Our Seminar Schedule is sorted by date, then by room and time. Want to find specific topics? Use our Seminars by Category pages to find the seminars just right for you.


 Book Signing        Pro Tips  

We post Speakers' Pro Tips every evening by 9 pm after the show closes for the day. If you would like to access the SPEAKER PRO TIPS just click on the pink paper icon on the seminar schedule to download and print their Pro Tips, or go to the dropdown menu for a listing of all Speaker Pro Tips. We keep the schedule up for months after the show, so you can access all the Pro Tips as you get back out into the garden.

If you do not see paper symbol, it means that the Speaker didn’t provide a Pro Tips for that seminar.

No ticket refunds in the event of Speaker cancellations.

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Rainier Room

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

11:00 AM

100% Success with Your New Vegetable Garden

Bill Thorness - Author, Cool Season Gardener and Edible Heirlooms and Master Gardener

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12:30 PM

The Regenerative Garden: Small Scale Permaculture for the Home Garden

Stephanie Rose - Award-winning author, The Regenerative Garden, Garden Made and Garden Alchemy and founder of 

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2:00 PM

(90 min)


The Joy of Attracting Birds to your Garden

Daphne Legg - Bird enthusiast and award-winning store manager, Wild Birds Unlimited

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Learn How to Successfully Host Mason Bees

Thyra McKelvie - Pollinator Program manager at Rent Mason Bees

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(Not So) Scary Garden Wildlife

David Mizejewski - Naturalist at National Wildlife Federation and author, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

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4:00 PM

Raised Bed Gardens: Keeping Your Veggies—And Your Family—Healthy

Linda Chalker-Scott, PhD - WSU Horticulture Professor and author, How Plants Work and The Informed Gardener

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Hood Room

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:30 AM

The Three Basic Pruning Cuts (and How to Use Them)

Allen Taylor - Award-winning founder and lead arborist, Conservation Tree Care

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12:00 PM

Spring Edible Garden Planning for Small Spaces

Christy Wilhelmi - Award-winning blogger, Gardenerd and author, Gardening for Geeks and Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden

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1:30 PM

Gardeners vs the Apocalypse: 10 Ways Your Garden Can Fend Off the End of the World

Greg Butler, BLA, ATA - Designer, educator, and owner of Design of the Times

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3:00 PM

Why Every Garden Needs Conifers

John J Albers, PHD - Creator of Albers Marcovina Vista Gardens, and author, Growing Conifers: The Complete Gardening and Landscaping Guide 

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4:30 PM

Great Plant Picks: Fabulously Fragrant Garden Plants

Richie Steffen - Executive Director, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden and co-author, Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns

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DIY Stage

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

Growing Anemones, Ranunculus, Peonies and Dahlias

Anne Long - Owner, The Dahlia House, Skagit Valley

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11:45 AM

Training Young Trees for Future Health and Beauty

Christina Pfeiffer - Horticulture consultant and educator, ISA certified arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month

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1:30 PM

Grow–Harvest–Preserve: Getting the Best from Your Herb Garden

Sue Goetz, CPH, EcoPro - Owner, Creative Gardener and author, Complete Container Herb Gardening and A Taste for Herbs

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3:15 PM

Be the Boss of Your Bareroots and Bulbs: Learn Planting Tips and Techniques

Sean and Allison McManus - Co-owners of Spoken Garden, co-authors of The First-time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers, and YouTube channel hosts

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