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Check out some of the inspiring displays from the Pacific Northwest’s biggest annual garden festival.

April 6, 2022

The 2022 Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, which took place at the Washington State Convention Center Feb. 9-13, proved once again to be a hit with attendees and exhibitors alike. The second-largest garden festival in the U.S., it serves as an annual source of inspiration for seasoned gardeners and beginners alike to gather new ideas for beautiful living spaces. This year’s show, themed “Greetings from Spring,” featured two dozen garden displays and vignettes, 90+ seminar workshops, marketplace treasures and an impressive showcase of houseplants tied to the blossoming trend. Check out some of the show-stopping displays from the Pacific Northwest’s biggest annual garden festival. — Julianne Mobilian

1. Fleurs De Villes returned to Seattle with a ROSÉ-themed exhibit benefiting breast cancer research at the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. Local florists were invited to participate, and Callarose & Company won Best in Show with their Glinda the Good Witch from Wizard of Oz-inspired design.
2. From experienced horticulturists to those who fell in love with houseplants, and everyone in between, there were fun, exploring and educational experiences to be had by all at the 2022 event.
3. Attendees were encouraged to embrace the fairy tale feeling of peeking into the Northwest Orchid Society and Hartley Botanic’s classic English-style greenhouse, surrounded by a European-inspired cobblestone wall that created beautiful planting areas and land contour changes.
4. Urban Earth Nursery presented a whimsical yet practical space featuring an abundance of stunning, edible plants. These unique perennial edibles provided a joyful spring energy perfect for those looking to grow their own produce while maintaining a beautiful aesthetic.
5. In partnership with local garden designers, the NW Flower & Garden Festival displays inspirational patio gardens that offer practical ideas and creativity for apartment and condo dwellers or anyone with limited outdoor space. Inspired by working from home, this “City Living” display was created by Rooted In Landscape.
6. Redwood Builders Landscaping’s garden display shone with texture differentiation and perfectly manicured bonsai trees.