It's open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and you can buy a half-day ticket starting from 3 p.m.
If you can't do it this year, mark your calendar for February 2018!
I'm continuing to look at the features of the Show which make me, an amateur gardener, look forward to it from year to year. My previous post is HERE.
7 - As a member of a multi-national family, I like that the Show is multicultural, celebrating different nations' traditions, ways of life and ways of gardening. Just look at these gardens:
Hanami - the annual spring viewing of the cherry blossoms. Family and friends gather on the mats beneath the trees to spend the day relaxing, picnicking and singing.
Some plants used: Japanese maple, camellia sinensis, dwarf hinoki cypress, dwarf Japanese cedar, paperbush, Japanese holly, red margin bamboo, Japanese pieris, Japanese cherry, Yoshino cherry, azalea...
This garden is a marriage of cultures, featuring American barbecue and Asian-influenced dining.
8 - I like that the Show has something interesting for kids.
Parents, who brought their kids to the Show instead of letting them play with their electronic gadgets, I'm taking my hat off to you!
Pesticide-free garden, where beneficial bugs recycle organic material, control pests and pollinate flowers.
'Compost Cafe' with beetles, centipedes, worms and other creatures; 'Bug Hotels', water catchments, puddling basin of natural stone.
Well, there are many reasons I love NWFGS. I outlined some of them, and now, let's just walk around and enjoy the rest of the display gardens.
Outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, seating area, working garden with herbs and vegetables...
I love the plant combinations in this garden!
"The combination of like colors in shrubs, flowers and trees creates a 'wow' factor".
"The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the world's greatest craft brewers, and here you can find them on tap in the old backyard".
"An unused shed has been transformed into a cozy center of conviviality, complete with tap handles and a bar.
The surrounding garden is full of ingredients to create great cocktails".
This hammock is made from recycled barrels
A cozy cabin, stone pathway, sunken patio with stone benches and basal stone landing, built-in beer cooler in the pond - it's not just Camping, it's Glamping!
A classic design meets the modern functionality of edible gardening.
Garden 6. The Fruit Of Our Labor
Garden Creator: Elandan Gardens LTD
Designed by Dan and Will Robinson
This Contorted Filbert is believed to be the largest in the state of Washington
Dan Robinson of Elandan Gardens
There will be more posts with the Show pictures.
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All gardens' descriptions can be found on the NWFGS website
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