Wednesday, February 9

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

book icon Book Signing      handout icon  Pro Tips  

We post Speakers' Pro Tips every evening by 9 pm after the show closes for the day. If you would like to access the 2022 SPEAKER PRO TIPS just click on the pink paper icon on the seminar schedule to download and print their Pro Tips, or go to the dropdown menu for a listing of all Speaker Pro Tips. We keep the schedule up for months after the show, so you can access all the Pro Tips as you get back out into the garden.

If you do not see paper symbol, it means that the Speaker didn’t provide an at home tips 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

DESIGNING MIND: AN INSIDER’S LOOK AT MAKING AWARD-WINNING CHELSEA GARDENS
Sarah Eberle - 2022 Show Judge and acclaimed Chelsea Flower Show designer

Sponsored by the
Northwest Horticultural Society


 

11:30 AM

THE ART OF PRUNING PERENNIALS REVISITED
Tracy DiSabato-Aust - 2022 Show Judge, horticulturist, designer and best-selling author, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

Sponsored by the

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

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1:00 PM

REIMAGINING SONOMA’S SPECTACULAR BOTANICAL GARDEN 

Scot Medbury - 2022 Show Judge and Executive Director, Sonoma Botanical Garden

Sponsored by

The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon.

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 GARDEN 101: GARDENING FOR RESILIENCE  

2:30 PM
(90 minutes)

ECOLOGICAL GARDENING FROM CALIFORNIA TO LONDON AND SAUDI ARABIA
Kate Frey - Award-winning garden designer and author of The Bee-Friendly Garden and Ground Rules

 

GARDENING IN ALASKA’S JENSEN-OLSON ARBORETUM 
Ginger Hudson - Director, Jensen-Olson Arboretum, landscape designer and master gardener

 
 

SAVING OUR HEALTH, COMMUNITIES, AND PLANET—ONE GARDEN AT A TIME 
Emily Murphy - Author, GROW NOW and Grow What You Love and blogger, passthepistil.com

 

Sponsored by ColibriNW

 
4:30 PM

DEMAND MORE FROM YOUR GARDEN: MULTI-TASKING LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS AND HARD-WORKING PLANTS
Margie Grace - Award-winning founder and principal, Grace Design Associates and author, Private Gardens of Santa Barbara 

6:00 PM

RECONNECT WITH NATURE: REWILD YOUR GARDEN!
Jessi Bloom - Award-winning owner, NW Bloom, author Creating Sanctuary and co-author, Practical Permaculture Design

HOOD ROOM

(All seminars 60 minutes)

9:30 AM

(NOT SO) SCARY GARDEN WILDLIFE
David Mizejewski - Naturalist at National Wildlife Federation and author, Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

11:00 AM

GOOD FUNGI: HEALTHY ROOTS AND HAPPY PLANTS
Robert Kourik - Author of Sustainable Food Gardens, Your Edible Landscape and Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates

12:30 PM

BACKYARD BLISS: TRANSFORM NEGLECTED GARDEN STRUCTURES INTO A FLORAL-FESTOONED STUDIO

Cynthia Zamaria - Home and garden creative and author, House + Flower: Reviving Forgotten Homes + Abandoned Gardens

2:00 PM

CULTIVATING DELICIOUS: PLAN AND PLANT FOR WARM AND COOL SEASON EDIBLES
Lorene Edwards Forkner - Author, Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables and gardening contributor for The Seattle Times

3:30 PM

FOR THE LOVE OF HUMMINGBIRDS
John Shewey - Author, The Hummingbird Handbook and co-author, Birds of the Pacific Northwest

5:00 PM

FIVE EASY ELEMENTS FOR A HEALTHY GARDEN
Mary-Kate Mackey - Award-winning garden writer, speaker and co-author, The Healthy Garden: Simple Steps for a Green World

6:30 PM

HOSPITALITY BEGINS AT THE STREET: THE POWER OF A WELCOMING ENTRY DESIGN
Phillip Waite - Former University Educator in Landscape Architecture

DIY STAGE

(All seminars 60 minutes)

10:00 AM

NICK’S PICK’S #1: GARDEN TO TABLE FRESHNESS FROM FRUIT, VEGGIES AND SEEDS
Nicholas Staddon - Horticultural consultant and spokesperson/plantsman with Everde Growers and ‘Garden Savvy’ YouTube host
 

11:45 AM

BUILDING AN ORCHARD MASON BEE POLLINATING COLONY IN YOUR BACKYARD
James Ullrich - Owner, Knox Cellars Mason Bees
 

1:30 PM

MOUNTING PLANTS: GROWING EPIPHYTIC AND PLANTS INDOORS
Ann Amato - Horticulturist and seed propagator at Cistus Nursery and blogger, amateurbotannist.com 
 

3:15 PM

A TASTE FOR HERBS
Sue Goetz - Owner, Creative Gardener and author, Complete Container Herb Gardening and A Taste for Herbs

5:00 PM

LET’S HAVE A SEEDS & STEMS PARTY
Janice Cox - Author, Natural Beauty from the Garden and Beautiful Flowers