WHAT IF I told you that you could give the gift of spring?
Goose winter-dulled senses and catch “Spring Fever” at this year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. A harbinger of spring for more than 30 years, this year’s show is filled with more colorful blossoms and ideas to spark horticultural flights of fancy than ever.
Whether you’re a seasoned grower or just learning your maple from your mulch, there’s something for everyone at this five-day gardening extravaganza that starts in late February. “Completely approachable and an entertaining mash-up of flowers, fashion and horticulture, the NWFG Festival is not your grandmother’s garden show,” says operations manager Courtney Goetz.
Wait — I’m a (new) grandmother, and I anticipate this annual event like a kid looks forward to summer!
Dozens of spectacular display gardens in all shapes and sizes, including small-space urban living vignettes, make up the heart of the festival. Two-time “Best in Show” winner and perennial People’s Choice selection Christianson’s Nursery returns to this year’s display garden stage to craft a verdant landscape within a cavernous cement structure in downtown Seattle. Prepare to be transported.