Wit & Wisdom from Gardening Greats
When you dig into our FREE seminars and demonstrations you’ll learn how to turn your garden dreams into reality. Whether you’re a novice gardener or a seasoned veteran, our Speakers will inspire you to create a garden just right for you and your family.
Our 2014 Show Judges will all be speaking, so don’t miss the rare chance to see inspirational designers Julie Moir Messervy and Duncan Brine, along with UBC’s Botanical Garden’s Associate Director Douglas Justice. With 30 new speakers from around the U.S. and Canada, and many of our favorite local celebrities returning, it’s a one-of-a-kind lineup of gardening education and entertainment — the largest horticulture seminar program in the world.
Pressed for time? Our Gardening 101 series was a huge hit in 2013! Catch three 30-minute seminars focused on a single topic, geared for new gardeners. Discover amazing must-have plants in “Form, Foliage and Flowers” with Richie Steffen, Debra Prinzing and Riz Reyes, or revel in the humor of Marianne Binetti, Ciscoe Morris and Greg Butler in “Misery Loves Company.” We’ll have a Gardening 101 series every show day at 11:30 am. Other topics include edible gardening, shade gardening and garden maintenance know-how.
Take your garden edibles to your dining table with our Garden to Table Cooking Series, held daily on the DIY Stage. Look for Growing a Greener World’s Theresa Loe, lifestyle expert Coryanne Ettiene, ‘NW Edible Life’ blogger Erica Strauss and 425 Magazine Style Editor Alexandra Hedin to be entertaining you with their sensational salads and cool canning tips from garden-fresh produce.
Your favorite authors will be signing books so you can add the hottest new titles to your garden book library. Our Book Signing Station is next to all three seminar rooms. With over 60 author book signings there’s sure to be some books perfect for you.
You’ll love the state-of-the-art Conference Center, with plenty of seats for everyone. See one seminar, or stay all day — it’s all included in your ticket price, and it’s the best value in gardening education and entertainment. Experience everything gardening!
Just click on a day above to see the schedule for that day, or go to the ‘Speakers at a Glance’ page to view the entire lineup for 2014.