Occasionally Mother Nature has given us freezing temperatures during our 5-day Northwest Flower & Garden Show run. So it’s wonderful to escape the cold and enjoy springtime inside the garden show, surrounded by tens of thousands of blooming plants. Enter and inhale deeply…
Long-time attendees will remember standing outside on the exhaust-filled street to buy tickets before the show opened at 9 am, or to buy Half-Day tickets at 3 pm. The show has made the experience more comfortable! We’ve MOVED the ticket office to just outside the show in the 4th Floor North Lobby.
Don’t forget to get your hand stamped so you can re-enter the show that day.
The easiest way to buy tickets is to go to our website and use our convenient print-at-home feature. Or head to a retail ticket outlet – use our searchable list and find the outlet nearest your home. Our retail tickets have a coupon on the back good for 10% off your entire purchase at our Merchandise booth. Look for some cool 25th anniversary souvenirs.
Or call our Ticket Hotline toll free at 800-343-6973.
And you can even purchase your tickets on your smartphone, and we will scan your phone at the door.
Remember, the Early Bird ticket prices are only $16 for a full-day ticket, but you must purchase your ticket before February 20th. After that, online and ticket outlet prices go to $20, as well as at-the-door ticket prices. Our Half Day tickets are hugely popular at only $10, for entry into the show at 3 pm Wednesday – Saturday, and 2 pm on Sunday. Bring a $10 bill and we’ll have 2 ticket lines just for cash customers.
Don’t forget to get your hand stamped if you leave the show and want to return!
Children 12 and under get in FREE and a Youth ticket is only $5. For a really great entertainment value, our 2-Day Pass is only $29 (only available online, by phone at 253-756-2121 or at the show).
The weather is looking like it will be just the way we like it, so Spring will arrive February 20 – 24 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. See you at the show! ~ Janet
We all have gardening dilemmas. Sometimes pests and diseases on our plants get us down, and we don’t want to use harmful chemicals. Or our plants get too unruly and overgrown but we are clueless on proper pruning. Or maybe we’re just bored with the same few plants in the yard, but have no idea which must-have plants to buy. (Been there, done all of that!)
We introduce Gardening 101 to the rescue! Our new series of seminars that will give you info-packed ideas to help solve these problems. Look for them Thursday through Sunday at 11:30 am in the Rainier Room.
But what if you are in need of some design inspiration? That’s the focus of Gardening 101: Design Solutions, featuring three top speakers who will inspire you to new heights.
Join Marty Wingate as she shows you how to get more peace and privacy in your garden; Vanessa Gardner Nagle, APLD will help you accessorize your garden with a wide variety of furnishings; and Lucy Hardiman tackles your small space dilemmas to make the most of your space. It’s three 30-minute, back-to-back seminars that will pack a punch. (Click on each speaker’s name to read their bio and full seminar description.)
Discover more great seminars on our website and plan your days at the show. With over 100 seminars at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, consider a Two-Day Pass so you can take advantage of more of them. But don’t delay – the show is February 20 – 24, and once it’s over, you have to wait until February 2014 for the next one. ~ Janet
What’s your garden style? Does your garden really reflect who you are? Does it work with you and your family, extending your home into the outdoors? Or perhaps it just sort of sits there, not providing any real family enjoyment, but (if you’re lucky) not being much of a hassle.
Here’s your chance to be inspired to turn your garden into one with style, functionality and beauty that’s just right for you. These must-see speakers will offer a wealth of ideas and solutions no matter what your what garden dreams are.
Don’ miss Sharon Lovejoy, Lucy Hardiman, Debra Prinzing, Mary Ann Newcomer, Teresa O’Connor and Helen Yoest as they offer ideas for easier care, front yard impact, vertical gardening, compatible plantings, accessorizing your garden, and even seeing how the 1% in Hollywood style their own gardens.
Make this the year you style your garden just right for you! To discover more seminars that will improve your garden’s style, check out our Speakers at a Glance page. And act soon to buy your tickets – Early Bird Tickets must be purchased before February 20. The Northwest Flower & Garden Show will be held February 20 – 24 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Join us, and find your garden style. ~ Janet
The all-important Northwest Flower & Garden Show SHOW GUIDE will be in your Seattle Times – both home delivery and news stand editions on Monday, February 18th!
Look for the Show Guide as a downloadable PDF file on the garden show website on Monday. Read up on the 23 fully-built show gardens that await you. Plan your days at the show to catch as many of our incredible speakers as you can. You can read their bios and seminar descriptions on our website, and peruse the list of over 70 author book signings too.
You’ll also want to check out the Exhibitor List, since shopping over 350 mini garden stores takes some strategy! Good thing we have free package check, large item load-out and free plant inspection for our Canadian guests.
Be sure to read Sunday’s Pacific Northwest magazine in the Seattle Times. You won’t want to miss Val Easton’s “At Home, Designers Aim for Looks That Last” feature articles.
The theme of the special garden show issue is garden designers in their own gardens. Four gardens are featured, plus a debut of the brand new Great Plant Picks. It includes Terry Welch’s new garden on Vashon; edible container expert Barbara Libner’s Wallingford garden; and the cover story on Kate Farley’s West Seattle extravaganza of a garden.
So plan your strategy to attend the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, to be held February 20 – 14 at the Washington State Convention Center, by picking up a copy of next Monday’s Seattle Times so you can get the SHOW GUIDE.
The garden show has been a gardening tradition for 25 years (read my anniversary tribute in Pacific Horticulture) and one thing hasn’t changed – our commitment to bringing you a world-class garden show brimming with inspiration, education and entertainment, for both well-seasoned gardeners, budding “grewbies” and curious children – the charming gardeners of our future. - Janet
The Northwest Flower & garden Show is proud to partner with Subaru bringing two leading innovators of organic gardening to our seminar stages.
This is an opportunity for a thought-provoking look at the organic gardening movement in the U.S. –where it was, where it is, and where it’s going, and importantly, the role women have played in its genesis and success.
Therese Ciesinski, Managing Editor of Organic Gardening magazine will recognize the invaluable contributions of women from every walk of life as they nurtured their families and their communities with organic edible gardening. Therese will be speaking on Wednesday, February 20 at 11:30 am.
Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, will give us a detailed overview of the past, present, and future of the organic movement in the United States and the role that Rodale Institute had in supporting and shaping that transition. Coach will be speaking on Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 pm.
We will be giving away door prizes to lucky winners at both these seminars - gift cards for Subaru gear and subscriptions to Organic Gardening magazine. And be sure to visit the Subaru garden on the sky bridge and in the South Lobby and learn more about how Subaru supports the gardening community and the environment.
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show will be held February 20 – 24 at the Washington state Convention Center in Seattle. All seminars are FREE to show attendees – over 100 unique, entertaining and inspirational talks to help you create your best garden ever. Get your tickets today. ~ Janet