Arboretum Display Garden
February 11 to 15, 2015
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Each year the Arboretum Foundation, with support from its City and University partners at the Arboretum, presents a horticultural display at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show.
Picture Yourself on Azalea Way (2015)
An Historic Garden Promenade, Living Dresses, and an Interactive Photo Op
The Washington Park Arboretum has been the stage for many couples falling in love. Taking its cue from the Garden Show theme for 2015, our display will portray how romance blossoms in the Arboretum, specifically on a spring day along Azalea Way. What could be more romantic than a stroll in the Arboretum along this historic, Olmsted-designed promenade flanked by colorful azaleas, cherry trees, bulbs, and groundcovers?
The scene we are creating is a timeless one, but we will also include a novel twist—our small slice of Azalea Way will double as a photo opportunity. It will be a walk-through garden that allows visitors to literally step into the scene and stand behind “living dresses”—dress forms richly covered in ornamental plants and fabric. Friends and family can capture the scene with their smart phones and post them on their favorite social media.
For the eight year in a row, renowned local plantsman Bob Lilly and award-winning designer Phil Wood will be creating our display garden. They will be assisted by project manager Brooklyn Deatherage.
Interested in Volunteering?
If you’d like to help out with the display garden, please email our Volunteer Resources Manager Megan Meyer or call her at 206-325-4510.
Photos of Recent Arboretum Displays