Show Information & Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you'll find the Festival hours, parking information,and other helpful tips to make the best of your Festival visit.
Dates & Hours
Wednesday, February 26 - March 1, 2020
Wednesday - Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Ticket types and prices will be announced in mid-October 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where do I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online here (starting mid-October), at a local retailer starting December 1st or on-site during the show.
- I'm unable to find my tickets!
Have your ticket confirmation email resent to you by visiting the following link: tix123.com/tix123/Resend.cfm
- Can I leave and re-enter?
Yes! We offer daily re-entry, so be sure to get your hand stamped at the Festival entrances. Each Festival ticket is valid for one admission per person per day (unless otherwise noted).
- I can’t attend, so can I get a refund?
No, but the ticket can be given away to family or friend - it's valid any day of the show. This policy is no different than a sporting event or concert.
- Do you offer group discounts?
Yes! Groups of 20 or more can buy tickets at a discounted rate through our website (starting mid-October). Please call Michelle Derbes at (206) 620-0938 if you'd like to receive hard copy Group tickets.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
- What are the least crowded times to visit the Festival?
Plan to visit during the late afternoon and evenings to avoid larger crowds.
- How long should I plan to stay at the show?
Generally, the show will take between a minimum of 4 to 5 hours to see, depending on your itinerary at the show. Plan to spend ample time with our many seminars and varied exhibitors - they are a valuable resource for your gardening questions.
- Do you have hotel recommendations?
The Northwest Garden & Flower Festival has arranged discounted rates with many of Seattle’s finest hotels. These rates usually include discounts on meals and parking too. Most hotels are an easy walk to the Convention Center where the Festival is held. For more details, visit our hotel partner's website.
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- What is the best way to get to the Festival? Is parking available?
For directions, parking details, and other transportation options, please visit our Directions & Parking page.
- Is the Convention Center accessible to disabled persons? Are there wheelchairs available? Where is parking for disabled persons?
Yes, the Convention Center is ADA accessible with disabled parking available in the Convention Center garage under the Convention Center. Due to insurance restrictions, 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.
Please know that it can be difficult to navigate through the show during peak hours (9am – 2pm) and on the weekend days
AT THE FESTIVAL
For information on Lost & Found and Coat Check at the show, please visit our Guest Services page.
- 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 details.
- Are children allowed?
Absolutely! Children ages 12 and under are free! Student tickets (Ages 13-23) are available for only $10 and are valid any day of the Show. Please consider using a child backpack instead of strollers to allow you to navigate the show more easily as it can get crowded.
- Are pets allowed?
The venue does not allow pets at this time, unless they are part of a paid exhibitor's display or a service animal. Please note that security will be on-site emphasizing this rule.
- Is food available at the venue?
Yes, the Convention Center operates many food service sites within the Show and around the Convention Center at a range of prices.
- Are advance reservations or tickets available for the seminars?
Seminars are free with your show admission ticket and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the complete Seminar Schedule on our website to plan ahead and arrive 15-30 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.
- Is photography allowed (still and video)?
Both still and video photography are encouraged in the garden and other main show feature areas - please ask a vendor for permission before photographing their exhibit booth. However, no photography is allowed during the seminars.
- I would like to exhibit at the Festival. Who should I contact?
Please fill out a Booth Quote request and we'll be in touch within 24 hours.
- I am with the media and would like to cover the Festival. Who should I contact?
Please contact Courtney Goetz, Operations Manager.
- How do I find what exhibitors are participating?
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 guide available at the entrance to the show.