Portlandians Can Leave the Driving to us

Portlandians Can Leave the Driving to us

The region surrounding Portland, Oregon is a Mecca for gardening, and boasts some of the most beautiful gardens – and top gardening talent. That’s why so many avid gardeners consider the Northwest Flower & Garden Show to be the must-see annual event, and many are making plans to travel to Seattle February 8 – 12, 2012. The Garden Show has a travel deal that will make the getting to the show a breeze and is a terrific low-price too – saving you money so there’s more to go around in our incredible Marketplace of over 300 exhibitors.   


This holiday season, why not give the gift of a memorable two-day experience at the show? Our Portland bus and train tours are the perfect gift for all your plantaholic family and friends.


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 arrange a luxury bus for your group of 40 or more – leaving plenty of room in the holding area for your plants, of course.


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 days you want to spend the night. You leave from the Portland Union Station, and the ride to Seattle takes just under four hours. For more information, call Group Travel at 1-805-496-1251 or toll free at 1-800-821-0339.


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 the package price.


“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.


With 116 seminars to choose from, including seminars from Oregon’s leading garden writers, like Lucy Hardiman, Mary-Kate Mackey, Willi Evans Galloway and Jayme Jenkins, you are sure to find plenty of seminars for your entertainment and education, including 30 seminars on edible gardening. Then after your whirlwind of garden show activity you don’t have to face an exhausting drive home. Simply relax as you are transported home to Portland, filled with inspiration and ready to enjoy all your new garden treasures.


We also have bus tours from Vancouver, B.C., so contact Group Travel Associates if you would like transportation heading south from across the border.


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. Hope to see you at the show! – Janet

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