"Gardening Thru the Ages - Never Enough Thyme"
Tons of Vendors, lots of fun, and it’s all free!
Floral Art Designers/Judges Council will hold a judged flower show inside the Lair Bigfoot Bistro at the Garden Expo.
Garden Expo 2017 Talks
Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St - Free Admission
*Seminars - Lair Auditorium
10am - Barry Hoffer - Maples for all Seasons - “Japanese Maples in the Spokane Landscape”
11:30am - Robin Fox - Weather Service Meteorologist - “Gardener’s Wonderful Weather”
1pm - Linda Beutler - Curator, Rogerson Clematis Garden - “Some Like it Hot”
2:30pm - Phyllis Stephens - Local Media Personality - “'Do What I Tell You, Not What I Do--the Truth Behind a Local Garden Expert's Garden”
*Demos - Lair Conference Room
10am - Kimberly Morgan - Family History Expert, Teacher - “Keeping a Garden Journal--a Return to Simplicity”
11am - Torie Foote - Footehill Farms - “Creating Medicinal Salves”
1pm -Spokane Conservation District - “Why Use a Rain Barrel?”
2pm - Elizabeth Castell - The Tomato Lady - “Something Old, Something New, Something Blue: Heirlooms, Unusual and the Dwarf Tomato Project”
Here is what I have so far food vendor wise for this year’s show. Hungry yet?
Arabesque Farms & Bakery - Organic Artisan bread, pastries, cinnamon rolls
Bistro Box - Sliders, Sandwiches, Fries, Salads
Brain Freeze Creamery - Ice Cream, Shakes, Waffles
Frank’s Franks - Frankfurters, Chips, Soda
Have Beans Will Travel - Mobile Espresso
Lylo's Teriyaki - Chicken Teriyaki, Eggroll, Fried Rice, Noodles, Orange Chicken
MacDaddy’s Shameless Sausage - Gourmet Mac & Cheese, Sausages
Mickledean’s Ice Cream - Prepackaged Ice Creams
Old Fashion Kettle Corn Co - Kettle Korn & Lemonade
Roamin’ Pizza Chariot - Wood-fire Pizza
Soups On - Soup, Bread, Sandwiches
Spokane Community College Lair Bigfoot Café - Grilled favorites, Sandwiches
Tacos Camargo - Authentic Mexican Food
Tobys Barbecue - Barbecue Sandwiches, Sides
Shopping sure does work up an appetite!
You Are in the Right Place on May 13, 2017 at the Spokane Community College if You...
LONG FOR a garden that enriches your life and feeds your soul.
SEEK the latest gardening news, tips and shortcuts.
CRAVE the newest and coolest plants.
ENJOY bringing the fragrance/beauty of the garden indoors.
NEED guidance toward more organic practices.
WANT "down-to-earth" ideas that inspire rather than intimidate.
LOVE real gardens, by real people.
BELIEVE many things are possible with just the planting of a seed.
What’s it All About?
The Spokane Community College will spring to life with everything you need to make your garden beautiful at the 18th annual Garden Expo, May 13, 2017 from 9am-5pm.
Shop for the latest in gardening products including:
Art for the Garden
Gourmet Food Products
Lighting and Fountains
Plants Local Vendors
Plants Out of Town Vendors
Rock Garden Plants
While at the Garden Expo, be sure to check out the Inland Northwest Garden Railroad Society’s outdoor garden train set-up--always a big hit with the kids. It may even appeal to the kid in your own heart. Trains will be running on time all day on May 13, 2017. Check out their website at inlandnorthwestgardenrailroadsociety.org.
List of Other Expo Organizations
From I-90 Westbound: Take the Thor/Freya St exit. Turn right at Freya St. (*see above) Campus is located on the corner of Green & Mission. The college is less than 2 miles north of the I-90 and Freya Street interchange.
Parking for the Expo is limited to the surrounding areas of the Spokane Community College campus. There is a large parking lot of the southeast side of the campus and there is an even larger parking lot of the northwest side by the Clock Tower. There is limited designated disabled parking. We highly encourage car-pooling.
Spokane Community College - Venue
Located at the corner of Mission Ave and Greene St in east Spokane, SCC is highly regarded for its professional-technical programs, including specialties in health sciences; information technology; industrial, manufacturing and automotive technology; hospitality and culinary arts; building trades; and agriculture and natural resource management. The college also has a strong educational tradition in the liberal arts.
Faculty and staff at SCC value and promote the power and growth of learning. The college's four critical learning abilities--responsibility, communication, problem solving and global awareness--are supported and enhanced through curriculum and student services. For more information on their programs go to www.scc.spokane.edu.
There are 3 ATMs located within the center of Lair building by the college bookstore. Two additional portable ATMs are outside. Be sure to have cash on hand, not all vendors take credit cards.
Need a place to stay? The Garden Expo Management recommends local area hotel--Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton 16418 E. Indiana Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Phone: 509-928-6900. http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com
Directions - From I-90 westbound, take Sullivan Exit 291B to Indiana Avenue and turn right--the hotel is approximately .5 miles on your right. From I-90 Eastbound, take Sullivan Exit 291B, turn left on Sullivan for .2 miles, turn right on Indiana Ave and follow for .6 miles to hotel which will be on your right.
Expo visitors can stop by the Expo Information Booth outside in front of the circular driveway on the southeast side of the show if you have any questions. There will be a blown-up map of Expo vendor booth space locations in case you are looking for a specific vendor. Maps are not available for public distribution since it is so large. The Expo is such a big, expansive show it is designed as a go-with-the-flow show, so you should plan to just relax and have fun and take in the vendors and the sights as you come across them.
The main restrooms at the Expo are located down from the southeast entrance to the Lair building on the right hand side of the long hallway. There are smaller restrooms throughout the Lair facility. Porto Potties will be available at a designated outdoor location by the SCC Gym on the northeast side of the campus.
Top 10 Reasons to Attend Garden Expo 2017
1 - Save Money! Take advantage of exclusive show only discounts and pricing
2 - Lots of good, tasty food
3 - Talk with the experts--compare prices and get the best deal
4 - FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING
5 - Save Time! Find everything for your home and garden all in one place!
6 - Shop 'til you drop in our arts, craft, and gift areas
7 - Free Seminars and Show-me-How Demonstrations
8 - The latest in outdoor living and gardening lifestyle products
9 - Eliminate the middleman-buy direct from the growers
10 - So much to see & do! Have Fun!