Friday, February 22, 2019

#Northwest Flower & Garden Festival - Saturday Snapshot

It's been several years since I've attended the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, so I jumped at the chance to go this past week. The indoor festival is held at the Washington State Convention Center. This year's theme was "Gardens of the World," and the displays were amazing. I always wonder how the landscapers are able to create these beautiful scenes indoors with everything blooming to perfection. Waterfalls, too! Here are a few of the dozens of photos I took.
(Click on photos to enlarge.)

This display was named "Notting Hill Modern English Garden."
The plants were all green and white, and the waterfall adds soothing sound.
The orbs lining the walkway are stainless steel.
 

"Alpenhaus - Switzerland and Germany"
"Escape to the Mountains" - influenced by the landscaper's work
on both sides of the Cascades Mountains, Washington State, US.
"Shalimar"
I'm not 100% certain, but I think this display is
"Fakeation - Create Your Destination."
That's a solar-powered stove on the left of the walkway.

"Mystic Garden" drew me in through its moon gate entrance.
This was my favorite display.

More info about the garden festival HERE.





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14 comments:

Melinda said...

Those are some amazing gardens! I'd be afraid to take my husband to this as he might get *too* inspired and then who knows what our backyard would look like!
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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've never been to a garden show, but it looks like great fun. It baffles how they are able to grow plants from other parts of the world in your area. It is almost like magic.

So beautiful!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Melinda: You'd discover lots of ways to get TOO inspired at the garden show! I think you'd be smart to go without your husband.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Deb: Our climate in Western Washington (Puget Sound area) is generally mild--not extremely cold or extremely hot. I've been told it's because of the North Pacific Current. The plantings displayed at the garden show are not necessarily realistic. They include plants together that don't really bloom at the same time. So although the displays are gorgeous, they're usually not something a person could recreate in their own backyard.

judy said...

Beautiful photos!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Yes, Mystic Garden is gorgeous. But the English garden appeals to be because when we had gardens I always wanted an all-white garden.

Colleen Reece said...

Spectacular! Thanks for once again taking me on a journey of discovery. We are so fortunate to have such beauty and places to visit in our area.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Judy: I'm glad you enjoyed my photos. I had a great time at the garden show.
Jackie: I saw so many beautiful gardens at the show--full of color and texture--but the English garden was one of my favorites, too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Colleen: The garden show outing was so much fun. Now I've got lots of ideas for springtime plantings -- most of them probably unattainable. Thank you for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment.

Dace Pedecis said...

What fun, Sandy! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It's hard for me to pick a favorite. I love the all white flowers display, as well as the Washington State one. They'd probably be my top two. But Mystic Garden is also beautiful. Don't you just love the word, "Fakeation"? I take a lot of those.

restlessjo said...

We used to do lots of garden shows in England, partly because my husband designed landscapes, but we both love plants. There's a Mediterranean style one here in the Algarve next month, and we'll be there. :) :) Thanks for sharing! I especially like that Cascades one.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Dace, I could have posted dozens more pictures but didn't want to overdo it! Seeing those beautiful exhibits made me want to get out and start planting... even though I know it's too early for annuals. I'll post more photos next weekend for Saturday Snapshot.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Restlessjo: The Cascades garden was one of my favorites, too. It featured a witch hazel in bloom, and I wish I could have posted its scent. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the whole Cascades exhibit in the photo because of the crowds of people.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Klara S said...

I'd love to go garden and flowers festival.