Spring gardens shows!

Save the date for the 2011 Yard, Garden & Patio Show presented by Dennis’ 7 Dees: February 18-20 at the Oregon Convention Center. It’s the first garden show of the year in the Northwest and you’ll find bigger display gardens, seminars galore, garden art, garden designers and contractors, relaxing beverage gardens, cool plant displays and so much more. Visit http://www.ygpshow.com/ for details.



The following week, is Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show, February 23-27. If you don’t want to drive, think about joining other gardeners on a bus coordinated by the Multnomah County Master Gardeners up to the show. Here are details:

Don’t sweat the drive when you can ride with fellow Portland area gardeners on a comfortable restroom-equipped bus. For $65 you get roundtrip transportation and a ticket to the show. You will have close to eight hours to see the gardens, stroll the vendors market and take in a seminar or two. Purchases can be stored on the bus for the trip home.

  • What: Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Washington State Convention Center, downtown Seattle. Bus transportation from Portland, Ore.
  • Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 (opening day)
  • Time: Loading of bus begins at 5:45 AM, leaves at 6:00 AM (Hollywood Fred Meyer at 3030 NE Weidler). Arrive in Seattle by 9am. Reboard bus at 4:45pm and return to Portland by 9pm.
  • Cost: $65, includes transportation and show entrance fee

Reserve your seat by contacting June Davidek, 503-477-8698. Reserve soon; the bus fills up fast!