It’s a “Garden Party” at the 2018 Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, celebrating 30 years of beauty and inspiration with its magnificent gardens, more than 100 free seminars, shopping in the bustling Marketplace and much more, February 7-11 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

America’s second-largest flower and garden event will showcase 17 spectacular gardens chock full of great take-home ideas for gardens of all sizes. Talented garden creators artfully combine floral color and plant textures, hardscapes and lifestyle features into these indoor wonders.

“How-to” tips for both newbie gardeners and green thumb veterans are the focus of scores free seminars by top experts each day. Fun and fast-paced, "Container Wars”returns as gardening luminaries “compete” daily to design eye-catching container displays while sharing helpful advice for audiences. And “Floral Wars,”a new event to the festival, pairs talented experts taking the stage to create distinctive floral arrangements “on-the-clock.”

The always popular “Marketplace” spotlights over 350 vendors offering a cornucopia of quality products, services and artwork. While you’re there visit the “Tasting Corner, ” where dozens of merchants will be selling specialty foods and beverages.

Throughout the festival, attendees can enjoy quality concession menu items and Northwest craft beers and wines as they stroll the aisles.

Festival dates and hours are Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 7-10), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday (Feb. 11), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the festival, including special rates for accommodations, visit






  • Starting Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, repeated every day until Sunday, February 11, 2018 — all day

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