Northwest Flower & Garden Show



Turn your dreams into reality with our FREE seminars and demonstrations. It’s all included in your ticket price, so be sure and drop in and discover something new!

Our speakers will share hundreds of fresh new ideas to help you create a garden that fits your lifestyle and gardening needs. With over 60 book signings, you can even take their sage advice home with you.

All 3 seminar rooms are located in the Conference Center. Click here for a map.

Speaker Biographies

Click on a speaker name to read a full bio.

Speaker Handouts

Speaker handouts for the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show Seminar Series will be posted the evening of the seminar (after 9pm). If you miss one of our great seminars, and the speaker provides handout, you’ll be able to click on the title of the seminar to download the handout.

Only seminar titles highlighted in blue have a handout available for download. If you do not see a seminar title in blue, it means that speaker didn’t have a handout at the show. All handouts are Adobe Acrobat files.


  • = Book Signing
  • = Small Space Gardening
  • = Edible Gardening
  • = Good for Beginners
Saturday, February 8th

Rainier Room

(60 minutes except where noted)

10:00 am

Good Weed

Best Ornamental Grasses & Grass-Like Plants
11:30 am (90)
Gardening 101: Your Best Edible Garden

Fabulous Vegetable Varieties

Wonderful Winter Veggies

Outsmarting Pests & Diseases

1:30 pm

Gardening with Ciscoe & Meeghan

Highlights & Hijinks from Our Favorite Garden Duo
3:00 pm

Super Succulent Designs

Discover the Design Potential of Easy, Versatile Succulents
4:15 pm

What the Cluck?!

Getting Started on Gardening with Chickens
5:30 pm

In From the Wild

Native Trees & Shrubs for NW Gardens
6:45 pm

Southern Beauties

The Best Southern Hemisphere Plants for NW Gardens

Hood Room

(45 minutes except where noted)

9:30 am

Color Outside the Lines

Create a Garden to Reflect Your Personal Style
10:45 am

Top Gardening Mistakes…

… And How to Avoid Them!
12:00 pm

Hey 20/30-Something Gardener!

Create a Kitchen Garden in an Urban Setting
1:15 pm

The Edible Landscape

Have Your Garden & Eat it Too
2:30 pm

Design for Habitat

Backyards to Byways
4:00 pm

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

Innovative Ideas for Food & Fun
5:15 pm

Late, Great Gardens

Yes, It’s Time to Think Autumn in Spring
6:30 pm

Perfect Pairs

Classic Plant Combos for Every Garden

DIY Stage

(60 minutes except where noted)

9:30 am

Shut the Greenhouse Door!

Learn How to Cultivate Succesfully with a Greenhouse
11:15 am

Beneficial Orchard Mason Bees

Keeping Our Valuable Native Pollinators
1:00 pm
Garden to Table Cooking Series

The Family Table

Easy, Healthful Family Meals in Minutes
2:45 pm
Garden to Table Cooking Series

Herbs Every Day

Punch Up Recipes with Herbs
4:30 pm

Grow a Great Garden from Seed

Farmer John’s Top Ten Tips for Seed to Table
6:00 pm

Upping Your Game with Art

Accessorize Your Container Gardens with Style