Sunday, March 1

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.


All seminars at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival are FREE with your ticket!


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RAINIER ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes unless noted)

11:00 AM

GARDEN ALCHEMY: NATURAL, ORGANIC RECIPES FOR YOUR GARDEN'S HEALTH

Stephanie Rose - Award-winning author, Garden Made and Garden Alchemy and founder of GardenTherapy.ca

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12:30 PM

MYSTERY SOLVED: DIAGNOSING PROBLEMS IN THE ROSE GARDEN

Gary A Ritchie, PhD - Biologist, research scientist, Master Rosarian and author, The Rose Doctor

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2:00 PM

(90 minutes)

GARDEN 101: THE POWER OF HERBS -

DISCOVER THE BEST HERBS FOR NORTHWEST GARDENS
Sue Goetz - Designer and owner, Creative Gardener, and author, A Taste for Herbs

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INTEGRATE NATIVE HERBS INTO YOUR GARDEN
Rachael Witt - Herbalist, ecologist, medicinal plant grower and founder of Wildness Within


THE POWER OF HERBS - GROW NATURAL BEAUTY REMEDIES IN YOUR OWN GARDEN
Janice Cox - Author, Natural Beauty from the Garden and Natural Beauty at Home

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4:00 PM

THE BENEFITS AND BEAUTY OF LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE PLANTS

Jacobus Saperstein - Urban Aquatic Area Program Coordinator at King Conservation District

Ashley Allan - Senior Research Specialist at King Conservation District

HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:30 AM

BERRYLICIOUS: HOW TO PRUNE AND MAINTAIN BACKYARD BERRIES

Tara Austen Weaver - Author, Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest

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12:00 PM

SOIL HEALTH 101: EVALUATING AND MANAGING YOUR SOIL FOR HEALTHIER PLANTS

Jay Mirro - Senior Resource Planner at King Conservation District

Megan Weldon - Resource Planner at King Conservation District

1:30 PM

AFTER THE SUN SETS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ILLUMINATE YOUR GARDEN BEAUTIFULLY

Robert Hobart - Electrician and owner, Britescape

3:00 PM

BLING ON THE WING: 12 MONTHS OF FLOWERS FOR HUMMINGBIRDS

Greg Butler - Designer, educator, and owner, Design of the Times

4:30 PM

10 STEPS TO YOUR BEST TOMATO YEAR YET!

Bill Thorness - Author, Cool Season Gardener and Edible Heirlooms

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DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

CONTAINER GARDENING WITH JAPANESE MAPLES

Barry Hoffer - Arborist and owner, Maples for All Seasons

11:45 AM

DO'S AND DON’TS FOR SUCCESSFUL SUCCULENTS

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

1:30 PM

THE RIGHT START: STRUCTURAL PRUNING OF YOUNG TREES

Allen Taylor - Founder and Lead Arborist, Conservation Tree Care

3:15 PM

BRANCHING OUT: USING YOUR GARDEN FOR IKEBANA DESIGN INSPIRATION

Nobuko Relnick- Instructor of Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Seattle