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A Floral Symphony: NW Flower and Garden Show Comes to Seattle

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Since 1989, the Northwest Flower and Garden show has been bringing gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration, held in the beautiful Washington State Convention Center. The show runs from February 8 -12, and it’s the second-largest garden show in the US! The rich tradition of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show continues with spectacular Display Gardens, how-to advice by top experts, shopping for accessories and gifts, and activities for the entire family.

You’ll find six acres of Display Gardens showcasing the work and innovative approaches to garden design by top Garden Creators.

A big line-up of gardening luminaries share the latest trends and “how-to” information in over 120 seminars covering gardening in small spaces, “urban edibles,” tips for spicing up existing gardens and much more.

“The PlayGarden” returns with hands-on fun for children and parents! How many times have you told your kids “don’t touch!” in a public place? Those rules don’t apply at The PlayGarden. This new interactive activity area is specifically designated for children and their parents. This is a garden just for kids–and its focus is strictly “hands on!” The classic song “Rockin’ Robin” is spotlighted through The PlayGarden’s visuals and activities in celebration of the show’s overall theme for 2012: “A Floral Symphony.” (Children 11 and under are admitted free to the show, and The PlayGarden is free to everyone.) Around-the-clock activities for children include a series of fun musical entertainers every show day on the Sprout Stage, including ”Caspar Babypants”, Nancy Stewart, “Your Imaginary Friends” Jana Vitols & Greg Ruby and Lisa Taylor with the “Creepin’ Critters.”

You’ll have a chance to see the hottest new products and services in the “Marketplace” for a one- stop shopping experience.

Tiny spot for a garden at your house? You’ll find inspiration for small spaces in the Container Exhibition! See just how creative and grand container plantings can be in a small space.

Hear live performances by a variety of top local musical groups to underscore the show’s 2012 theme, “A Floral Symphony…Gardens Take Note.”

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is the largest event of its kind west of the Mississippi–and the second largest garden show event in the United States!

The show runs Wednesday – Saturday, February 8-11, from 9:00am to 8:00pm. Saturday February 12, from 9:00am to 6:00pm

ADMISSION: Adult (at the door) – $20; Youth (12 to 17 years) – $5; and Children (11 and under) – FREE. Visit http://www.gardenshow.com for advance discounted ticket sales and more information.

The Washington State Convention Center is located at:
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.gardenshow.com

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