Two local designers featured at this year’s garden show

Magnolia’s Susie Landscape Designs (Association of Professional Landscape Designers-WA Chapter, APLD) and Queen Anne’s Pamela Richards Garden Design are showcasing their designs at this year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show.

As two of the region’s top Garden Creators, they are embracing the show-wide “Romance Blossoms” theme among the 23 marquee display gardens, using upward of 50 percent more flowers in bloom.

APLD’s “Over the Moon” display features an oversize full moon and a sky full of stars to set the tone for this “night garden.” Large conifers and white birches frame a garden pavilion overlooking a meadow of spring flowering bulbs and colorful grasses. All circular elements in the garden resonate with the moon’s shape, color and spirit.

Pamela Richards Garden Design’s “Romantic Folly” reflects Maude and Parker in love. A romantic bench serves as a focal point in this picnic scene. Flowers fabricated from recycled glass bloom among roses, rhododendron and tulips. Atop stone and grass steps, a gate extends from a metal tree and draws attention to the garden’s center, where water in a picturesque container splashes into a rill and flows to a pond. 

The 27th-annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show also includes 110 seminars, a marketplace with more than 350 exhibitors and a new Family Farm Center.

The show runs Wednesday, Feb. 11, through Saturday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. For more information, visit