The Gardens

2016 Show Gardens

Gardens to spotlight “America the Beautiful” show theme celebrating America’s national parks and landmarks


The Show has announced the line-up of top regional landscape design professionals creating the show’s spectacular display gardens for the 28th annual event, February 17-21, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Embracing the upcoming show’s theme, “America the Beautiful,” the designers will incorporate elements of the theme into big, blooming gardens as the show celebrates the National Parks Service Centennial and famous American landmarks.

The Garden Creators will be weaving the show’s theme into their garden designs, and the results should be inspirational, educational and fun for showgoers. In addition to entries by landscape designers, the show is planning a major garden of its own to further spotlight the show’s theme.

The show’s amazing collection of 20 marquee display gardens will feature upwards of 50% more flowers in glorious bloom, thanks to the show’s commitment to an expanded “forcing” program in collaboration with Cascade Cuts (Bellingham) and Windmill Gardens (Sumner).

We also owe a “thank you” to the Students at Lake Washington Institute of Technology Environmental Horticulture Program for their many hours of volunteer time helping construct the gardens.

These crowd-pleasing gardens reflect the expertise, planning and hard work of their Garden Creators — blending flowers, shrubs, trees, hardscape materials and artwork into jewel-like settings accented by theatrical lighting.

These gems are not only stunning to admire, but they’re full of inspirational features you can incorporate into your own garden.

Check back in December as we will be posting our full list of the 2016 Garden Creators, descriptions and more.

Thank you to Marenakos Rock Center and Sawdust Supply for partnering with us to help build the gardens.

Every year for 25 years they have been right there with us helping create these beautiful gardens. Marenakos Rock Center provides the stone and big boulders you see throughout the gardens. Sawdust Supply provides the foundation of any healthy garden, mulch. Without good soil, we would not have beautiful gardens.


The line-up of 2016 Garden Creators includes:

Adam Gorski Landscapes Inc
Designer: Adam GorskiNorth Bend, WA

Arboretum Foundation
Designer: Megan Meyer – Seattle, WA

Cascadian Edible Landscapes
Designer: Michael Seliga-Soulseed – Seattle, WA

Choice Landscapes LLC
Designer: Ryan Gaither – Mount Vernon, WA

Dakara Landscape Design
Designer: Tasha Schwartz – Edmonds, WA

Designs by deleuw
Designer: Lori deLeuw – Bothell, WA

Elandan Gardens Ltd
Designer: Dan & Diane Robinson – Bremerton, WA

English Landscapes Group
Designer: Jon Crouch – Vashon, WA

Fancy Fronds
Designer: Judith Jones – Gold Bar, WA

Fancy Plants Gardens Inc
Designer: James Sprague – Bothell, WA

Flower Growers of Puget Sound
Designer: Gayle Payne – Redmond, WA

Nature Perfect Inc
Designer: Landon Moore – Olympia, WA

Northwest Orchid Society
Designer: Joseph Grienauer – Seattle, WA

Oliana Gardening
Designer: Jumanji Oliana – Seattle, WA

Plantswoman Design Inc
Designer: Susan Calhoun – Bainbridge Island, WA

Susan Brown Landscape Design
Designer: Susan Brown – Everett, WA

NWFGS Theme Garden
Designer: Lloyd Glasscock – Seattle, WA

Treeline Designz 360° Design Company
Designer: Iftikhar Ahmed – Portland, OR

West Seattle Nursery
Designer: Marcia Bruno – Seattle, WA

WSNLA (Wine Garden)
Designer: Breanne Chavez – Federal Way, WA