Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
A benefit for Washington Park Arboretum
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The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival returns to the Washington State Convention Center in early February, 2018, and once again the Arboretum Foundation will kick off the show with its annual Opening Night Party & Auction.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., for a celebratory dinner, dazzling entertainment, silent and live auctions, and an intimate preview of the Garden Festival’s stunning display gardens.
A winter party theme: This year’s event will be a “Winter Garden Carnavale,” echoing the “Garden Party” theme of the Festival. The theme is also echoed in our annual Garden Festival display, which will pay homage to the 30th anniversary of the Witt Winter Garden at the Arboretum.
Celebrating 30 years: We won’t just be celebrating the 30th birthday of the Winter Garden but also the 30th year of the NW Flower & Garden Festival—and of Opening Night itself. The party is not to be missed!
Live and silent auctions: During the auctions, guests will be able to bid on all manner of treasures—such as travel packages, dining and theater adventures, exclusive garden tours, and more.
A great cause: All proceeds will help fund environmental education and critical maintenance at the Washington Park Arboretum.
5:00 — Reception and libations
5:30 — First look at the 2018 display gardens
7:00 — Seated dinner and program
8:45 — Program ends; gardens reopen for viewing
9:30 — Gardens close
Honorees & Special Guests
UW Director of Regional and Community Relations
Founder, Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
Associate Professor, UW Department of Landscape Architecture
Our Opening Night Party committee has been hard at work putting together wonderfully unique adventures and experiences for the live and silent auction portions of the event. Guests will get to bid on intriguing auction packages, such as a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Amazon Spheres, a private jazz concert with vocalist Jacqui Naylor, and a week’s stay in a restored Tuscan farmhouse.
See our full auction preview.
Volunteering at Opening Night
Seattle’s most elegant garden party could never be a success without the help of our valued and hard-working volunteers! If you’re interested in helping out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-325-4510.
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Thanks to our event sponsors for their support of the Arboretum on February 6. If you’d like to learn about sponsorship opportunities for Opening Night, please email Tess Forte or call her at 206-325-4510.