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.
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.
All seminars at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival are FREE with your ticket!
(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)
GARDENTOPIA: DESIGN BASICS FOR CREATING BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SPACES
Jan Johnsen - Principal, Johnsen Landscapes and author, The Spirit of Stone and Gardentopia
THE ART OF THE MEADOW: DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND MANAGEMENT
Eric Lee-Mäder - Pollinator Conservation Co-Director, Xerces Society and owner, Northwest Meadowscapes
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
GARDEN 101: TREES FOR NW GARDENS -
GREAT UNDERSTORY TREES
RISK ASSESSMENT: SHOULD YOU WORRY?
LARGER TREES FOR LANDSCAPES AND STREETS
THE FASCINATING CONNECTION BETWEEN PLANTS, PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Brian Minter - Co-owner and president, Minter Country Garden Store
GROW A BETTER GARDEN THAT SUPPORTS POLLINATORS WITH COMPANION PLANTS
Emily Murphy - Designer, expert gardener, author, Grow What You Love and blogger, PassthePistil.com
(All seminars 60 minutes)
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
YOU CAN GARDEN FOR LIFE: INTEGRATING ADAPTIVE GARDENING INTO YOUR GARDEN ROUTINES
Toni Gattone - Author, The Lifelong Gardener, Master Gardener, Speaker and Writer
LATEST RAISED BED INNOVATIONS FOR VEGGIES, FLOWERS AND HERBS
Charlie Nardozzi - Radio, TV host and author, Gardening Complete, Foodscaping and Urban Gardening for Dummies
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!
A GARDENER’S TOUR OF PARIS IN THE SPRING
Robin Haglund - Garden coach, speaker, writer and president, Garden Mentors® Inc.
NO EXCUSES: ANYONE CAN GROW BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY HOUSEPLANTS!
Ellen Zachos - Horticulturist, educator and author, Backyard Foraging and The Wildcrafted Cocktail
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
(All seminars 60 minutes)
NICK’S PICKS #3: TREES, SHRUBS AND SURPRISES FOR THE LONG HAUL
Nicholas Staddon - Horticultural Consultant, former Director of New Plants for Monrovia Growers
MAKE YOUR OWN CHARMING BIRDHOUSE SUCCULENT PLANTERS
Becky Sell - Succulent expert and nursery owner, Sedum Chicks, Salem, Oregon
TAKE YOUR MINIATURE GARDEN FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY
Robin Tomasi - Co-owner, Garden of Mini Delights
NO GARDEN REQUIRED! DISCOVER YOUR INNER ORCHID EXPERT
Joe Grienauer - Orchid expert and owner, Emerald City Orchids and 2020 Show Garden Co-Creator
SET IN STONE: MAKING HYPERTUFA TROUGHS
Patrick Ryan - Garden writer, radio host and education specialist, Alaska Botanical Garden