First Time Attending

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show provides imagination and inspiration with its magnificent showcase of gardens big and small, over 110 free seminars, a huge line-up of exhibitors in the Marketplace and more. February 17-21, 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center.

America the Beautiful” is the theme throughout this BIG event and there’s plenty to see and do.

Here are some tips:

Before you arrive:

Visit the website. is THE go-to resource for planning your visit. Get a sneak preview here, including seminar topics and times. Check out the show updates on The Garden Show Blog and @NWFGS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to stay up-to-date.

Buy tickets now. Purchase your tickets in advance for added value: adult $17 “Early bird” discount tickets (reg. $22) are available up to 16th. Your tickets are good for any day of the Show, which leads us to the next point…

Check the seminar schedule.Whether you have a green thumb or are a “newbie,” the Show offers over 110 seminars presented by a line-up of top-tier experts, all free with admission to the show. It’s a great way to jump-start your gardening experiences and learn about trends that not only beautify, but are practical too.

When you arrive:

Bring a camera. Top Garden Creators are embracing the Show’s theme—and there will be more eye-popping color than ever. The amazing collection of 23 marquee display gardens will feature upwards of 50% more flowers in bloom! These gems are not only stunning to admire, but also full of take-home ideas. There’s also the gorgeous floral competition to greet you right when you enter the Show.

Visit the expansive Marketplace. The bustling Marketplace is a shopping destination with over 350 exhibitors offering the hottest new tools and other gardening gear, plants, and unique art for the home and garden. The popular ‘Vintage Garden Market’ returns with repurposed and “shabby-chic” treasures for the garden and home.

Discover the exciting daily activities.Garden Wars,” is an event benefitting local charities. Inspired by reality-based competitions, it takes place from 1-3 pm each day in the North Hall.

We could talk about all the amazing things you’ll see, the new plants you’ll discover, and the unique memories you’ll make at the 2016 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. But it’s easier to find out for yourself. See you there!