The 26th Northwest Flower & Garden Show provides imagination and inspiration with its magnificent showcase of gardens big and small, more than 100 free seminars, “Play With Friends” for families, a big line-up of exhibitors in the Marketplace and more, next week (Feb. 5-9) at the Washington State Convention Center.
“Art in Bloom” is the show’s theme for 2014, with the region’s top garden designers and landscape firms embracing a festive tribute to art in over 20 colorful and dramatic display gardens. It’s a rich palette of color and light, with thousands of blooming flowers and exotic plants giving showgoers a sneak preview of spring.
Fena Flowers is a participant in the Floral Competition. Area businesses showcasing their products and services in the Marketplace include Lake Washington Institute of Technology Horticulture; Modular Organics LTD; and Scandinavian Garden Pavilions, LLC.
Complementing the eye-popping display gardens, the “Small Space Showcase” presents innovative, idea-generating small space and container gardens for those seeking inspiration for gardens on their deck, patio and terrace. The artistry of the area’s top floral designers is spotlighted in the “Floral Competition,” with lavish displays of artfully arranged blooms.
“Seminar Series” offers tips for gardening newbies to lifelong gardeners
The show boasts a big line-up of 110 seminars presented by top-tier experts, all free with admission to the show. It’s a great way to jump-start your gardening experiences--and learn about trends that not only beautify but are practical, too.
The “Garden to Table” cooking demonstrations return with top-notch presenters, including co-executive producer of Growing A Greener World TV Theresa Loe, TV host & kitchen living expert Coryanne Ettiene, and author and 425 Magazine style editor Alexandra Hedin.
The popular “Gardening 101” series for the new gardener runs all five days of the show this year. Speakers include local luminaries Ciscoe Morris, Marty Wingate, Marianne Binetti, Debra Prinzing, Rizanino Reyes, Bill Thorness and many others. For a complete schedule of seminars and book signings, visit http://www.gardenshow.com/seminars/.