Garden lovers be sure to mark you calendar for one of the largest flower and garden shows in North America, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center from February 26 to March 1, 2020.
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle offers 20 stunning display gardens and more free garden and horticulture seminars and workshops than any other garden show in the world. You’ll find inspiring landscape ideas, the latest features and products for outdoor spaces, formal and informal gardens, balcony and container gardens, and vegetable and herb gardens.
Whether you are a new gardener in need of sensible advice or a seasoned pro, you’ll find ideas, products, fact-filled seminars, hands-on demonstrations, and more valuable information for your next home gardening project, whether small or large.
Below we include basic information about the show and several tips for making the most of your day at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show.
Northwest Flower & Garden Show Basic Information
When & Where: February 26 – March 1, 2020 at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 9:00am – 8:00pm. Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm.
Regular tickets: $25; valid for one admission per person per day and free re-entry with hand-stamp at the Festival entrances.
Multi-day passes: Two-day pass $36. Five-day pass $75.
Child tickets: Children 12 and under are FREE. Student tickets (Ages 13-23) are available for only $10 and are valid any day of the Show. Child backpacks are suggested instead of strollers to allow you to navigate the show more easily as it can get crowded.
How to save on Northwest Flower & Garden Show tickets and parking
Ticket Discounts: Save $5 over regular the regular ticket price when you buy advance tickets online or at local ticket outlets. Save on online tickets fees by purchasing tickets at over 75 local retail outlets.
Half-day tickets: Half Day Pass $13, includes entry after 3pm Wednesday-Saturday or after 2pm on Sunday. This can be an exceptional deal since most people spend 4-5 hours at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Plus, late afternoon and evening offer the smallest crowds. However, check the seminar schedule; if there are particular presentation you want to see, you will want to plan your visit around those times and may need a full day pass. Also check the 2020 Flower & Garden Show exhibitor list and make note of those vendors that are a “must see” for you.
Convention Center Parking: Save up to 50% on parking when you reserve through Spot-Hero Page.
For more information, visit the Northwest Flower & Garden Show ticket page.
Tips for getting the most out of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show
FREE package check located in the center of the show, across from the Skybridge Lobby. So shop to your hearts content and store plants and bulky purchases here until you leave the show.
FREE seminars are included with your Flower & Garden Show Ticket. Seminar seating is first-come, first-served. Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes the seminar start time to be assured of a good seat. Plan ahead to identify the seminars most important to you. Check the 2020 Seminar Schedule on the Northwest lower & Garden Show website.
Shop the marketplace from hundreds of exhibitors featuring plants, unique garden products, vintage decor items, and so much more. Take advantage of discounts and special offers during the show. So, shop beforehand so you know what current prices are and can spot the good deals to grab and the not-so-good deals you can pass up.
Bookstore and author signing. Buy books from your favorite horticulture and garden authors and meet authors after seminars at the Book Signing Station located near the seminar rooms. Autographed books also make great gifts for garden-loving family and friends. You can also shop for books from past speakers and other current popular gardening titles.
Video and still photography are encouraged at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in the garden and other main show feature areas. However, please ask a vendor for permission before photographing their exhibit booth. And, no photography is allowed during the seminars.
ADA Accessibility: The Washington State Convention Center is ADA accessible with disabled parking in the Convention Center garage. The Convention Center does not have wheelchairs available, so you plan to bring your own wheelchair or rent one from a local company who can deliver to the show.
Social media. Find the Northwest Flower & Garden Show on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter @nwfgs or #nwfgs.
Food and beverages at a range of prices are available from many food service establishments inside the Convention Center and the surrounding neighborhood.
For more information, visit the Northwest Flower & Garden Show website.
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Upcoming Home & Garden Shows
Listed below are more home & garden shows in the Puget Sound region on our calendar.
(If nothing is listed below, there are no upcoming home & garden shows in our calendar for the next 90 days.)
Friday, June 12, 2020
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Sunday, June 14, 2020
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- Check our list of other Home & Garden shows in the Puget Sound region.
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