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Know Before You Go - 2018 NWFGS

Heralding spring in February, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show provides inspiration for newbies and experts alike. With our magnificent showcase of gardens big and small, free seminars from experts around the globe, and the extensive Marketplace (over 80 new exhibitors this year!)… the 2018 Northwest Flower & Garden Show is sure to excite and impress.

Since this gardening extravaganza only happens once a year, you’ll want to be prepared with insider tips and the right information.

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BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW: Grab your tickets in advance of the Show for added value: adult tickets are discounted $5 if you purchase them before February 7th. Your tickets are good for any day of the Show AND you’ll avoid the lines!

GETTING THERE: Parking in and near the Convention Center fills up incredibly quick, so arrive early or take public transit! There are many great ways to get to the Show via transit with most routes stopping only a few blocks away. Another option is attending in the afternoon (generally after 3pm) tends to be less crowded than the mornings. The show is open from 9am ’til 8pm, so you’ll still have plenty of time to peruse the garden floor.

CHECK THE WEBSITE TO PLAN YOUR DAY(S): There is something going on all day, every day of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show! We’ll have exciting competitions like Container Wars at 11:30am and the all-new Floral Wars at 3pm every day. You’ll also want to take a look at our HUGE lineup of seminars – learn from experts around the globe on just about every gardening topic possible! All seminars are included with your ticket to the show.

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BRING YOUR CAMERA: Participants are embracing the Show’s theme “Garden Party”—and there will plenty of eye-popping color and stunning displays. The amazing collection of 20 marquee display gardens will feature tens of thousands of bulbs in bloom! We’ll also have a Floral Competition, Bouquet of Cakes, and patio living ideas in our City Living displays. These gems are not only stunning to admire, but also full of take-home ideas and new plants that you’ll want to remember later.

USE OUR HANDY SHOW SERVICES: Don’t fret about carrying your purchases around the show! We offer a FREE package check service at the show, located on the Skybridge, along with a coat check station near the main entrance ($2 per item, cash only).
We also have a Kid’s Treasure Hunt in the display garden area! Every display garden will have a hidden item – find them to get a free plant prize. This is a great way to keep the kiddos distracted while you check out all the plants. 😉
For everything else – including the latest show updates – check out our FAQ page and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus, you can send us a message on Facebook if you have any questions about the show!
Enjoy your gardening nirvana experience while celebrating our 30th anniversary here at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show! #SpringinFeb #Cheersto30Years – Courtney
Jan 24, 2018, 01:17 AM