Show Features

The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival has special show attractions for everyone. Our most popular features are Container Wars, the Show Gardens, the Marketplace, the Seminars, and more.

There is something for everyone - from kids to adults and newbies to experts!

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The Gardens

Each year, over twenty different Garden Creators from around the Pacific Northwest put their blood, sweat and tears into our stunning display gardens. These incredible works of art, constructed in under 72 hours on the show floor, are central to what makes the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival a world-renowned experience of garden design and innovation.

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With over 350 high-quality exhibitors, it’s a spectacular shopping opportunity for one-of-a-kind gift items, must-have plants, the hottest new garden accessories, hand-crafted art and furniture, vintage garden wares, books, specialty seeds, artisan gourmet foods, and more. This one-stop shopping destination attracts quality exhibitors from around the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. View the Exhibitor List here.

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Seminars

When you dig into our FREE seminars and demonstrations, you’ll be inspired to turn your garden dreams into reality. Whether you’re a novice gardener, or a well-seasoned veteran, our expert Speakers show you how to create gracious outdoor living spaces and luscious, sustainable gardens perfect for your family. View the seminar schedule

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City Living

Staged on the Convention Center’s Skybridge spanning Pike Street far below, 10 delightful patio gardens offer lots of practical ideas and inspiration with container garden design, especially for apartment and condo dwellers or anyone with a limited space for outdoor living.

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Blooms & Bubbles

Join us for Blooms & Bubbles – an exciting floral design workshop at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival! Every day at 2:00 PM, sip on a glass of champagne while creating a fabulous make-and-take project led by a local floral design expert. Includes show admission, all necessary workshop materials, a glass of champagne to sip on, and more. Learn more.

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CONTAINER WARS

Container Wars returns with fast-paced fun and ideas for great container gardens. You’ll get a first-hand look at dueling gardening experts creating beautiful and practical containers, while sharing helpful tips during their 60-minute demonstration. The action will be emcee'd by syndicated gardening columnist and television host Marianne Binetti with some fabulous audience giveaways!

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Community Plant Center

Visit the Community Plant Center to talk with local non-profit educational organizations, discover regional classes and tours from public gardens, and get a rare opportunity to purchase unique plants from these gardens.

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Kid's Treasure Hunt

Every year the Gardens Creators “hide” an item somewhere in their display garden. Look for the hidden treasure and record where you find it - find them all to get a blooming prize to take home! This year's Treasure Hunt is sponsored by West Seattle Nursery.

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Opening Night Party

Every year, the Festival kicks off with a celebratory evening benefiting the non-profit Arboretum Foundation. Hosted on Tuesday, February 25, from 5 to 9 PM, party guests with get the first look at the display gardens and enjoy a celebratory dinner, dazzling entertainment, and unique items and experiences up for grabs in the silent and live auctions.