It’s become an annual tradition for the team at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show to personally deliver tickets to over 70 ticket outlets around Puget Sound. It’s really just a shameless excuse for us to get out of the office and visit some of the coolest nursery centers around — brimming with colorful winter blooming plants and sparkly holiday décor — to deliver our precious cargo.
So we all hit the road this week to get tickets and posters into retail outlets. Look for them at a nursery center or Central Market near you.
Now where are the tickets? The easiest way to find the nearest retailer is to go to our website and use our search function to find the ticket outlets closest to your zip code.
If you’ve got a gardener on your holiday shopping list, they would no doubt love a gift of tickets to the extraordinary annual gardening show. Package up a basket with some seeds, a few tools, a some good hand lotion, a book or two and a gorgeous Hellebore and the tickets. (Tip – when you buy tickets from your local retailer you save a $1 on each ticket over the online tickets.)
Even better, book a night in a downtown Seattle hotel so you can go attend the show for two days. We have the guaranteed best hotel rates on our website, and our Two-Pay Pass, at $14.50 a day, is a great value for 18 hours of entertainment!
Our Canadian friends now have a ticket outlet at Minter Gardens Country Garden Store in Chilliwack, B.C.
Ticket outlets have two kinds of tickets for sale now — Early Bird Tickets ($16) must be purchased before February 20th, and Youth Tickets ($5) are for budding gardeners 13 – 17 years old. Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult. The show is a wonderful indoor family activity during the peak of the dreary winter weather. After February 20th retail outlets will have regular priced tickets for $20.
Tickets will also be sold at the Washington State Convention Center during show hours, but avoid the line by buying in advance! Half-Day Tickets ($10) are good after 3 pm, and 2 pm on Sunday.
Many thanks to all the team who trekked over hill and dale in rainy weather to deliver tickets to our nursery outlets: Jeff Swenson (Show Manager), Cyle Eldred (Show Designer), Kyle Aronson (Webmaster), Linda Knudsen (Exhibits Manager), Michelle Derbes (Show Coordinator), Nick Carroll and Eric McMurry (Sales Associates), and yours truly.
Tickets are also available online with convenient print-at-home. Or visit our Facebook page and buy them there. You can even purchase them on your smartphone, and simply have your phone scanned when you arrive at the show – no paper needed!
And keep following us on Facebook, because our highly popular ticket giveaways posts started last week! ~ Janet
Like any mildly obsessive gardener that moves a plant only a few feet to get the garden just right, the team at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show has MOVED the Ticket Office to the 4th Floor North Lobby. If you go looking for the ticket office in the usual street-level location on Convention Center Place, you won’t find it!
Last year, when Mother Nature got cold flashes and dumped snow and freezing temperatures on Seattle, people had to stand outside in a long line to buy tickets before the show opened at 9 am, or to buy Half-Day tickets at 3 pm. So in order to make the ticket purchasing experience more comfortable for all our garden show attendees, we decided to relocate the ticket office into the spacious area outside the show in the North Lobby.
Today the dedicated team that brings you the Northwest Flower & Garden Show – now recovered from our Thanksgiving food comas - is hitting the road – literally. We’re off to deliver the NWFGS tickets to all our ticket outlets. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to stop by all the coolest garden centers King, Pierce, Kitsdap and Snohomish Counties! We’ve got about 80 boxes stuffed with the tickets, brochures and posters, just in time for your holiday gift giving.
Everyone on the garden show team really loves this tradition. What a great excuse to get away from our computers! We fill up the gas tank, map out our routes, and journey to the region’s top nurseries, brimming with cool winter blooming plants and sparkly holiday décor, to deliver our precious cargo. It really puts us in the holiday – and garden show – spirit.
There are some good reasons to buy your garden show tickets from your local retailer. First off, you save
$1 on each ticket over the online tickets. Also, the tickets themselves are very pretty, especially when you attach them to a plant or garden tool. They make the perfect gift for all your garden loving friends. (Even better, give the gift of a night in a downtown Seattle hotel so you can go to two days at the show. We have the guaranteed best hotel rates on our website.) Buy local and support your local garden center!
If you decide you’re rather print your ticket at home, you have the option to donate $1 to the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden – just check the ‘donate’ box when you make your ticket purchase. This is a great way to support this new regional treasure. The team at the PlayGarden (and the creative genious of designer Wendy Welch) is putting together a gret new exhibit for the 2012 show, based on the classic song “Rockin’ Robin.”
BUY NOW AND SAVE!
The retail outlets have three kinds of tickets for sale – The Early Bird Tickets are only $16, and are on sale until midnight on February 7. The Youth Ticket is only $5 for budding gardeners 13 – 17 years old. And children 12 don’t need a ticket! They’re FREE! After February 8 the retail outlets have the regular priced ticket for $20 and they are also for sale at the Washington State Convention Center during show hours. (Two-day and Five-day Passes are available online.)
Now where are the tickets? The easiest way to find the nearest retailer is to go to our website for the complete list, and use our search function to find the ticket outlets closest to your zip code.
So many thanks to all the team who trekked over hill and dale to deliver tickets to our nursery outlets: Jeff Swenson (Show Manager), Cyle Eldred (Show Designer), Kyle Aronson (Webmaster), Linda Knudsen (Exhibits Manager), Michelle Derbes (Show Coordinator), Nick Carroll and Eric McMurry (Sales Associates), and yours truly. (I started this morning with a car crammed with boxes of tickets and brochures, and ended with a car filled with plants, a new rake and some gifts. Ummm… don’t tell my hubby.) ~ Janet
2012 NWFGS TICKET OUTLETS
|Airport Garden Center|
|Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center|
|Bark & Garden Center|
|Bayview Farm & Garden|
|Bellevue Nursery, Inc.|
|Branches Garden Center, LLC|
|Bremerton City Nursery|
|Carol’s Maple Valley Floral|
|Charley’s Greenhouse & Garden|
|City People’s Garden Store|
|Duvall True Value Hardware & Garden|
|Elandan Gardens ltd. – Gig Harbor|
|Elandan Gardens ltd. – Bremerton|
|Flower World, Inc.|
|Furney’s Nursery, Inc.|
|Garden Spot Nursery, Inc.|
|Gramma’s Garden Nursery & Gifts|
|Gross’s Florist & Nursery|
|Gusty Garden-Ace Hardware Anacortes|
|Henery’s Garden Center|
|Jensen’s Ferndale Floral|
|Jungle Fever Exotics|
|Magnolia Garden Center|
|Marshall’s Garden & Pet Ltd.|
|McAulliffe’s Valley Nursery|
|Minters Greenhouse & Nursery|
|Molbak’s Garden + Home|
|My Garden Nursery|
|Oriental Garden Center, Inc.|
|Over the Fence|
|Pacific Stone Company, Inc.|
|Pioneer West Garden & Pet Center|
|Portland Avenue Nursery|
|Portland Nursery – Stark St.|
|Portland Nursery - Division St.|
|Skagit Valley Gardens|
|Sky Valley Nursery|
|Squak Mt. Greenhouses & Nursery|
|Summersun Nursery & Landscaping|
|Sunnyside Nursery, Inc.|
|The Barn Nursery|
|The Garden Room|
|The Grange Supply|
|The Greenhouse Nursery|
|The Plant Farm at Smokey Point|
|Town & Country Market – Bainbridge Island|
|Town & Country Market – Ballard Market|
|Town & Country Market – Mill Creek Central Market|
|Town & Country Market - Poulsbo Central Market|
|Town & Country Market – Shoreline Central Market|
|Valley Nursery, Inc.|
|Watson’s Greenhouse & Nursery|
|Wells Medina Nursery|
|West Seattle Nursery|
|Wight’s Home & Garden|
|Wild Birds Unlimited – Gig Harbor|
|Wild Birds Unlimited – Olympia|
|Willow Tree Gardens & Interiors|
|Zenith Holland Gardens|
The hazy fog finally lifted and the sun came out last Thursday, when the Northwest Flower & Garden Show team members all set off on a vital mission – to deliver over 80 boxes of show tickets, brochures and posters to all the fine garden centers around Puget Sound.
O’Loughlin Trade Shows started this tradition last year, and the whole garden show team quickly embraced it. What a great excuse to get away from our computers! We loved the assignment to travel to the region’s top nurseries, brimming with cool winter blooming plants and sparkly holiday décor, to deliver our precious cargo – tickets to the garden show, just in time for holiday shoppers.
There are some good reasons to buy your garden show tickets from your local retailer. First off, you save a $1 on each ticket over the online tickets. Also, the tickets themselves are very pretty, so wrap them in a fun box, or stick them in a stocking, or attach them to a plant or garden tool, and they make the perfect gift for all your garden loving friends and family. So buy local and support your local garden center.
The retail outlets have three kinds of tickets for sale – The Early Bird Tickets are only $16, and are on sale until February 22. The Youth Ticket is only $5 for budding gardeners 13 – 17 years old (children 12 and under are free). After February 22 the retail outlets have the regular priced ticket for $20. (You can also purchase tickets at the door for $20.)
Now where are the tickets? The easiest way to find the nearest retailer is to go to our website for the list of ticket outlets, or search your zip code to find the outlets closest to you. http://www.gardenshow.com/scripts/tickets/ticketoutlets.cfm
In addition to garden centers and nurseries, tickets are also available at Town & Country Markets (Central Markets & Ballard & Greenwood Markets), botanic gardens (Arboretum Foundation, Kruckeberg and Elandan), rock centers (Marenakos and Pacific Stone), and bird stores (Wild Birds Unlimited in Gig Harbor and Olympia).
So many thanks to all the team who sojourned over hill and dale to get the tickets to over 80 ticket outlets: Jeff Swenson (Show Manager), Cyle Eldred (Show Designer), Kyle Aronson (Webmaster, who put in 11 hours and over 300 miles!), Linda Kundsen (Exhibits Manager), Michelle Derbes (Show Coordinator), Nick Carroll and Eric McMurry (Sales Associates), and yours truly, Janet Endsley, (Seminar & Social Media Manager).
Watch for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show posters to go up and get your tickets starting today. And if you simply can’t make it to your local nursery, or you want to buy a 2-Day Pass or a 5-Day All Show Pass, you can always buy your tickets online and print them at home, at http://www.gardenshow.com/tickets/purchase-tickets-online/
And just in case you’d like to know more about the dedicated team that brings you the second largest garden show in the country (and, we like to think, the very best!) then you can read about them here: http://www.gardenshow.com/the-show/about-us/meet-the-staff/ – Janet