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.
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)
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
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
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
GARDEN 101: PROTECTING POLLINATORS -
RESTORING URBAN HABITATS FOR POLLINATORS
MASON BEES: OUR SUPER NATIVE POLLINATOR
SAVING POLLINATORS ONE GARDEN AT A TIME
IT'S TIME TO EDIT: HOW TO LOOK AT YOUR GARDEN WITH FRESH EYES
Lucy Hardiman - Educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners
UNDERSTANDING NATIVE BEE BIOLOGY TO SUPPORT POLLINATORS
Eric Lee-Mäder - Pollinator Conservation Co-Director, Xerces Society and owner, Northwest Meadowscapes
(All seminars 60 minutes)
EAT YOUR YEAR: MONTH-BY-MONTH ACTIONS FOR CONTINUOUS EDIBLES
Bill Thorness - Author, Cool Season Gardener and Edible Heirlooms
ENGLISH INSPIRATION IN THE GARDEN
Renny Reynolds - Award-winning designer and lifestyle expert and co-author, Chasing Eden
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
SERENITY BY DESIGN: SIMPLICITY, SANCTUARY AND DELIGHT
Jan Johnsen - Principal, Johnsen Landscapes and author, The Spirit of Stone and Gardentopia
AMAZING AND EASY DIY GARDEN PROJECTS FROM PALLETS
Lisa Steele - TV host and best-selling author, Fresh Eggs Daily and 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks
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!
COLOR THEORY FOR FLORAL DESIGNERS AND GARDENERS
Christin Geall - Floral designer, writer, gardener and author, Cultivated: Elements of Floral Style
(All seminars 60 minutes)
NICK’S PICKS #2: A MIXED BAG OF BULBS, PERENNIALS AND TUBERS
Nicholas Staddon - Horticultural Consultant, former Director of New Plants for Monrovia Growers
TILLANDSIAS: THE EASIEST HOUSEPLANTS EVER!
J J De Sousa - Garden and interior designer and owner, Digs Inside & Out, Portland
PRUNE LIKE THE PROS
Charlie Nardozzi - Radio, TV host and author, Gardening Complete, Foodscaping and Urban Gardening for Dummies
THE HERB LOVERS GARDEN: MAKING THE MOST FROM HERBS
Sue Goetz - Designer and owner, Creative Gardener, and author, A Taste for Herbs
CURE FOR THE COMMON TABLE: CREATING UNIQUE AND FUN TABLESCAPES
Gina Thresher, AIFD, CFD - Owner and designer, From the Ground Up Floral