Yes, February may be a hard time to start thinking about your own yard and gardening, but with the Northwest Flower & Garden Show you may be surprised how much all that greenery makes you itching for spring. Thankfully after you are dazzled by all the Display Gardens, you will be intrigued by the array of plant vendors at our show. Make sure you have room in your car to bring home some live plants. Whether they were a focal point in one of the gardens, a new plant variety for 2014 or a blooming specimen you can’t wait to show off, there will be 29 vendors selling plants, bulbs, shrubs and trees. Canadian visitors can take advantage of the free USDA Plant Inspection to ensure safe boarder crossing of their plant material. Feel free to take a look at our Plant Vendor list before you join us at the show, it may determine what vehicle you decide to bring!
- Andy’s Orchids
- Bark & Garden Center
- Branches Garden Center LLC
- Chocolate Flower Farm
- Dahlia Barn
- Dan’s Dahlias
- Dig Floral & Garden
- Edelweiss Perennials
- Emerald City Orchids
- Franchi Seeds/The Heirloom Seed Store
- Heaths & Heathers
- Irish Eyes Garden Seeds
- Keeping It Green Nursery
- Mak Lilies & Perennials Inc.
- Maples For All Seasons
- Molbak’s Garden + Home
- My Garden Nursery
- Northern Pacific Farm
- Peony’s Envy
- Raintree Nursery
- Ravenna Gardens
- B & D Lilies
- Sundquist Nursery Inc.
- Swan Island Dahlias
- Swanson’s Nursery
- The Lily Pad
After it’s huge success last year, we are pleased to announce that the Vintage Garden Market is back and bigger at our next show. With the continued popularity of repurposed and recycled items, this is the perfect opportunity for shoppers to find new and unique pieces for their garden and home. We are very much looking forward to hosting 17 different Exhibitors in our Vintage Garden Market, that are geared towards this up and coming eclectic style. We hope to see you there and that you find that one of a kind piece you’ve been looking for.
More Vintage Garden Market vendor information coming soon. Please check back to The Garden Show Website.
Cedar Furniture by Best from NWFGS 2013
With over 365 different vendor booths at the upcoming Northwest Flower & Garden Show, there will certainly be something there for everyone. From plant vendors, garden art, garden tools, greenhouses, soils, to garden wear fashion, there will be plenty of merchandise for patrons to peruse. Along with many of our loyal exhibitors we look forward to seeing every year, we are thrilled to be introducing an abundance of first time show vendors. As we strive to continue to bring you the best in plants, gardening and outdoor living vendors we hope you take a moment to check out the new products of these great exhibitors.
Our New Exhibitors include:
- Blooma Tree Experts LLC
- Dragonfly Studio
- Elena Balekha Art
- Feed Our Planet
- Ferrumons Corp.
- Fish In The Garden
- Hang In There
- Honold’s Ornamental Ironwork
- International Plant Booster LTD
- Maplecor LLC
- Mountaineers Books
- Painted Silks By Kavita
- Randolph Rose Collection
- The Rustic Garden
- Woodinville Lavender
- World Famous Signs
Stay up to date with our participating Exhibitors by checking back to Northwest Flower & Garden Show Exhibitor Page.
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is proud to announce our Seminar Schedule for the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Here is your chance to start planning your trip to the show to catch some of the best Garden speakers from the United States and Canada. We are continuously able to boast that the Northwest Flower & Garden Show seminars provide the most horticultural speakers in the world- there’s no other show like it! With your ticket purchase you have access to any and all seminars from ‘Gardening 101′ to ‘Garden to Table’ as well as ‘Design + Sustainability’. Certainly something for everyone, including some new speakers for the 2014 show along with some of your favorites. A reminder that you can buy tickets now here NWFGS 2014 Tickets. Please take a moment to peruse our schedule to see which seminars might be for you, as we look forward to less than 100 days until the show. Hope to see you there February 5-9th, 2014.
A Letter from Show Designer Cyle Eldred:
As fall arrives and the winds of change blow across the Pacific Northwest so change will blow across the Northwest Flower & Garden Show as I dig up my roots and begin the process of transplanting myself into a different career.
After much soul searching I have decided to resign my position as Show Designer with the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. I’ve worked every Show since its inception in 1989 and my last Show will be this coming Show in February of 2014.
You may ask why I’m resigning. I ask myself the same thing… Who quits a perfectly good job? One that I enjoy immensely, a fantastic employer in O’Loughlin Trade Shows, an exciting job with new and different elements every year, a job full of wonderful people, and a job that, frankly, I’m good at. Working for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been the best job I’ve had so far in my life.
Well, it’s the right time. My wife and I are ready for new adventures and I have some exciting opportunities before me that I want to be in a position to take advantage of. It’s as simple as that. I am grateful for management extending the opportunity to transition out of this phase of my life and into a new one while also completing the tasks of helping produce the 2014 Show and train my replacement.
We have hired Lloyd Glasscock to be my successor. Lloyd brings a fantastic set of skills and knowhow to The Show as he has been a long time Garden Creator, creating many Display Gardens over the years and has been a strong advocate of the Show. His knowledge of The Show and the industry make him well suited as my replacement. I’ve been training him for several weeks and now it’s time to start turning over more responsibilities to Lloyd. I will still be working for the show but will play a supporting role to Lloyd leading into and through the busy show season. Lloyd’s contact info is; Lloyd@gardenshow.com and cell phone, 425.422.3336.
Many thanks to all of you who support the Show and me year after year and have become my friends, not just industry partners. I’d love to stay in touch with all of you. My personal email address is email@example.com if you would like to contact me regarding non Garden Show topics. Otherwise my work email, firstname.lastname@example.org will remain active through February 28, 2014.
Don’t forget to attend the Show February 5-9, 2014 and say hello & good-bye.
Fall is here which means winter and spring will be here before you know it. Please join us February 5-9th 2014 at the Northwest Flower & Garden show to experience all things garden. Save $5.00 now by purchasing early bird tickets before they are gone. Hotel partners were announced on Monday so make sure your accommodations are set for your stay. To purchase tickets online now, click here .
You’ve marked your 2014 calendar for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show for February 5-9th but have you made your lodging arrangements? The time has come to put those plans into motion and get a room booked throughout the show at one of Seattle’s partnering hotels.
We’re proud to announce the Hotel partners for the 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show are as follows: Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Hilton Seattle, The Paramount Hotel, The Red Lion Inn on 5th Avenue, The Roosevelt and The Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Set up of Northwest Flower & Garden Show 2013
Being new to the NWFGS team, I wasn’t sure what to expect at an end of summer meeting. Thinking how the show is so far off in February, I wasn’t sure what we would be discussing or if there was much news. Rest assured show fans, some serious groundwork has been laid to make sure the 2014 Northwest Flower Garden Show ‘Art In Bloom” is the best one yet.
Our team has worked hard this summer to make sure your experience at the show is an amazing one. We looked at floor maps for the show and worked together to see that vendors, gardens, refreshments and fun were all where you need them. The seminars schedule is coming along nicely and should be nailed down quite soon. There will be some Garden to Table seminars that we know you will love. Display Garden areas have been established as well as placed for good foot traffic flow. Ticket prices are being set up and we are gearing up to get those on sale by November.
All in all, a great meeting to see that it takes an army to get this show off the ground. Everyone works hard to make sure your time at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show is a good one.
Need some new inspiration in your garden? Look no further than the Arboretum’s upcoming New Zealand Forest opening next month. Driven by the success of last years ‘A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden,” Rhonda Bush gave me some insight about the award winning garden and where it started.
Special Recognition Awards – Ethel Moss People’s Choice Award, Fred Palmer Garden Creator’s Award, Pacific Horticultural Society Award, Sunset Western Living Award & the 425 Magazine Editor’s Choice Award.
Since the theme of the show last year was “Silver Screen Gardens Go Hollywood,” they were in search of a movie that would correlate with activities going on at the Arboretum. Nothing could beat the hype and anticipation of “The Hobbit” movie that was coming out December 2012. This year a two-acre New Zealand Forest was planted and will officially open on September 15th, 2013. Thankfully there are many New Zealand plants being grown in the Northwest. Many of the same plants used in the show are featured such as hebe, flax, libertia and corokia. They are some of the most common and thrive here. Getting a good selection for the show was an issue in February but being midsummer you can see the Forest in all it’s glory. Most of the plants tend to be quite drought tolerant even though rain is not an issue in the Pacific Northwest. Check out the Arboretum’s website for more info on the opening of the Garden here.
The opening of the New Zealand Forest in September is the Arboretum’s largest project in 2013. Looking ahead to the new year, they are really excited for their Northwest Flower & Garden Show 2014 Display Garden. With the theme “Art in Bloom,” one typically thinks art in Seattle is glass art. They researched a few different artist to collaborate with and have come to agreement with artist Ginny Ruffner-she made the giant flower pot art piece at 7th and Union. Can’t wait to see what they bring to the show!
The 25th Annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show was nothing short of spectacular in February. Held at the Washington St. Convention Center, an amazing theme of “The Silver Screen Takes Root…Gardens Go Hollywood,” inspired everyone and lead to some phenomenal gardens. Here is a look back at some amazing gardens as well as some photos of the winners. Hoping to get you “mid summer motivated” in your garden at home.
Big Winners from NWFGS 2013 were both the Arboretum and RHR Horticulture & Landwave Gardens of Shoreline. Both took home multiple awards and had some of the most inspirational gardens among the group. Other big winners that deserve plenty of praise are Seattle’s Barabara Lycett Landscape Design, Wight’s Home and Garden and Tacoma’s Dr. Decks. For more information on the winners please check out
Northwest Flower & Garden Show home page and click on ‘The Gardens’.
Looking forward to seeing what these winners and other new garden entrants have in store for NWFGS 2014. See you there February 5-9, 2014.