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
Thursday, February 6th

Rainier Room

(60 minutes except where noted)

10:00 am

Vancouver’s Flowering Cherries

Horticultural, Heritage, & History
11:30 am
Gardening 101: Misery Loves Company

Oh the Plants I Have Killed!

True Confessions of an 'Expert' Gardener

My Biggest Bloopers Ever!

1:30 pm

Home Outside

Creating Landscapes You Love
3:00 pm

Multiplication by Division

It All Adds Up with Design Solutions
5:45 pm

Plant Crack for Plant Junkies

New & Unusual Plants from Around the Globe
7:15 pm

Winners for Every Garden

Dependable Flowers, Foliage & Fragrance

Hood Room

(45 minutes except where noted)

9:30 am

Wonderful Wigglers

Getting Started on Vermicomposting
10:45 am

Sassy or Classy?

Designing Containers to Suit Your Style
12:00 pm

From Sustainability to Stewardship

New Insights from Old English Gardens
1:15 pm (60)

Go Wild!

Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife
2:45 pm (60)

Backyard Makeover

Finding My Rightful Place in the Landscape—Stylishly!
4:15 pm

Side Yard Solutions

Gain Style & Function for Neglected Side Yards
5:30 pm (60)

Liquid Dreams

Unique Ideas for Adding Sparkle to Your Garden
7:00 pm

Trees: The Good, the Bad & the Scary

Tree Risk Assessment & Storm Preparation

DIY Stage

(60 minutes except where noted)

9:30 am

Pruning Japanese Maples

An Arborists Expert Techniques for Beautiful Maples
11:15 am

Bowled Over with Succulents

Creating Simply Succulent Dish Gardens
1:00 pm
Garden to Table Cooking Series

Canning the Harvest for Peak Flavor

Tips & Tricks for Successful Canning
2:45 pm
Garden to Table Cooking Series

The Botanical Bar

Create Your Own Boozy Botanical Bliss
4:15 pm

Quick Change Artist

The Art of the Cachepot
6:00 pm

Get Creative with Conifers

Discover New Color, Shape & Form