06 Dec They’re Here! Garden Show Tickets Now On Sale!
The hazy fog finally lifted and the sun came out last Thursday, when the Northwest Flower & Garden Show team members all set off on a vital mission – to deliver over 80 boxes of show tickets, brochures and posters to all the fine garden centers around Puget Sound.
O’Loughlin Trade Shows started this tradition last year, and the whole garden show team quickly embraced it. What a great excuse to get away from our computers! We loved the assignment to travel to the region’s top nurseries, brimming with cool winter blooming plants and sparkly holiday décor, to deliver our precious cargo – tickets to the garden show, just in time for holiday shoppers.
There are some good reasons to buy your garden show tickets from your local retailer. First off, you save a $1 on each ticket over the online tickets. Also, the tickets themselves are very pretty, so wrap them in a fun box, or stick them in a stocking, or attach them to a plant or garden tool, and they make the perfect gift for all your garden loving friends and family. So buy local and support your local garden center.
The retail outlets have three kinds of tickets for sale – The Early Bird Tickets are only $16, and are on sale until February 22. The Youth Ticket is only $5 for budding gardeners 13 – 17 years old (children 12 and under are free). After February 22 the retail outlets have the regular priced ticket for $20. (You can also purchase tickets at the door for $20.)
Now where are the tickets? The easiest way to find the nearest retailer is to go to our website for the list of ticket outlets, or search your zip code to find the outlets closest to you. http://www.gardenshow.com/scripts/tickets/ticketoutlets.cfm
In addition to garden centers and nurseries, tickets are also available at Town & Country Markets (Central Markets & Ballard & Greenwood Markets), botanic gardens (Arboretum Foundation, Kruckeberg and Elandan), rock centers (Marenakos and Pacific Stone), and bird stores (Wild Birds Unlimited in Gig Harbor and Olympia).
So many thanks to all the team who sojourned over hill and dale to get the tickets to over 80 ticket outlets: Jeff Swenson (Show Manager), Cyle Eldred (Show Designer), Kyle Aronson (Webmaster, who put in 11 hours and over 300 miles!), Linda Kundsen (Exhibits Manager), Michelle Derbes (Show Coordinator), Nick Carroll and Eric McMurry (Sales Associates), and yours truly, Janet Endsley, (Seminar & Social Media Manager).
Watch for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show posters to go up and get your tickets starting today. And if you simply can’t make it to your local nursery, or you want to buy a 2-Day Pass or a 5-Day All Show Pass, you can always buy your tickets online and print them at home, at http://www.gardenshow.com/tickets/purchase-tickets-online/
And just in case you’d like to know more about the dedicated team that brings you the second largest garden show in the country (and, we like to think, the very best!) then you can read about them here: http://www.gardenshow.com/the-show/about-us/meet-the-staff/ – Janet