For Canadian Gardeners – Bus & Train Tours to the Garden Show

For Canadian Gardeners – Bus & Train Tours to the Garden Show

Enjoy smooth travel from Vancouver, Canada with our train and bus tour packages

Now Canadian gardening fans have never had it easier making the annual trek to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, to be held February 23 – 27, 2011, at the beautiful Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. O’Loughlin Trade Shows, producer of the garden show, has teamed up with Group Travel and the Crowne Plaza Hotel to offer a special low-priced travel packages on bus travel or the train. 


This is a great package for all your gardening friends! Just think – enjoy conversation and laughs the entire drive, with no driving stress or parking hassle. Receive discounts to fine dining in downtown Seattle, spend two nights in a fine 4-star hotel, and have plenty of room on the bus or train to store all the garden art, accessories, tools and plants that you purchase at the show. 


Leave the driving to us and enjoy a luxury motorcoach ride with your gardening friends

It all starts in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a smooth ride in a luxury motor coach from the Starline Luxury Coach fleet. Next stop – the Crowne Plaza Hotel, only two blocks from the Washington State Convention Center. Enjoy ‘Sleep Advantage’ beds with plush duvets, quiet-zone floors, and Wi-Fi internet access. Plan a fun dinner out using discount coupons at major downtown Seattle restaurants. 


Or if you want to travel with a large group, our Amtrak Train Package is the way to go! We’re hearing from many Master Gardener groups and Garden Clubs about traveling in a group. With the train, you can customize the days you want to depart and return, and the number of days you want to spend the night. You leave from the Vancouver Main Station, and the ride to Seattle takes a little over 4 hours. For more information, call Group Travel 1-805-496-1251.


The beautiful Northwest Flower & Garden Show awaits you as we present “Once Upon a Time…Spectacular Gardens with Stories to Tell.” Our 22 show garden creators will be bringing your favorite storybooks and novels to life in a floral fantasy. Browse over 300 exhibitors – all related to the joy of gardening and outdoor living. And revel in the wit and wisdom of our speakers. And we also offer FREE phytosanitary plant inspection, so your plant purchases will be approved to travel back home with you. It doesn’t get any easier than this. 


Enjoy a stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - only two blocks from the Convention Center in Seattle

With 123 seminars to choose from, you are sure to fine plenty of seminars for your entertainment and education. Then after your whirlwind of garden show activity you don’t have to face an exhausting drive home. You can relax as you are transported home to Vancouver, BC, filled with inspiration and ready to enjoy all your new garden treasures. 


We have two bus packages to choose from.  Please click on the appropriate link below. if you would prefer to attend the show on Wednesday and Thursday. if you would prefer to attend the show on Friday and Saturday


  • 3 days/2 nights at the Crown Plaza Seattle (Train travel overnight stays can be customized)
  • Round-trip bus or train transportation from Vancouver, B.C., Canada to Seattle, WA.
  • Full breakfast buffet each morning
  • 20% off food & beverages in restaurant and room service at the Seattle Crowne Plaza.
  • Two-Day pass to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show
  • Free internet in guest room
  • Escort aboard bus
  • Discounts at major restaurants in the Seattle area
  • Porterage
  • All taxes and gratuities are included
  • FREE phytosanitary inspection of plants that need to cross the border.


Rates are based per person for entire package (in US $)
Single Occupancy (1 person per room) – $386.00 per person
Double Occupancy ( 2 people per room) – $256.00 per person
Triple Occupancy (3 people per room) – $226.00 per person
Quad Occupancy (4 people per room) – $206.00 per person 

Questions and reservations call: 805-496-1251 or reserve online using one of the links above the package description. 


Be sure to check out the Seminar Schedule, so you can catch all your favorite speakers (including Vancouver’s Andrea Bellamy, aka ‘Heavy Petal” author, who is speaking on Friday, February 25) and also check out the Exhibitor List, to streamline your shopping at our 300+ exhibitors. They are all listed on our website at Oh, and one more thing – don’t forget your passport! – Janet

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