The Northwest Flower & Garden Show February 1999

My sister in-law Mardi, Kris Migos (Pres. of the EHS) and I had the chance to get away from all the snow for a couple of days and treat ourselves to a visually delightful garden show in Seattle.
We stayed in the Westcoast Vance Hotel and were treated very well. The staff were great in making our stay comfortable.
There were 28 show gardens - these were fully landscaped with wonderful new ideas to take back home and think about for our own gardens. I was particularly impressed with Molbak's display, but then I like a garden full of pinks, purples and blues. There was a little bit if wimsy in it as well, since this was Snow Whites refuge! You will see that one of the pictures includes a mouse!
There were many beautiful gardens and ideas - using wrought iron on arbours added a different dimension to the top, keeping it light. I also saw one that had copper tubing on the top. Water features in abundance and of course the plants.
Seattle Design Center has four different rooms set up and from there we went to see the over 300 booths that were set up with everything a gardener could want and then some!
Jasmine and Australian Bush Mint seem to be the plants this year as they were almost in every booth...the smell of jasmine was in the air!
There were over 100 free seminars and hands-on workshops for everyone from a novice to a seasoned gardener. The show covers five acres on two floors...so make sure when you visit, you wear comfortable shoes.
If you still have the energy, there are special exhibits like the Orchid show where over 20,000 orchids are displayed and sold, or the Childrens gardens, or the Miniature gardens or even the Educational booths!
And yes, there is a huge area set aside to rest those weary feet and partake of food or beveridge.
Hope you enjoy some of the pictures I took while there....

Northwest Flowers Show #1

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Northwest Flowers Show #8

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row