Friday, February 28

Our Seminar Schedule is sorted by date, then by room and time. Want to find specific topics? Use our Seminars by Category pages to find the seminars just right for you.

LEGEND

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We post Speakers' handouts every evening by 9 pm after the show closes for the day. If you would like to access the 2020 SPEAKER HANDOUTS, just click on the pink paper icon on the seminar schedule 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.

Click here for the full Book Signing schedule.


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RAINIER ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

10:00 AM

GARDENTOPIA: DESIGN BASICS FOR CREATING BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SPACES

Jan Johnsen - Principal, Johnsen Landscapes and author, The Spirit of Stone and Gardentopia

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11:30 AM

THE ART OF THE MEADOW: DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND MANAGEMENT

Eric Lee-Mäder - Pollinator Conservation Co-Director, Xerces Society and owner, Northwest Meadowscapes 

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1:00 PM

GROWING A GARDEN FOR YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Dr J J Pursell - Naturopathic physician, owner, The Herb Shoppe and author, The Herbal Apothecary and The Woman’s Apothecary

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2:30 PM

(90 minutes)

GARDEN 101: TREES FOR NW GARDENS -

GREAT UNDERSTORY TREES 
Laura Watson - Master Gardener, Master Pruner, ‘Clemaniac’ and blogger, ClematisinSeattle.com

 

RISK ASSESSMENT: SHOULD YOU WORRY?
Allen Taylor - Founder and Lead Arborist, Conservation Tree Care

 

LARGER TREES FOR LANDSCAPES AND STREETS
Keith Warren - Former Director of Product Development, Frank Schmidt Nursery, and co-author, The Tree Book

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4:30 PM

THE FASCINATING CONNECTION BETWEEN PLANTS, PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Brian Minter - Co-owner and president, Minter Country Garden Store

6:00 PM

GROW A BETTER GARDEN THAT SUPPORTS POLLINATORS WITH COMPANION PLANTS

Emily Murphy - Designer, expert gardener, author, Grow What You Love and blogger, PassthePistil.com

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HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

WHAT THE QUACK?! GUIDE TO LIVING WITH HAPPY HEALTHY DUCKS

Lisa Steele - TV host and best-selling author, Fresh Eggs Daily and 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks

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11:00 AM

YOU CAN GARDEN FOR LIFE: INTEGRATING ADAPTIVE GARDENING INTO YOUR GARDEN ROUTINES

Toni Gattone - Author, The Lifelong Gardener, Master Gardener, Speaker and Writer

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12:30 PM

LATEST RAISED BED INNOVATIONS FOR VEGGIES, FLOWERS AND HERBS

Charlie Nardozzi - Radio, TV host and author, Gardening Complete, Foodscaping and Urban Gardening for Dummies

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2:00 PM

SEVEN SINS OF GARDEN DESIGN (AND HOW TO EASILY FIX THEM)

Rebecca Sweet - Designer, Harmony in the Garden and author, Refresh Your Garden Design and co-author, Garden Up!

3:30 PM

A GARDENER’S TOUR OF PARIS IN THE SPRING  

Robin Haglund - Garden coach, speaker, writer and president, Garden Mentors® Inc.

5:00 PM

NO EXCUSES: ANYONE CAN GROW BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY HOUSEPLANTS!

Ellen Zachos - Horticulturist, educator and author, Backyard Foraging and The Wildcrafted Cocktail

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6:30 PM

ORGANIC SOLUTIONS AND GREAT PLANTS FOR A BOUNTIFUL VEGETABLE GARDEN

C L Fornari - Author, Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Garden Hour and co-host, Plantrama Podcast

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DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

NICK’S PICKS #3: TREES, SHRUBS AND SURPRISES FOR THE LONG HAUL

Nicholas Staddon - Horticultural Consultant, former Director of New Plants for Monrovia Growers

11:45 AM

MAKE YOUR OWN CHARMING BIRDHOUSE SUCCULENT PLANTERS

Becky Sell - Succulent expert and nursery owner, Sedum Chicks, Salem, Oregon

1:30 PM

TAKE YOUR MINIATURE GARDEN FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY
Hillary Lee - Co-owner, Garden of Mini Delights

Robin Tomasi - Co-owner, Garden of Mini Delights

3:15 PM

NO GARDEN REQUIRED! DISCOVER YOUR INNER ORCHID EXPERT 

Joe Grienauer - Orchid expert and owner, Emerald City Orchids and 2020 Show Garden Co-Creator

5:00 PM

SET IN STONE: MAKING HYPERTUFA TROUGHS

Patrick Ryan - Garden writer, radio host and education specialist, Alaska Botanical Garden