First Time Attending

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show provides imagination and inspiration with its magnificent showcase of gardens large and small, over 100 FREE seminars by experts from around the U.S., a huge line-up of exhibitors in the Marketplace and more. February 7 – 11, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center.

Here are some tips:

Before you arrive:

Visit the website. is THE go-to resource for planning your visit. Get a sneak preview here, including seminar topics and times. Check out the show updates on The Garden Show Blog and @NWFGS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to stay up-to-date.

Buy tickets now. Purchase your tickets in advance for added value: adult $19 “Early Bird” discount tickets (reg. $24) are available through February 6th. Your tickets are good for any day of the Show, which leads us to the next point…

Check the seminar schedule. Whether you have a green thumb or are a “newbie,” the Show offers over 100 seminars presented by a line-up of top-tier experts, all free with admission to the show. It’s a great way to jump-start your gardening experiences and learn about trends that not only beautify, but are practical and Earth-friendly too.

When you arrive:

Parking near the Convention Center fills up incredibly quick, so arrive early or take public transit! There are many great ways to get to the Show via transit.

Bring a camera. Top Garden Creators are embracing the Show’s theme—and there will be more eye-popping color than ever. The amazing collection of 20 marquee display gardens will feature upwards of 20,000 flowers in bloom! These gems are not only stunning to admire, but also full of take-home ideas. There’s also the gorgeous floral competition to greet you right when you enter the Show.

Visit the expansive Marketplace. The bustling Marketplace is a shopping destination with over 300 exhibitors offering the hottest new tools and other gardening gear, plants, and unique art for the home and garden. The popular ‘Vintage Garden Market’ returns with repurposed and “shabby-chic” treasures for the garden and home. And by popular demand our “Tasting Corner” returns in the North Hall featuring artisan gourmet foods!

Discover the exciting daily activities. “Container Wars” is an event inspired by reality-based competitions, taking place from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm each day in the Designer’s Arena in the North Hall. It was such a hit, we have added “Floral Wars” daily, from 3 – 4 pm.

We could talk about all the amazing things you’ll see, the new plants you’ll discover, and the unique memories you’ll make at the 2018 Northwest Flower & Garden Show. But it’s easier to find out for yourself. See you there!