Speakers at a Glance

Here are all of the gardening luminaries coming from around the U.S., Canada and the U.K. who will be appearing in the acclaimed Seminar Program at the 2018 Northwest Flower & Garden Show.

Want to know more about a speaker? Simply click on their name to find their photo, biography, seminar description and social media links.

The speakers are listed below alphabetically by last name.

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With the popularity of our seminar categories in our Show Preview Guide, we added the same content to our website. Now you can more easily find the seminars that most interest you.

Whether you’re looking to solve design challenges, hoping to pick up practical gardening tips, or you’re interested in the connections between soil, edibles and health, we’ve sorted our 102 seminars into 9 categories and listed them in chronological order.

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Award-winning designer, Gardens By Design and author, Cool Plants for Cold Climates and There’s a Moose in My Garden

Truly Compelling Combinations: Creating Sizzle and Subtlety
Wed, Feb 7 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
Cool Plants for Cold Climates: A Garden Designer’s Perspective
Thu, Feb 8 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room

Author, The Northwest Garden Manifesto and founder, Albers Vista Gardens

How to Create, Restore and Maintain a Sustainable Yard
Sun, Feb 11 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room

Best-selling photojournalist and author, Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens

Sensational, Easy-care Succulents in Containers 
Wed, Feb 7 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
Designing with Succulents in the Pacific Northwest
Thu, Feb 8 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room

Co-author, No Nonsense Vegetable Gardening

Five Tips to Grow a Better Edible Garden
Sat, Feb 10 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room

Research Director for Weeks Roses

8 Tips to Growing Great Roses in the Pacific Northwest
Wed, Feb 7 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room

Fruit tree expert and owner, Raintree Nursery

Start Your Fruit Trees and Berries Off Right
Sat, Feb 10 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage

Author, Plant Lover’s Guide to Clematis and curator, Rogerson Clematis Collection

Garden Like Austen: Plants Jane Knew and Grew, and So Can You!
Thu, Feb 8 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room

Biologist and co-author, The Hidden Half of Nature

A Plant’s-eye View of Your Gardening Practices
Wed, Feb 7 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room

Owner, NW Bloom, author, Free-Range Chicken Gardens and co-author, Practical Permaculture Design

What the Cluck? Getting Started on Keeping Chickens
Thu, Feb 8 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
The Homegrown Apothecary
Fri, Feb 9 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Garden 101
Win The War on Weeds
Sun, Feb 11 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Plantsman and co-owner, Xera Plants and co-author, Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Pint-Sized Plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens
Thu, Feb 8 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
Great Plants Adapted to Pacific Northwest Climates
Fri, Feb 9 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room

Author/editor of 14 books, former Garden Editor, Sunset Magazine

Down to Earth: 10 Elements for a Garden To Nurture Body, Mind, and Soul
Thu, Feb 8 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room
Steal ‘Em! Great Ideas from the West’s Best Flower Show
Sat, Feb 10 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room

Award-winning designer and past president, Garden Writers Association

No Watering Required: Water-Wise Garden Design!
Wed, Feb 7 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room
Special Presentation: A Visit from Frederick Law Olmsted
Thu, Feb 8 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room

Urban farmer, owner and founder of Pollinate Farm & Garden

Owner, The Creative Vegetable Gardener and author, Smart Start Garden Planner

10 Mistakes I Made in My Edible Garden So You Don’t Have To
Sun, Feb 11 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room
GARDEN 101
The New Edible Garden
Sat, Feb 10 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Author, Gardening in Miniature and Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop

Introduction to Crafting for the Miniature Garden
Fri, Feb 9 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage

Unabashed Plant Nerd and co-author, Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Pint-Sized Plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens
Thu, Feb 8 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
Great Plants Adapted to Pacific Northwest Climates
Fri, Feb 9 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room

WSU Asso. Professor and author, How Plants Work and The Informed Gardener

You’re Stuck With the Soil You’ve Got—Now Deal With It!
Fri, Feb 9 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage

Designer, Le Jardinet, and co-author, Fine Foliage and Gardening with Foliage First

Foliage and Focal Points: Ideas for Gardens and Budgets of All Sizes
Wed, Feb 7 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room

Designer and owner, Bloomtown Gardens and founder, eGardenGo

Beyond Pinterest: Unlocking the Secrets Behind the Pretty Pictures
Fri, Feb 9 at 10:00 am / Hood Room

Garden and interior designer and owner, Digs Inside & Out, Portland

For the Love of Tillandsias
Thu, Feb 8 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage
Fearless Outdoor Entertaining
Sat, Feb 10 at 11:15 am / Hood Room

Dunn DIY Brand Manager and Host

How to Build a Strawberry Planter
Wed, Feb 7 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage

Author, Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators

Bring in the Native Bees for More and Better Fruit
Fri, Feb 9 at 11:15 am / Hood Room
GARDEN 101
Preserving Our Vital Pollinators
Wed, Feb 7 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Owner, herbalist and educator, RavenCroft Garden

Hedges & Edges: Living Fences that Work
Sun, Feb 11 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room

Co-owner, Redwood Builders, blogger, Bonsaiko.com and author, Wisdom Tree for the Digital Eden

The Ancient Art of Bonsai in the Modern World
Fri, Feb 9 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room

Editor, Pacific Horticulture, and author, Handmade Garden Projects

Gardening Matters: Discover a Relationship with Nature Through Your Garden
Fri, Feb 9 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room

Author, The Cocktail Hour Garden and Coffee for Roses

Plant Lovers: Bring Your Questions and Join the LIVE Plantrama Podcast!
Thu, Feb 8 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
Flowers All Summer: Annuals for Color, Cutting and Yes, Less Work!
Sat, Feb 10 at 12:30 pm / Hood Room

Designer and ecological gardening educator and co-author, The Bee-Friendly Garden

How to Design Bee-Friendly Flower Gardens
Sat, Feb 10 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room

Designer and owner, Creative Gardener, and author of The Herb Lovers Spa Book

It’s Easy to Have an Edible Garden Lifestyle
Sat, Feb 10 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room

Orchid expert and owner, Emerald City Orchids and 2017 NWFGS Garden Co-creator

Celebrate with Beautiful Orchids
Wed, Feb 7 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage

2018 Show Judge, landscape architect and partner, Mithūn, Seattle

Design for Positive Change: Best Practice Gardening For You, Your Neighborhood and the World
Wed, Feb 7 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room
Design for Positive Change: Best Practice Gardening For You, Your Neighborhood and the World
Fri, Feb 9 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room

Garden coach, speaker, writer and president, Garden Mentors® Inc.

Retire into Your Garden with Ease
Wed, Feb 7 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room
GARDEN 101
Preserving Our Vital Pollinators
Wed, Feb 7 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room
Garden 101
Win The War on Weeds
Sun, Feb 11 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners

Rooted in Place: Cutting Edge Gardens of the Pacific Northwest
Wed, Feb 7 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room
GARDEN 101
Gardening in Small Spaces
Thu, Feb 8 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Arborist and owner, Maples for All Seasons

Pruning Japanese Maples from an Arborist Point of View
Sun, Feb 11 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage

Owner and designer, From the Ground Up Floral

Desktop Designs: Brighten Your Workspace with Easy, Enchanting Floral Design
Thu, Feb 8 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage

2018 Show Judge, designer and horticulturist, Hyland Garden Design

Layering a Garden: Strategies, Decisions and Plant Selections
Wed, Feb 7 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
25 Top-Performing Garden Plants
Thu, Feb 8 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room

Award-winning author, Groundbreaking Food Gardens and Veggie Garden Remix and Savvygardener.com blogger

Veggie Garden Remix!
Sun, Feb 11 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room
GARDEN 101
The New Edible Garden
Sat, Feb 10 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Designer, WWFRF Display Garden and owner, Abundant Design Landscaping

The Easiest Fruit Trees to Grow Here
Fri, Feb 9 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room

Kokedama artist and GrowIt Mobile Plant Master

Beautiful Botanical Gifts with Hand-crafted Kokedama
Fri, Feb 9 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage

Owner and publisher of Metamorphic Press, and author, Understanding Roots

Shaping, not Pruning, Fruit Trees All Summer
Sat, Feb 10 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room
Understanding Roots for Healthier, More Productive Edibles
Sun, Feb 11 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room

Garden writer, speaker and owner, Sowanddipity.com and editor, Urbanique Magazine

It’s Easy to Grow Edibles on Your Countertop
Sun, Feb 11 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room

Award-winning garden writer, speaker and author, Write Better Right Now

Steal ‘Em! Great Ideas from the West’s Best Flower Show
Sat, Feb 10 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Garden 101
Win The War on Weeds
Sun, Feb 11 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Award-winning designer, Perennially Yours and author, The Budget Wise Gardener

Gardening Simplified: Plants and Design Solutions for Time-Pressed Gardeners
Wed, Feb 7 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Plant the Best for Less! Money-Saving Tips for Plants and Design Ideas
Thu, Feb 8 at 10:00 am / Hood Room

Naturalist with National Wildlife Federation and author, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife
Thu, Feb 8 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room
GARDEN 101
Preserving Our Vital Pollinators
Wed, Feb 7 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Award-winning Geomorphologist and author, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

Growing a Revolution: What’s the Buzz About Soil Health?
Sat, Feb 10 at 10:00 am / Hood Room

Floral designer and owner, Holly’s Fine Flowers

Fun With Foliage: Create Stunning Floral Arrangements with Foliage
Wed, Feb 7 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage

Radio, TV host, Seattle Times columnist, gardening celebrity and author, Ask Ciscoe

Life’s Lessons: What 30 Years of Gardening Have Taught Me
Fri, Feb 9 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room

Landscape designer and author, The Less is More Garden and Garden Up!

The Less is More Garden: Big Ideas for Your Small Yard
Sat, Feb 10 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
GARDEN 101
Gardening in Small Spaces
Thu, Feb 8 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Radio, TV host and author, Gardening Complete, Foodscaping and Urban Gardening for Dummies

Retooling Your Garden and Your Gardening Practices
Sun, Feb 11 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage
The Container Revolution!
Sat, Feb 10 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage

Owner, Worm Woman, Inc. and co-author, Worms Eat My Garbage

Get Started on Composting With Worms (Vermicomposting)
Sat, Feb 10 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room
Choosing the Right Worm Bin and Worm Species for Vermicomposting
Sun, Feb 11 at 11:15 am / Hood Room

Professional photographer and owner, David Perry Photography

Making a Difference: Show Your Garden’s Unique Purpose and Story
Wed, Feb 7 at 10:00 am / Hood Room

Healthy soil evangelist, founder and President, Hendrikus Organics

The Key to Soil Mastery: Become a Soil “Chef”
Fri, Feb 9 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room

Horticulturist, arborist and co-author, Northwest Month-by-Month Gardening

Flowering Shrubs: Pruning to Maximize Bloom and Beauty
Wed, Feb 7 at 3:15 pm / DIY Stage
How to Prune…So You Don’t Have to Prune So Often
Thu, Feb 8 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage

Owner, RHR Horticulture & Landwave Gardens and landscape manager, McMenamins

GARDEN 101
The Stars of Summer Gardens
Fri, Feb 9 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Award-winning author, Garden Made and blogger, GardenTherapy.ca

Plants Anyone Can Grow! Creative Crafting with Air Plants and Wire
Sat, Feb 10 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage
Plants Anyone Can Grow! Creative Crafting with Air Plants and Wire
Sun, Feb 11 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage

Author, Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest

GARDEN 101
The Stars of Summer Gardens
Fri, Feb 9 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Owner, Rocky Bay Garden Creations

Beautiful Botanical Gifts with Hand-crafted Kokedama
Fri, Feb 9 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage

Blogger, PersonalGardenCoach.com and co-author, Fine Foliage and Gardening with Foliage First

Don’t Snub the Shrub! Hardworking Superstars of the Garden
Sat, Feb 10 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room

Healthy soil evangelist and founder, Hendrikus Group and Hendrikus Organics

The Key to Soil Mastery: Become a Soil “Chef”
Fri, Feb 9 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room

Award-winning designer and owner, Bobbie’s Green Thumb and author, Garden Renovation

A Happy Marriage: Design Integration of House and Landscape
Wed, Feb 7 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
The Artful Garden Through Creative Garden Design
Thu, Feb 8 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room

Owner, Sedum Chicks, Salem, Oregon

Showcase Hardy Succulents in Space-saving Stacked Planters
Fri, Feb 9 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage

Horticulturist and Curator of the Sunset Western Garden Collection

Breaking the Habit: Confessions of a Former Annual Color Grower
Fri, Feb 9 at 5:30 pm / Hood Room
Beautiful, Multi-Purpose Plants for Today’s Busy Gardener
Sat, Feb 10 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room

Owner, Sunnyside Nursery and garden writer AKA “The Whistling Gardener”

Banishing Boring Yards with Plants that Wow!
Sat, Feb 10 at 7:00 pm / Rainier Room

Co-owner, InHarmony Sustainable Landscapes

Getting Started Creating Bonsai
Thu, Feb 8 at 5:00 pm / DIY Stage

Horticultural Consultant, former Director of New Plants for Monrovia Growers

Making Their Debut: Best New Plants for Northwest Gardens
Wed, Feb 7 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage
Shop with a Pro: Nick’s Plant Picks from the Garden Show Plant Market
Sat, Feb 10 at 10:00 am / DIY Stage

Landscape designer, Second Nature Garden Design, photographer and author, Real Gardens Grow Natives

Cultivating Life: Welcome Wildlife with a Healthy and Diverse Garden
Fri, Feb 9 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room

Director/Curator, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden and co-author, Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns

Great Plant Picks: Must-have Plants for Beautiful Containers
Fri, Feb 9 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room

Designer, Harmony in the Garden and author, Refresh Your Garden Design and co-author, Garden Up!

Author, Cool Season Gardener and Edible Heirlooms

Eat Your Year: Month-by-Month Actions for Continuous Edibles
Sun, Feb 11 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room

Adult Education Coordinator, Seattle Tilth

Kitchen Apothecary: Culinary Herbs for Health and Happiness
Thu, Feb 8 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage
Eat Your Weeds: Tasty Ways to Utilize Common Garden Pests
Sat, Feb 10 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage

Owner, Turner Photographics and co-author, Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest

37 Native Gems for Northwest Gardens
Fri, Feb 9 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room

Owner, Wild Birds Unlimited, Gig Harbor

The Bees and the Birds: Gardening for Orchard Mason Bees and Backyard Birds
Fri, Feb 9 at 1:30 pm / DIY Stage

Designer and owner, Monarch Gardens LLC and author, A New Garden Ethic

Sustainable Design for Wildlife and Home
Thu, Feb 8 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room
Cultivating a New Garden Ethic
Sat, Feb 10 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room

2018 Show Judge, horticulturist, author and Former Director of Oxford Botanic Garden, Great Britain

Bordering on Insanity: Creating an All-Year-Round Border
Wed, Feb 7 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room
The Subtle Art and Exact Science of Pruning
Thu, Feb 8 at 11:45 am / Rainier Room

Master Gardener, Master Pruner, ‘Clemaniac’ and blogger, ClematisinSeattle.com

GARDEN 101
The Stars of Summer Gardens
Fri, Feb 9 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Author, The Wildcrafted Cocktail and co-host, Plantrama Podcast

Plant Lovers: Bring Your Questions and Join the LIVE Plantrama Podcast!
Thu, Feb 8 at 3:00 pm / Hood Room
GARDEN 101
The New Edible Garden
Sat, Feb 10 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room
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