Cheer on your favorite news anchors and media personalities as they battle it out in “Garden Wars,” an popular event benefiting local charities at the 2017 Northwest Flower & Garden Show.
Inspired by popular reality-based competitions including “Junk Wars,” “Chopped” and “Iron Chef,” the live action event starts daily at 1pm at the “Garden Wars Arena” in the North Hall.
Host Joe Lamp’l, executive producer and host of the award-winning PBS series, Growing a Greener World®, will guide and cajole the Team Leaders and their two-member teams. Working with identical plant and hardscape materials, Teams will race to create 10’x10’ gardens from scratch—choosing trees, shrubs and blooming bulbs, building paths and patios, and adding seating and accessories. It’s a dirty job filled with laughs. Who knew gardening could be so exciting?
Adding to the fun: the heated competition will include three special challenges decreed by Joe Lamp’l. The teams will be separated by a screen—they can only guess what the competition is doing on the other side!
At the conclusion of each day’s action, independent judges will select the “winner.” Local charities come out on top in “Garden Wars”: the Show will make a $1,000 donation each day to the winning Team Leader’s designated charity, and $500 to the runner-up Leader’s favorite non-profit organization.