With regret, we post an updated statement from the NWFGF:
“Due to the current limitations on large public gatherings and the continuing uncertainty brought about by the COID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, scheduled for February 17 – 21, 2021 at the Washington State Convention Center.
Though we have been working diligently with local and health authorities and our facilities to develop a safe action plan for a return to events, the current climate of the pandemic is not conducive to the operation of consumer and trade shows in the city of Seattle at this time.”
The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival touches the hearts of gardeners throughout the Pacific Northwest and provides inspiration to all gardeners, no matter your personal, financial, or cultural status. It is a platform to share knowledge, exchange ideas with like-minded people, and learn about new plant material and innovative gardening products.
Although we are disappointed not to attend this year’s Festival, as well as not to be able to visit with our customers, colleagues, and friends, we fully support the difficult decision of the Marketplace Events management team to protect our Maritime community. We can only imagine the challenging factors taken into consideration to make this decision, including the permanent furloughs extended to your staff. We extend our sympathies to the event organizers and staff and we thank you for the passion and commitment that each one of you has given that has spurred ardent interest for us and the gardening community.
Christianson’s Plant List for the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival
Interested in acquiring the plants we used that made our display garden complete? Here is our curated, two-page NWFGF Plant List that we used for “Hill Top Farm” display.
A Hopeful Spring
A Garden in the Making
Toni: Our samples of three types of English fencing styles will be of interest. We will have a rail style fence built by our master carpenters, Carl and Mike, using salvaged wood from the 300-foot shade house we needed to take down at the Nursery because of its age. We’ll also have a dry stone fence built by Joshua from Vashon Island. He will be using stones from Marenakos Stone for this wall. And, last but not least, we will have a living fence designed and built by Laura who is a master at weaving plants and vines together to build anything from a seasonal wreath to topiary to a living fence. She also plants over 600 beautiful hanging baskets and numerous container gardens for spring and summer sales at our Nursery.
Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top
Drawing Inspiration from Beatrix’s Garden
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival 2020
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A Day Well Spent
John and Toni Christianson have been a participant at Seattle’s Northwest Flower & Garden Festival since 1991. A Day Well Spent (featured below) was Christianson’s award-winning garden design from 2011.