Northwest Flower & Garden Show

2015 Seminar Highlights

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Wit & Wisdom from Gardening Greats


Photo by Roy Diblik from "The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden," courtesy of Timber Press

Photo by Roy Diblik from “The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden,” courtesy of Timber Press

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, you’ll be inspired to create a garden just right for you and your family.

Don’t miss our 2015 Show Judges: New York Times columnist Anne Raver, Nashville designer and TV host Troy B. Marden, and Portland designer Linda Engstrom, FAPLD, will headline our 2015 program. It’s filled with our favorite local celebrities and horticulturists, designers and garden writers from around the U.S., Canada and the U.K. — a one-of-a-kind lineup  — all FREE with your ticket.

Photo by C.L. Fornari from "Coffee for Roses," courtesy of St. Lynn's Press

Photo by C.L. Fornari from “Coffee for Roses,” courtesy of St. Lynn’s Press


Pressed for time? Our daily Gardening 101 series — three 30-minute seminars focused on a single topic — has been a huge hit. Renowned plantsmen Tony Avent, Nick Macer and Sean Hogan will one-up each other with the coolest plants. Jeff Gillman, Linda Chalker-Scott and C.L. Fornari will bust garden myths that might be holding you back from a healthy organic garden. Other Gardening 101 topics will feature winter gardens, small space gardening and keeping country animals in city gardens.

New speakers on NWFGS stages for the first time include Fine Gardening magazine’s Danielle Sherry, ‘Perennial Diva’ Stephanie Cohen, social media star Shawna Coronado, nurseryman Roy Diblik, designers Rochelle Greayer and David Culp, and Cooking Light magazine blogger Mary Beth Shaddix, to name just a few. And of course our local favorites: Ciscoe Morris and his ‘better half’ Mary Morris, Lucy Hardiman, Debra Prinzing, Richie Steffen, Riz Reyes, Marianne Binetti, Sue Goetz, Jessi Bloom, Robin Haglund, Karen Chapman, Christina Salwitz, Lorene Edwards Forkner, Brian Minter and many more.

Visit our Book Signing page to see the hottest new titles for your garden book library. With over 80 author book signings there’s sure to be some you need. Look for new titles about beneficial bugs, garden design, organic gardening, garden touring, permaculture, vertical gardening, herbs, edible gardening and more.

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 the best value in gardening education and entertainment around. 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 2015.