For Canadians – Fast, Easy Travel to the Garden Show

For Canadians – Fast, Easy Travel to the Garden Show

Gardening in beautiful British Columbia is awesome, and gardening afficianados and plant geeks make the annual trek to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in droves. Hopefully next year’s show, February 8 – 12, 2012, will be snow-free! The Garden Show has a travel deal that will make the travel a breeze and is a terrific low-price too – saving you money so there’s more to go around at the show (we know plants are a priority).


This holiday season, why not give the gift of a memorable two-day experience at the show? Our Canadian bus tour is the perfect gift for all your garden-loving friends. Or take a train – we have group and individual Amtrak excursions as well.


We can accommodate groups as small as 10 all the way up to 100. Simply call 1-805-496-1251, or toll free 1-800-821-0339 to talk to the friendly folks at Group Travel Associates to make your reservations. They will customize the perfect package for you and your group, and for groups of 40 or more, they will arrange a luxury bus for your drive to Seattle.


For groups of less than 40 people, our Amtrak Train Package is the way to go! We’re hearing from many Master Gardener groups and Garden Clubs wanting to travel in a group. With the train, you can customize the days you want to depart and return, and the number of nights you want to spend. You leave from the Vancouver Pacific Central Station, and the ride to Seattle takes a little over 4 hours. For more information, call Group Travel 1-805-496-1251 or toll free at 1-800-821-0339.


If you’re traveling from Canada solo but don’t want to drive, we can also set you up with a bus or train package.


These are great packages 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 to store all the garden art, accessories, tools and plants that you purchase at the show. Garden show tickets are included in our package deals.


“A Floral Symphony” awaits you at the beautiful Northwest Flower & Garden Show, the second largest garden show in the U.S. In 2012 our 26 show gardens are based on musical themes or the sounds of nature, for a truly memorable display. Browse over 300 exhibitors – all related to the joy of gardening and outdoor living. And revel in the wit and wisdom of our renowned speakers. To top it off – 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.


With 116 seminars to choose from, you are sure to find plenty of seminars for your entertainment and education, including 30 seminars on edible gardening. Look for BC’s Andrea Bellamy’s seminar on “Gourmet Gardening” on Wednesday, February 8. 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 also have bus tours from Portland for Oregon groups, so contact Group Travel Associates if you would like transportation heading north.


Be sure to check out the seminar schedule, so you can catch all your favorite speakers and also check out the exhibitor list, to streamline your shopping at our 300+ exhibitors. They are all listed on our website. Oh, and one more thing – don’t forget your passport! – Janet

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