City Living Entry Guidelines 

CITY LIVING - Container Gardens
Garden Spaces for a Condo Patio
February 26 - March 1, 2020 


  1. Display must fit in a 6’ deep x 12’ wide display space.  The space will be defined with paving slabs.  There will be an 8’h x 6’ wood wall on each end of the display area.  The walls are khaki, and slabs are grey.

  2. All materials used in the display cannot require the use of machinery to lift into place. The idea is that all materials used would be coming through the living area of an apartment or condo to be used on a deck.

  3. City Living displays are to represent a condo/apartment deck on an elevated floor of a high-rise apartment or condo building. The Show will provide the walls and flooring, which cannot be physically altered. Artwork and coverings are permitted.

  4. The displays are located against the windows on both sides of the SkyBridge. You must use the view of the actual Seattle skyline as seen through the windows; please do not provide your own backdrop.

  5. Plant material should be culturally compatible. Plant material must be natural; no artificial plants. The Show provides a $250.00 credit for forced color from Cascade Cuts, and a $250.00 credit from T & L Nursery.  Ideally, 30% of the display should feature plant material.

  6. If textiles are used vertically or draping, they must be fire retardant. Please provide a certificate or have the fire-retardant product available during move-in at the Show.

  7. The Show provides signage for each display that will include contact information. You may also incorporate signage into your display in a professional manner; computer generated signage is best.

  8. Your display should not be commercial or look like a sales floor; these are container gardens on a patio. The show does permit minimal logo/branding of your company or products in your display. Please contact us with specific questions.

  9. All items in the display can be sold but not visibly priced, and must remain on exhibit until 6 pm, Sunday, March 1, 2020. Potential customers should contact designers directly.

  10. There will be three first place categories awarded: People’s Choice, Best Plant Material, and Best Overall Design/Concept.

  11. Electricity (up to 5 amps) is included but must be ordered in advance with a required form detailing what you will be using the electricity for.  If requested during move-in, the cost will be $125.00.

  12. Designers are responsible for watering and grooming the plantings throughout the duration of the Show. Containers not maintained for whatever reason might be removed. Maintenance must be done before the Show opens at 9 a.m. each day or after the show closes at 8 p.m. Displays can be taken down after the Show closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday. All materials must be removed by 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2020.

  13. The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival is not responsible for loss or damage of any materials used in your display. 

If you have any questions, please contact:
Lloyd Glasscock, Garden Coordinator
Phone: 425.422.3336