Sky Nursery to participate in Northwest Flower & Garden Show Feb 5-9

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"It's All in the Movies"
2013 NW Flower and Garden Show
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Local participants join line-up of spectacular display gardens, over 100 how-to seminars and glittering Marketplace at the Northwest Flower / Garden Show, February 5-9 in Seattle

The 26th Northwest Flower / Garden Show provides imagination and inspiration with its magnificent showcase of gardens big and small, over 100 free seminars, “Play With Friends” for families, a big line-up of exhibitors in the Marketplace and more, next week (February 5-9) at the Washington State Convention Center.

“Art in Bloom” is the show’s theme for 2014, with the region’s top garden designers and landscape firms embracing a festive tribute to art in over 20 colorful and dramatic display gardens. It’s a rich palette of color and light, with thousands of blooming flowers and exotic plants giving showgoers a sneak preview of spring.

Sky Nursery is a participant in the Small Space Showcase. North Seattle businesses showcasing their products and services in the Marketplace include Chavah’s Garden and Groovy Girlfriends.

Complementing the eye-popping display gardens, the “Small Space Showcase” presents innovative, idea-generating small space and container gardens for those seeking inspiration for gardens on their deck, patio and terrace. The artistry of the area’s top floral designers is spotlighted in the “Floral Competition,” with lavish displays of artfully arranged blooms.

“Seminar Series” offers tips for gardening newbies to lifelong gardeners

The show boasts a big line-up of 110 seminars presented by top-tier experts, all free with admission to the show. It’s a great way to jump-start your gardening experiences--and learn about trends that not only beautify but are practical, too.

The popular “Gardening 101” series for the new gardener runs all five days of the show this year. Speakers include local luminaries Ciscoe Morris, Marty Wingate, Marianne Binetti, Debra Prinzing, Rizanino Reyes, Bill Thorness and many others. Here is a complete schedule of seminars and book signings.

“Play With Friends” and Treasure Hunt provide fun and interactive activities for children

With children 12 and under admitted free to the show, it’s a fun-filled environment where children can touch, play, learn--and take something home. Children can create fish, sea creatures, cranes and other structures with robotocized Legos, make stop motion animation videos with figures and drawings they create, and contribute to a Waterfront mural.

Children can also participate in a show-wide treasure hunt, sponsored by Swansons Nursery, with entry forms available in “Play With Friends” and show information booths.

The “Marketplace” spotlights new and distinctive garden products, thousands of plants and one-of-a-kind creations

Hours and Admission

Show dates and hours are Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 5-8), 9am to 8pm; and Sunday (Feb. 9), 9am to 6pm.

Adult “Early bird” discount tickets ($17) are available up to Feb. 4, and can be purchased by visiting the show’s website or at over 75 participating nurseries and retail outlets in the region. Visit for online purchases and complete listing of ticket sale outlets. Phone orders can be placed at 800-343-6973.

Regularly priced adult admission tickets are $22; and $5 for youth (ages 13 – 17). Children 12 and under are admitted free to the show.


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