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.

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.

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