07 Feb The Piggies are Coming to our Garden Show Treasure Hunt!
Piggies are coming to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show! Piggybanks, that is, as part of our children’s Treasure Hunt. The Treasure Hunt is a great way to engage young children in viewing the Display Gardens. While children are engaged finding hidden piggies in each garden, adults can look at the plants, design, accessories, water features, blooms, furniture, outdoor kitchens, edible gardens, and takes notes on the many inspiring design features that fill each garden.
How does the Treasure Hunt work? Families can simply pick up a Treasure Hunt form at the PlayGarden (located in the North Hall just beyond the ‘My Garden Gate’ exhibit), one of the two Show Information booths, or at select Display Gardens. Then head off to the Display Gardens for a treasure hunt adventure. A piggy will be tucked somewhere in every garden for children to discover and identify; there will be 21 in all. But be alert! Each garden creator can “disguise” their piggy, perhaps painting it or gluing something to the outside, so the piggy might not look like it does in these photos.
Where could these piggies be? Maybe nestled in some blooming Hellebores, or tucked among the tools on a potting bench. Perhaps one will be perched on a rock next to a babbling stream, or peeking out of an overflowing container planting on a deck. Piggies might be hiding – or hiding in plain sight. Parents can have fun playing along with their children, helping them find all the clever piggies.
Once all the piggies have been discovered by eager, eagle-eyed children, simply turn in the completed form at the PlayGarden for a special prize, along with loads of added play and hands-on activities.The Northwest Flower & Garden Show wants to thank PlayGarden designer Wendy Welch (who tapped into her own inner child for PlayGarden ideas), which was inspired by the book Charlotte’s Web, for help with the Treasure Hunt prizes, along with McDonald’s of Western Washington, and Radio Disney for help with the prizes.
This is one area of the show where the motto definitely is “Look – and touch!” To read more about our new PlayGarden, read the earlier blog http://nwf.gs/hSYD3l.
The PlayGarden is sponsored by U.S. Bank. U.S. Bank is also giving families the opportunity to support the Seattle’s Children’s PlayGarden by purchasing a piggybank, stocked with seeds for starting a garden at home, for only $10. All of the proceeds of these purchases go to support the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden.
On Saturday and Sunday we will also have family-friendly entertainment for children of all ages. Radio Disney will be appearing on Stage on Friday from 4:30 – 6 pm in the PlayGarden.) For the complete schedule, click here: http://nwf.gs/eteO9y – Janet