to see every seminar and every Garden Wars™ competition at the Show, there’s a 5 Day pass available too.
There are 3 convenient ways to buy tickets.
- over 75 retail outlets (beginning in December)
To prepare yourself for the unparalleled garden event of the year, we also have announced our new Show Preview Guide.
This year’s Show Guide is jam packed with gorgeous photos, our amazing speaker lineup, and much more. You can view it for yourself and even download it for use at the Show! Please note, it’s a 50MB download.
Let’s recap. This lets you experience over six acres of everything gardening from 350+ garden exhibitors to 23 full scale display gardens. Plus, your ticket admits you into our 110 Seminars for FREE. You get all of these things with exclusive discounts.
So as that one saying goes… the early bird gets the worm. Or in this case, the early bird saves $5! -Courtney
If you’ve been on Pinterest, Tumblr, or Instagram recently, you’ll notice one of the biggest trends in the garden world right now is succulents. They’re easy, convenient, and are great for adding some green to small spaces. A lesser known side to these adaptive plants is the ability to weave them together as art tapestries.
We saw it in person at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ 2014 Display Garden where colorful succulents overtook each other to create a beautiful carpeted texture. In 2015, we have an exciting living art piece of our own thanks to Robin Stockwell, former owner of Succulent Gardens Nursery.
Robin is no stranger to using sedums as his artwork. For a display in California, he created a globe made completely out of sedums. The oceans and the continents were all planted by hand and grown over a ten month period.
As a Show exclusive, Robin is creating a lavish sedum heart for our “Romance Blossoms” theme this year. It will stand over fourteen feet high! The heart is already planted with 10 different species and possibly over 15,000 individual sedum plants.
He is excited to show Northwest gardeners how to recreate living tapestries in their own gardens. Robin will be speaking about the heart during his NWFGS seminar “A Living Heart Through Succulent Art” at 7:00pm on February 14th.
Viewing the sedum heart piece and Robin’s seminar are completely free with your ticket purchase to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show!
Oh… and feel free to take a “selfie” or two with the heart, it’ll love it. -Courtney