‘Taste of Spring’ on Display at the 2017 Northwest Flower & Garden Show
At the 29th annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show, to be held February 22-26, 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, a lineup of top regional designers will create 23 spectacular displays showcasing the latest garden trends. In keeping with the show’s theme, “Taste of Spring,” the designers will weave elements of organic and urban gardening, sustainability, and outdoor dining and culinary trends into their gardens. “The results should be inspirational, educational and fun for showgoers,” said Lloyd Glasscock, garden coordinator for the show. He also said the show is planning a major garden of its own to further spotlight the theme.
At the 2016 show, Cascadia Edible Landscapes created this display garden which included examples of edible gardening components such as mini orchards and fruiting vines.
This year we will be presenting the Garden Design Magazine Award to our favorite garden. This award will be judged by our editor-in-chief, Thad Orr, as well as Land Morphology’s Richard Hartlage and horticulture consultant Nicholas Staddon. We can’t wait to see the amazing creations! We will also have a booth at the show where you can stop in to see the magazine for yourself and meet our team. Come see us at booth #610.
In addition to the display gardens, this year’s show will feature a completely new section of craft food & beverage exhibitors, titled “The Tasting Corner.” Over 35 local merchants will offer enticing samples of specialty gourmet food and beverage offerings throughout the five-day festival. From pickled peppers to floral elixirs, there will be a wide array of interesting treats.
For complete details about all the display gardens, as well as the seminars, demonstrations, exhibitors, and other attractions at the 2017 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, visit www.gardenshow.com.
Each year gardening luminaries come from around the U.S. and Canada to appear in the acclaimed Seminar Program at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. They share stunning visuals, cutting-edge advice and practical demonstrations that will help you turn your garden dreams into reality. The seminars are free with admission to the show, which runs February 22-26 in Seattle. Make sure to stop by, see the magazine and say hi to the Garden Design team at booth 610!
Garden experts from throughout the United States and Canada will share their knowledge at the 2017 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Photo by: Northwest Flower & Garden Show.
This year’s seminars will focus on the following categories:
- Plants for northwest gardens
- Solving design challenges with style
- Maximizing space
- It starts with soil
- Going locavore
- Sharing the earth
- See it, learn it, do it
- Get crafty
Here are some of the seminars we are especially looking forward to:
Creating a Low-Mow, High-Life Meadow in the Pacific Northwest (Wed, Feb 22 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room)
Presented by Dan Hinkley, plantsman, author, plant collector, lecturer
Dining Out: Gardens to Dine For (Wed, Feb 22 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room)
Presented by Vanessa Gardner Nagel, APLD, 2017 Show Judge, designer and author The Professional Designer’s Guide to Garden Furnishings
Blooming Beauty: 10 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for the DIY Floral Designer (Wed, Feb 22 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage)
Presented by Debra Prinzing, creator Slowflowers.com and author of Slow Flowers
Lasting Legacy: New and Recent Plant Introductions That Stay the Course (Thu, Feb 23 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage)
Presented by Nicholas Staddon, horticulturist, former Director of New Plants for Monrovia Growers
Building Bodacious Borders: The Art of Making Plant Combinations (Fri, Feb 24 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room)
Presented by Lucy Hardiman, educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners
Honing In on the Best Plants for Your Garden (Sun, Feb 26 at 11:15 am / Hood Room)
Presented by Darcy Daniels, designer and owner, Bloomtown Gardens and founder, eGardenGo
Held at the Washington State Convention Center, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show is the largest of its kind in the Western U.S. This year’s theme, “Taste of Spring,” will be a celebration of food, organic and urban gardening, sustainability, and a variety of culinary experiences. For a complete list of educational opportunities visit their online seminar schedule.