The annual Northwest Flower & Garden Festival isn’t the cheapest show of its kind, but it is among the very best. Better Homes & Gardens magazine named it the best flower and garden show in the country in 2020, and judging by the size of the crowds, people agree.
The festival is being held over five days this year, from February 9th to February 13th. Located in the cavernous spaces of the Washington State Convention Center, the festival’s highlight is the large display gardens that take shape from the imaginations and know-how of local designers. The festival is promising that visitors will be able to get “closer to the gardens than ever before.”
There’s a lot to take in at the festival – more than you can probably fit into one day, depending on how dedicated of a gardener or landscaper you are. Because of that, two day and five day passes are available, and you can use them any day of the show. If you want to attend for a specific reason or just don’t want to spend that much time there, a half day pass is also available that gets you entry after 3:00 pm any day of the show and costs $13.
A regular adult ticket for one day is $25 and you can buy is online or at the doors. If you purchase a ticket online before February 9th, when the show opens, the cost is $20. A two day pass is $36. Student tickets cost $10 and kids 12 and under get in free.
The show runs from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday, and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday.