FAQ’s

Please read all our FAQ’s before you call or email us. We continually update this page year-round to bring you the most up-to-date information.

Most of the main questions about the show, parking, tickets, etc. can be found below. If you still require assistance with a question, feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us at 253-238-3807.

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What are the dates and hours of the Garden Show?

February 22 – 26, 2017

Wednesday – Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Where can I purchase Garden Show tickets and how much are they?

Advance Tickets may be purchased at your local nursery/retailer, online or over the phone (starting December of 2016). Visit our Tickets page for more information or call us at 253-238-3807.

What is the best way to get to the Garden Show?

For directions, parking information, and other transportation options, visit our Getting There page.

Are there hotels near the Garden Show and do they offer special show rates?

The Northwest Garden & Flower Show has arranged special rates – ranging from $89 to $140 a night – with many of Seattle’s finest hotels. And many of these rates include discounts on meals. Most hotels are an easy walk to the Convention Center where the Garden Show is held. For more information visit our Hotels page.

Can I go in and out of the show during the day?

Yes, if you get your hand stamped before you leave. Hand stampers are located at all three exits.

Do garden show tickets allow multiple entries over a few days?

Only the All Show Pass (good for all 5 days) and the 2-Day Pass allow multiple-day entry. This only allows one person into the show per day and does not allow multiple people in per day. Visit our Tickets page to find out more.

How do you purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party, the evening of February 21?

The Opening Night Party is a fundraiser hosted by the Arboretum Foundation. Visit the Foundation’s website or phone 206-325-4510.

Is photography allowed (still and video)?

In the garden and other main flower show exhibit areas, both still and video photography are not only allowed, it is encouraged. However, no photography is allowed during the seminars.

What is the most comfortable time to attend the Garden Show?

The most comfortable times to see the show are weekdays and from mid-afternoon on every day. Half-day tickets, good after 3 p.m. (available for purchase at the show only after 2:30pm), are available at a discount. Visit our Tickets page to find out more.

Are strollers allowed at the show?

Strollers are allowed, but you may prefer a child backpack to allow you to navigate the show more easily during peak hours.

What dining options are there at the Garden Show?

The Convention Center operates four food service sites within the Show. Visit our Food & Beverage page for more detailed information.

Is the Convention Center accessible to disabled persons? Are there wheelchairs available? Where is parking for disabled persons?

Yes the Convention Center is accessible to disabled persons. And there is disabled parking available in the Convention Center garage under the Convention Center. The Convention Center does not have wheelchairs available, so if you need one you should bring your own. Keep in mind that it can be difficult to navigate through the show during peak hours, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and on the weekend days.

Is there a place to leave plants and other purchases during the day? How can I get large items to my car?

Yes! There are free package check stations in several convenient locations at the Show. The Show Services page can provide you with more details

Are advance reservations or tickets available for the garden show seminars?

Seminar seating is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Our three seminar rooms in the Conference Center seat more people than ever before with state-of-the-art AV technology. Be sure to check the complete Seminar Schedule on our website and plan ahead, and arrive 30 minutes before a seminar starts to be assured of a good seat. Handicapped seating is reserved on the front row, but please arrive early and speak to a staff member.

How do I get to the new Seminar rooms?

The seminar rooms are now located in the new Conference Center, easily accessed by elevator or escalator at the east end of the North Hall. Follow the signs after you go across the sky bridge.

What is the parking fee?

Parking is available at the Convention Center. No in-out privileges. There are many other parking lots within convenient walking distance of the Convention Center. Please click here for information on the fees for the different lots around the Convention Center.

How can I get more information about attending or exhibiting at the Garden Show?

For more information about attending, exhibiting in a booth (educational or commercial), creating a garden, or participating in any other part of the show, contact a Garden Show representative by calling 253-238-3807.

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