Show Information & Frequently Asked Questions

Find everything you need to plan your visit to the Festival!

The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival has been heralding the start of spring since 1989, as gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration held in the beautiful Washington State Convention Center for five magical days.

Below, you'll find the Festival hours, parking information, public transit routes, and other helpful tips to make the best of your Festival visit.

Dates & Hours

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Sunday, February 24, 2019
Wednesday - Saturday: 
9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Admission


Ticket Types & Prices

Show Location

Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
www.wscc.com



DRIVING & PARKING

There are many parking choices around the event. The Convention Center garage and Freeway Park Garage are conveniently located near the convention center. Please see the map for details. Height restrictions are 6’5″ for WSCC and 6’9″ for Freeway Park Garage. If your vehicle won’t fit in the parking garage, there is an open air lot adjacent to Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle 98101. This lot is on the corner of 8th Ave & Seneca St, two blocks from WSCC main garage entrance.

The City of Seattle has a handful of parking lots with real time stats on available spots. Look for the e-park signs at participating garages with real time information. Please note that only garages participating in the Real-Time Downtown Parking will show this sign, dozens of private lots do not have this sign.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

We STRONGLY encourage everyone to take public transportation to and from the show. It is safe, fast and very convenient.

The Link light rail travels from Sea-Tac airport all the way to the University of Washington. Westlake Station in downtown Seattle is just blocks from the entrance to the show. Click here for times, maps and more info on the Seattle Link Light Rail.

Are you coming from North Seattle? If so, King County Metro Route 41 has a direct route from the Northgate Park n’ Ride to Convention Place.  Click here for a detailed time table, map, and more. Just one block south of the main entrance to the show, King County Metro has a bus stop which services buses from all over the region. Bus routes 10, 11, 14, 41, 43, 49, 84, 306, 308, 312, and 522 all have a stop at 6th and Pike. Please visit metro.kingcounty.gov for more information and to create a custom trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I purchase tickets? Tickets can be purchased on this website save money and avoid the line at the box office (Click here to buy tickets!). Tickets can also be purchased at the box office during the show.

Where is the Show located? The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival presents at The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), 705 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington, 98101. The WSCC is located at the intersection of 7th & Pike St in downtown Seattle.  

What is the best way to get to the Garden Show? For directions, parking details, and other transportation options, please scroll up to the top of this page.

Is parking available? There are many parking choices around the event. The Convention Center garage and Freeway Park Garage are conveniently located near the convention center. 

Are there hotels near the Garden Show and do they offer special show rates? The Northwest Garden & Flower Festival has arranged special rates – ranging from $89 to $140 a night – with many of Seattle’s finest hotels. And many of these rates include discounts on meals. Most hotels are an easy walk to the Convention Center where the Garden Show is held. For more details, visit our hotel partner's website.

Is photography allowed (still and video)? In the garden and other main flower show exhibit areas, both still and video photography are encouraged. However, no photography is allowed during the seminars.

What is the most comfortable time to attend the Garden Show? The most comfortable times to see the show are weekdays in the mid-afternoon to evenings.

Is the Convention Center accessible to disabled persons? Are there wheelchairs available? Where is parking for disabled persons? Yes, the Convention Center is accessible to disabled persons with disabled parking available in the Convention Center garage under the Convention Center. The Convention Center does not have wheelchairs available, so you should plan to bring your own or rent from a local company who will deliver to the show. Check our Guest Services page for our third party recommendations.
Keep in mind that it can be difficult to navigate through the show during peak hours, 9am – 2pm, and on the weekend days.

Are strollers allowed? Strollers are allowed, but you may prefer a child backpack to allow you to navigate the show more easily during peak hours.

Is food available at the venue? The Convention Center operates many food service sites within the Show and around the Convention Center at a range of prices.

Is there a place to leave plants and other purchases during the day? Yes! There is a FREE package check station located in the center of the show, across from the Skybridge Lobby. The Guest Services page can provide you with more detail.

Are advance reservations or tickets available for the garden show seminars? Seminar seating is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Our three seminar rooms in the Conference Center seat more people than ever before with state-of-the-art AV technology. Be sure to check the complete Seminar Schedule on our website and plan ahead, and arrive 30 minutes before a seminar starts to be assured of a good seat. Handicapped seating is reserved on the front row, but please arrive early and speak to a staff member.

How do I find a particular exhibitor at the show? Click on the "EXHIBITOR LIST" tab on the top of the home page for a full listing. There is also a list of exhibitors in the show guides available at the entrance to the show.

For information on Lost & Found and Coat Check at the show, please visit our Guest Services page.

DIRECTIONS

The following directions will guide you to the main parking entrance into the Convention Center off of 8th Avenue. Please note, there are many other lots within close proximity. 

FROM I-5 SOUTHBOUND
Take the Stewart Street Exit (Exit 166)
Left on Boren Avenue
Right on Seneca Street
Right on 8th Avenue
Parking entrance will be on the right

FROM I-5 NORTHBOUND AND I-90 WESTBOUND
I-5 Northbound Madison Street Exit (#164A)
Right on Madison Street
Left on 8th Avenue
Parking entrance will be on the left

FROM CAPITOL HILL
Head Southwest on Madison (towards downtown Seattle)
Right on 8th Avenue Parking entrance will be on the right.


FROM DOWNTOWN/SODO
Head North/Northwest on 4th Avenue
Take a right on Pike Street
Right on 8th Avenue
Parking entrance will be on the left

FROM SEATTLE CENTER/SPACE NEEDLE
Head Southeast on either 5th or 2nd Avenues
Take a left on Pike Street
Right on 8th Avenue
Parking entrance will be on the left

FROM THE SEATTLE FERRY TERMINAL
Take a right onto Alaska Way (rights only from the ferry terminal)
Take a left onto King Street
Take another left onto 1st Avenue
Take the first left onto James Street
Turn left onto 4th Street
Take a right on Pike Street
Right on 8th Avenue
Parking entrance will be on the left

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