Pacific Northwest

January, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Northwest Flower & Garden Show
The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is a five-day garden extravaganza, with designed gardens, a marketplace, outstanding seminars, and plant sales. The 2010 show will again showcase inspiring work by top garden creators integrating thousands of flowers and plants with their rich colors, fragrances and textures into dazzling full-scale gardens. The show will have a packed schedule of free "how-to" seminars and demonstrations geared for garden spaces large and small.

Top speakers with new books return to the show, sharing their expertise on a variety of topics. They include authors Suzy Bales, Rich Darke, John Greenlee, Valerie Easton, Debra Lee Baldwin, Kathy Brenzel, Saxon Holt, Roger Gossler, and Keeyla Meadows.

The show's "Marketplace" will feature over 350 nurseries and other exhibitors spotlighting products and services related to gardening and outdoor living. Other attractions include the "Sproutopia" children's area, the handiwork of high school horticulture students in the "Funky Junk" display, floral display competitions, a container garden exhibition and much more.

Show details:
WHAT: The Northwest Flower & Garden Show
WHEN: Wednesday, February 3 through Sunday, February 7, 2010
WHERE: Washington State Convention and Trade Center 7th & Pike, Seattle, WA 98101
HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday (February 3-6) 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Sunday (February 7) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ADMISSION:
$20 Adult (regular admission at door)
$16 Early Bird (purchased at participating ticket outlets or online through February 2nd)
For more inspiration, visit their website: http://www.gardenshow.com/

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