THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Our Seminar Schedule is sorted by date, then by room and time. Want to find specific topics? Use our Seminars by Categories pages
to find the seminars just right for you.
If you would like to access the 2019 SPEAKER HANDOUTS, just click on the pink paper icon on the left of the seminar 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.
(45 minutes except where noted)
|10:30 AM ||THE EVOLUTION OF A GARDEN|
Suzanne Arca, ASLA, APLD — 2019 Show Judge; founder and principal, Arca Design Group
|11:45 AM||PUBLIC VISIBILITY, VALUE AND ENGAGEMENT IN OUR SHARED LANDSCAPE HERITAGE|
Charles Birnbaum — 2019 Show Judge; President + CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
|1:00 PM||THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF PLANT HUNTING|
William A. McNamara — 2019 Show Judge; President and Executive Director, Quarryhill Botanical Garden
|2:15 PM |
|GARDEN 101: HEAVENLY HERBS|
Jacqueline Soule — Botanist, award-winning garden writer, speaker and co-author, Gardening Complete
|GROWING NATURAL BEAUTY IN THE APOTHECARIES’ GARDEN |
Stephanie Rose — Award-winning author, Garden Made and blogger, GardenTherapy.ca
|YOU CAN HAVE A FEAST OF FLAVORS FROM HERBS CONTAINED|
Sue Goetz — Designer and owner, Creative Gardener, and author, A Taste for Herbs
|4:30 PM||COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES: CELEBRATING COLOR IN THE GARDEN|
Lucy Hardiman — Educator, garden writer and designer, Perennial Partners
|5:45 PM||GROWING A REVOLUTION: GARDEN THE PLANET THROUGH BRINGING SOIL BACK TO LIFE|
Dr. David Montgomery — Award-winning Geomorphologist and author, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
|7:00 PM||NATURE AS GARDENER: WORKING WITH NATURAL PROCESSES FOR BEAUTY AND REDUCED MAINTENANCE |
C. Colston Burrell, MLA — Designer, horticulturist & author, Perennial Combinations
(All seminars are 45 minutes)
|10:00 AM ||CANCELLED - VEGGIES 201: DIGGING DEEPER INTO YOUR PATCH|
Kristin Crouch — Blogger, ThatBloominGarden.com and Vancouver, BC Master Gardener
|11:15 AM||LITTLE-USED NATIVE PLANTS FOR BIG IMPACT|
Linda Chalker-Scott — WSU Asso. Professor and author, Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific NW and How Plants Work
|12:30 PM||GLORIOUS SHADE GARDENS |
Jenny Rose Carey — Director, PHS Meadowbrook Farm and author, Glorious Shade
|1:45 PM ||HOT COLOR, DRY GARDEN: COLOR FILLED EARTH-FRIENDLY GARDENS|
Nan Sterman — Designer, journalist, co-producer and host, “A Growing Passion” TV and author, Hot Color, Dry Garden
|3:00 PM||PLANTRAMA: EAT, DRINK, & BE MERRY…WHILE COPING WITH RABBITS & DEER - TO BE RECORDED LIVE!|
C.L. Fornari — Author, Coffee for Roses and The Cocktail Garden Hour and co-host, "Plantrama" Podcast
Ellen Zachos — Author, The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Growing Healthy Houseplants and co-host, “Plantrama” Podcast
|4:15 PM||SAVVY SIDE YARD SOLUTIONS |
Rebecca Sweet — Designer, Harmony in the Garden and author, Refresh Your Garden Design and co-author, Garden Up!
|5:30 PM||SHRUBS, THE NEW PERENNIAL—ONLY BETTER|
Lorraine Ballato — Garden writer, horticulturist and author, Success with Hydrangeas
|6:45 PM||THE ART OF GARDENING: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MASTERPIECE GARDENS|
Linda Larson — A Traveling Gardener, Master Gardener, blogger and author
(All seminars are 60 minutes)
|10:00 AM ||USING FLOWERS AS ART THE EUROPEAN WAY|
Gina Thresher, AIFD, CFD — Owner and designer, From the Ground Up Floral
|11:45 AM||USING FRESH HERBS FOR ARRANGEMENTS, WREATHS, GARLANDS, AND DÉCOR|
Debbie Wolfe — Author, Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts and blogger, ThePrudentGarden.com
|1:30 PM||FLOWERING SHRUBS: PRUNING TO MAXIMIZE BLOOM AND BEAUTY |
Christina Pfeiffer — Horticulturist, arborist and co-author, Pacific Northwest Gardening Month-by-Month
|3:15 PM||BEYOND JAM: NEW AND EXCITING WAYS TO PRESERVE FRUIT |
Tara Austen Weaver — Author, Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest
|5:00 PM||SET IN STONE: A DIY HYPERTUFA DEMONSTRATION|
Patrick Ryan — Garden writer, radio host and education specialist, Alaska Botanical Garden
The 2019 Northwest Flower & Garden Festival Preview Guide is now available!
This Guide is an invaluable resource for all attendees. It includes the full seminar schedule and detailed seminar descriptions by date and topic as well as highlights of features coming to the show and much more!
CLICK HERE to view and download the Preview Guide.