It’s been a rough and dark start to the year, but the past couple of days have been sunny! And spring is coming. Seattle’s annual gardening tradition—signifying the start of spring for over 30 years, Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, returns for five days from February 26 – March 1.
Held at the Washington State Convention Center, dozens of extraordinary display gardens will delight your senses, 100 free seminar workshops will be packed with educational tips and tricks, and thousands of treasures in the garden marketplace will be available to take home from the show.
Tickets are now available here and we have passes to give away! You can pick which day you want to attend. To enter the giveaway:
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Giveaway closes Sunday, Feb 23rd at 5:00 pm! We’ll reach out to winners via Instagram on Sunday night.
Top 5 features of the 2020 NW Flower & Garden Festival:
- THE DEBUT OF FLEURS DE VILLES: This year’s theme of “Spring Fever” will come to life in the form of bespoke floral mannequins displayed by world-renowned Fleurs de Villes. This is Fleurs de Villes’ first time in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing the talent of Seattle’s top florists in the most fashionable way. Don’t miss the floral gin cocktail bar from Hendrick’s Gin, located within the Fleurs de Villes area.
- SOPHISTICATED FOOD AND DRINK: Speaking of floral gin and tonics, this year’s festival offers more on-site food and drink options than ever before. From Hendrick’s Gin to Woodinville’s Ryan Patrick Wines, to one of the new plant-based food vendors or the upgraded gourmet merchants at the Convention Center, you don’t need to leave the festival to quench your thirst or fill your plate. See here for a full list of exhibitors.
- INTERNATIONAL FLAIR: Ikebana, the revered Japanese art of flower arrangement, will take center stage at this year’s festival. Headmaster Hiroki Ohara of the Ohara School of Ikebana will speak on Saturday, February 29, creating a floral arrangement using materials that convey the changing of seasons from winter to spring. In addition to Headmaster Ohara, representatives from the UK and Canada will appear at the show. The list of speakers at a glance can be viewed here.
- THE HEART OF THE SHOW, THE DISPLAY GARDENS: Attendees return to the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival year after year to be inspired by the immaculate display gardens. Reigning “best in show” champion Christianson’s Nursery of Mount Vernon, Wash, will aim to inspire spring fever along with over 20 other garden creators. Fun fact: the display gardens use over 200,000 pounds of rock and boulders and 60 dump trucks of top soil!
- GARDENING’S TOP CELEBRITIES AND INFLUENCERS: A whopping 65 speakers in total will appear at the festival, bringing an infinite amount of awards and accolades, books, TV appearances, YouTube views, podcasts, blogs and more to Seattle. Our 2020 speakers will cover everything from edible gardening to pollinators, sustainable practices to houseplants and succulents, seasonal and year-round tips and tricks – and best of all, all seminars and demonstrations are FREE with your ticket. See the seminar categories here to preview the schedule.