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
Sunday, February 9th

Rainier Room

(60 minutes except where noted)

10:00 am

Nature Perfected

Finessing Fabulous Combos
1:30 pm

Pinterest Worthy Container Gardens

Design Tips & Techniques from a Container Pro
3:00 pm

Going Native

Are NW Natives the Best Choice for Gardens?
4:15 pm

Successful Storm-Water Management

Rain Gardens, Bog Gardens & Living Roofs
5:15 pm

Color Play in the Garden

Put the “Wow” in Your Garden with Color!

Hood Room

(45 minutes except where noted)

9:30 am

A Traveling Gardener

Wandering, Wondering, Noticing...
10:45 am

The Huge World of Miniature Gardening

A Guide to Getting Started Thinking Small
12:00 pm

Sensational Hardy Chrysanthemums

Not Your Ordinary Big Box Mum!
1:15 pm

Inspirational Edible Gardens

Top Tips for Urban Food Gardens
2:45 pm

Front Yard Foraging

Gourmet Weed Cuisine Fresh from Your Garden
4:00 pm

Diagnosing Pesky Plant Problems

Identifying and Controlling Diseases & Insect Damage

DIY Stage

(60 minutes except where noted)

9:30 am

Grow Your Own Aeroponic Garden

Solutions for Healthy Edibles in Small Spaces
11:15 am

Orchids Demystified

Even Brown Thumbs Can Grow Stunning Orchids!
1:00 pm
Garden to Table Cooking Series

Eating Local in the Depth of Winter

Sensational Cool Season Salads
2:45 pm
Garden to Table Cooking Series

Fabulously Simple Dinner Party

Easy Ideas for Party Panache
4:30 pm

The Beauty of Ikebana

Discover the Principles Behind the Art of Ikebana