Free Garden Seminars and Demonstrations
The Yard, Garden and Patio show features a plethora of free gardening seminars for you to choose from – and there is something for everyone no matter your skill or interest in gardening. Offerings in 2013 included garden design, vegetable gardening, floral arranging, sustainable practices, plant selections, and demonstrations on exciting garden features.
Noted plant explorer, lecturer, and author Dan Hinkley, sponsored by Monrovia, returned to the show with two seminars: noteworthy trees, shrubs and vines for our northwest gardens (Friday) along with a foliage driven seminar (Saturday). Debra Prinzing, noted Seattle garden writer and current specialist in floral displays from your own garden, offered two talks on Saturday: four season bouquets and a demonstration on the eco-couture bouquet. We were excited to have Matthew Levesque, the San Francisco based expert on designing with reused and recycled materials, speak on Friday and Saturday.
But that's not all. Some of our perennial favorites also returned: Lucy Hardiman, local gardening diva, Richie Steffen from the Miller Garden, Maurice Horn from Joy Creek, Dan Heims of Terra Nova, Portland's veg guru Willi Galloway, and local garden expert Linda Beutler…plus much, much more.