The Northwest Flower & Garden Show returns to the Washington State Convention Center from February 20 to 24, and once again the Arboretum Foundation will kick off the show with its annual Opening Night Party, a benefit for the Washington Park Arboretum on Tuesday, February 19.
Guests can enjoy a fabulous evening of food, wine, live music, and silent auctions—and the opportunity to view the beautiful display gardens at the Garden Show the day before it opens to the public. This year marks the 25th anniversary of both the Garden Show and Opening Night. To celebrate the occasion, the Garden Show will have a special “silver” theme: “The Silver Screen Takes Root…Gardens Go Hollywood.”
Visitors to the show will see some of their favorite movies come to life as luscious display gardens. The display will include Washington Park Arboretum’s crowd-pleasing “A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden,” which pays homage to Peter Jackson’s new movie of The Hobbit and the 2.5-acre New Zealand Forest being planted at the south end of the Arboretum in late spring 2013.
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Gardening superstar Ciscoe Morris will emcee this year’s Fund-A-Need event, which will raise money to support the Arborist and Tree Care Program.
Tuesday, February 19
5:00 to 9:30 p.m. (Patrons & Benefactors)
6:30 to 9:30 (Members & Non-Members)
Washington State Convention Center
Visit Arboretum Foundation for more information and tickets