THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

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)

10:00 AM

GOOGLING DAN'S BRAIN TO DISCOVER THE BEST TREES, SHRUBS AND VINES FOR NW GARDENS

Dan Hinkley - 2020 Show Judge, Director, Heronswood Garden and  author, The Explorer’s Garden

11:30 AM

MAKING MEADOWS: BIODIVERSE HABITATS TO SUPPORT POLLINATORS AND WILDLIFE

David Culp - 2020 Show Judge, author, A Year at Brandywine Cottage and The Layered Garden, and VP, Sunny Border Nurseries

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1:00 PM

GARDEN DESIGN IS NOT WITCHCRAFT!

James Alexander-Sinclair - 2020 Show Judge, Award-Winning U.K. Designer, Writer, Speaker, Radio & TV Star

James Alexander-Sinclair's appearance sponsored by the

Northwest Horticultural Society

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2:30 PM

(90 minutes)

GARDEN 101: PROTECTING POLLINATORS -

RESTORING URBAN HABITATS FOR POLLINATORS
Eric Lee-Mäder - Pollinator Conservation Co-Director, Xerces Society and owner, Northwest Meadowscapes 

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MASON BEES: OUR SUPER NATIVE POLLINATOR
James Ullrich - Owner, Knox Cellars Mason Bees

 

SAVING POLLINATORS ONE GARDEN AT A TIME
David Mizejewski - Naturalist at National Wildlife Federation and author, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

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4:30 PM

IT'S TIME TO EDIT: HOW TO LOOK AT YOUR GARDEN WITH FRESH EYES

Lucy Hardiman - Educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners

6:00 PM

UNDERSTANDING NATIVE BEE BIOLOGY TO SUPPORT POLLINATORS

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

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HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

THE ART OF THE POTAGER

Jack Staub - Owner, Hortulus Farm, author, 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden and co-author, Chasing Eden

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11:00 AM

ENGLISH INSPIRATION IN THE GARDEN

Renny Reynolds - Award-winning designer and lifestyle expert and co-author, Chasing Eden

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12:30 PM

WOMEN AT WORK: MAKING A LIVING WHILE FOLLOWING YOUR PLANT PASSION

Jennifer Jewell - Creator and host, Cultivating Place and author, The Earth in Her Hands

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2:00 PM

SERENITY BY DESIGN: SIMPLICITY, SANCTUARY AND DELIGHT

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

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3:30 PM

AMAZING AND EASY DIY GARDEN PROJECTS FROM PALLETS

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

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5:00 PM

WHEN TO BREAK THE RULES (AND HOW TO GET AWAY WITH IT)

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

6:30 PM

COLOR THEORY FOR FLORAL DESIGNERS AND GARDENERS

Christin Geall - Floral designer, writer, gardener and author, Cultivated: Elements of Floral Style

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DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

NICK’S PICKS #2: A MIXED BAG OF BULBS, PERENNIALS AND TUBERS

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

11:45 AM

TILLANDSIAS: THE EASIEST HOUSEPLANTS EVER!

J J De Sousa - Garden and interior designer and owner, Digs Inside & Out, Portland

1:30 PM

PRUNE LIKE THE PROS

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

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3:15 PM

THE HERB LOVERS GARDEN: MAKING THE MOST FROM HERBS

Sue Goetz - Designer and owner, Creative Gardener, and author, A Taste for Herbs

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5:00 PM

CURE FOR THE COMMON TABLE: CREATING UNIQUE AND FUN TABLESCAPES

Gina Thresher, AIFD, CFD - Owner and designer, From the Ground Up Floral