2020 Seminar Schedule
Click on a day below to view that day’s lineup.
When you dig into our FREE seminars and demonstrations you’ll be inspired to turn your garden dreams into reality. Whether you’re a novice gardener, or a well-seasoned veteran, our expert Speakers will show you how to create
gracious outdoor living spaces and luscious, sustainable gardens perfect for your family.
Our seminars blend stunning visuals showcasing cutting-edge advice from garden designers, horticulturists and authors, as well as practical demonstrations of container gardening, pruning, and home décor from the garden — there’s something for everyone. See one seminar or see dozens! They’re all included in your ticket price, so drop in every day and discover something new.
Looking for a favorite Speaker? Go to our Speakers at a Glance page and just scroll down to find your favorites, their topics and when they will be speaking.
Our free seminars are all conveniently located on Tahoma Level Three of The Conference Center with plenty of seating for everyone. It’s OK to lunch and learn—bring your latte, your lunch or a glass of wine and relax while you enjoy the speakers.
All seminars at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival are FREE with your ticket!
Visit Speakers at a Glance for full bio of our Seminar Speakers - just click on their photo.
With so many seminars how to you find the ones you need most? It’s easy—go to our Seminars By Category page
and pick the categories you’re interested in. It includes a brief description of the seminar content for every seminar.
We post Speakers' handouts every evening of the show. If you would like to access the 2020 SPEAKER HANDOUTS, just click on the pink paper icon on the left of the seminar to download and print their handout. We keep the schedule up for months after the show, so you can access all the handouts as you get back out into the garden.
If you do not see paper symbol, it means that the Speaker didn’t provide a handout for that seminar.
The 2020 Seminar Guide is an invaluable resource for all attendees. It includes the full seminar schedule and detailed seminar descriptions by date and topic.
It's your guide to hours of FREE gardening education and inspiration by leading garden writers, designers and horticulturists.
CLICK HERE to download the Guide in PDF format (3.91MB).
HOW DO I GET THERE?
All three seminar rooms are located in the state-of-the-art Conference Center on Tahoma Level Three.
To get there, cross the SkyBridge into the North Hall. Turn right and go down any aisle towards the large Seminar banner you’ll see hanging from the ceiling. Take the escalator or elevator down one level to The Conference Center.
The Rainier Room, Hood Room, DIY Stage and University Book Store Book Signing Station are all conveniently located in one area. Restrooms are available behind the escalators. To return to the rest of the show, just go back up the escalator or elevator.
You can enjoy unlimited seminar viewing for FREE every day of the show without waiting in any lines!
NOTE: Speaker schedule subject to change at anytime. No refunds are offered for changes in the schedule. Please visit gardenshow.com/seminars for the most current information.