Everyone enjoys the sweet scent of a lovely bouquet of flowers no matter the time of year. Lush pink peonies, vibrant yellow sunflowers, or fragrant lilacs can bring much joy and light to any environment. Here in Seattle, Washington we take our flowers and gardening quite seriously and have annually hosted the second largest Flower and Garden Show in the United States since 1989! This ‘perennial’ show is back for another round this year from February 20-24, so make sure to book a stay now with us at Shafer Baillie Mansion and join us for this cheerful flower festival! In the meantime, what can you expect to find and/or do during this show?
As expected of a Flower and Garden Show, the Gardens showcased during this five-day event will be utterly spectacular! The theme of this year’s festival is “Gardens of the World” and will be showcasing gardens covering designs from the Andes Mountains to Japanese landscaping! During the show there will also be a special Treasure Hunt competition just for kids where garden artists place hidden objects within their display and children hunt for them for prizes, so there is something here for all ages!
The always favorite Floral Competition will display extravagant arrangements of blooms in the Atrium Lobby when you first arrive, giving you a glimpse of what the show has to offer. There will also be City Living patio arrangements displayed on the Convention Center’s Skybridge centered right above Pike Place! These adorable mini garden displays showcase practical ways of utilizing small spaces in apartments, condos, and so forth. Be sure to stop by for some creative new ideas!
The Marketplace features over 300 exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada! This is the place to get all your garden needs, wants, and things you didn’t even know you needed! There will be everything to shop for ranging from seeds to garden tools to handcrafted birdhouses. In addition, the Plant Market will be filled with mini nurseries for houseplants, specialty orchids, ferns, and more!
The Vintage Garden Market will showcase everything recycled such as repurposed furniture, vintage signage, and all sorts of unique treasures! You’ll be sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift here or even a little something for your own garden collection at home.
There will be many opportunities to pick up some new gardening tips, learn how to display flowers in a way that enhances their beauty, and much more! The Flower and Garden Show offers over 100 free seminars during the five day period, giving you plenty of chances to come and learn something new and handy!
The friendly, yet competitive Container Wars is held every day from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM and is sure to get you fired up over gardening! Two gardening experts go head-to-head during this contest and give out tips on how to spice up container gardens while providing amusing back-and-forth dialogue. It is sure to be both entertaining and instructional!
For only $45 a person, all have an opportunity to join in one of the Blooms & Bubbles workshops that are held on a daily basis. These workshops give you the chance to sip a glass of delicious champagne while discovering and crafting amazing floral arrangements! Follow along with that day’s floral design expert and create your own fabulous arrangement to take home with you! All materials are provided during the workshop, including gorgeous flowers, vases, and of course, beverages. Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to take home such a unique and personal memento! *Note: Must be 21+ and provide an ID*
Important Information –
Dates: February 20-24, 2019
Wednesday – Saturday: 9am – 8pm
Sunday: 9am – 6pm
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington
Buy Tickets Here
The Northwest Flower and Garden Show attracts over 60,000 visitors a year, so be sure to join the throngs of garden lovers in Seattle, Washington next month during this vibrant and exciting week! We would absolutely love to host you here at Shafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill, Seattle, so book your stay with us now and don’t miss out on this year’s gardening extravaganza! Have you attended the Flower Show before? What was your favorite part? What do you look forward to this year? We’d love to hear your thoughts!