The Northwest Flower & Garden Show takes a Bow

A brilliant bouquet of gardens

Photo: Lorene Edwards Forkner

Photo: Lorene Edwards Forkner


“The Silver Screen Takes Root…Gardens Go Hollywood” was the theme of the 25th annual Northwest Flower & Garden show held February 20-24, 2013 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.  And what a theatrical party it was!

Movie-themed gardens were sufficiently theatrical (although perhaps with a few more mannequins and taxidermy exhibits than I’m comfortable with) with strong storytelling, some instances of brilliant plantsmanship, boggling feats of staging, and plenty of practical tips and takeaways for the tens of thousands of winter-weary, garden-starved attendees to tuck away for the coming growing season.

Here’s a glimpse into the (movie) magic:

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For more information about all the display gardens, seminar speakers, and other highlights from this years show go to