20 Jan 2015 Show Gardens – Azalea Way & Over The Moon
When I ask people what their favorite part of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show is, the most common response I get is “the pretty Display Gardens in full bloom!” Yes, we have a huge selection of exhibitors, floral displays and noteworthy seminars. But there’s nothing quite like walking into the darkened garden floor with the distant sound of birds and water, the smell of flowers in bloom, and the warmth of the garden lights.
This year, we will have a grand total of 23 Display Gardens, all following our theme of “Romance Blossoms.” Here’s your introduction to a few of the gardens you will see at this year.
“Picture Yourself on Azalea Way”
Since the very first year of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, the Washington Park Arboretum has created Display Gardens representative of the Arboretum itself. If you’ve ever been to the Arboretum, you’d know it’s a place where romantic settings are plenty.
Picture walking among colorful azaleas, cherry trees, bulbs, and more. Surrounding plants will be Pacific Northwest friendly while the garden border will be created with reclaimed wood right from the Arboretum. An exciting feature is a photo opportunity right in the garden! Step into the scene while friends and family take your photo in front of cut-out dress forms. Upload them to your favorite social media using the hashtag #onazaleaway. Tag the Northwest Flower & Garden Show (@NWFGS/#NWFGS), and we can share your photo too!
Over the Moon
Did you know the Latin word for moon, “luna,” is sometimes related to the word lunatic? You hear about people turning into wolves, but it’s often thought people can become crazy in love from the moon. The Association of Professional Landscape Designers of Washington (APLDWA) is creating a night garden based on this premise, moon included. White birches, yellow and orange blooms, a lovely pavilion, a hammock, an overflowing pool… this garden is the perfect recipe for love.
Integrated in front of the Display Garden is a table where APLDWA is offering free 20 minute design consultations. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a professional opinion on your own yard, especially considering all the ideas and plants you may pick up at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show!
Check back here on the Garden Show Blog for more breathtaking displays we will have at the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. All you need is a ticket to see, touch, and smell spring a few months early.