The Inland Empire Gardeners
Garden Expo Attend

"Gardening Thru the Ages - Never Enough Thyme"

Tons of Vendors, lots of fun, and it’s all free!

DATE - 13 May, 2017- 2nd Saturday in May
HOURS - 9am-5pm
LOCATION - 1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA 
Admission is FREE with lots of free parking 

An Extraordinary Annual Event - 18th Annual Spokane Garden Expo

*Garden-related vendors, please see Garden Expo Exhibit Page

Garden Expo will have many wonderful highlights:
  • Exotic Specialty Plants for Sale
  • Lecture Series - Speakers listed in show brochure
  • One-of-a-Kind Garden Art
  • Door Prizes - Sign up at table in front of main eastside entrance inside
  • Children's Activities - Kid’s booth has fun things to keep little hands busy
  • Garden Accessories & Décor
  • Unique Gifts
  • Food - Spokane Community College Lair Café will be open most of Expo day until mid-afternoon. There will also be plenty of food offerings outdoors
  • Seasonal Floral Sensations Flower Show
Flower Show

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 lates
t in gardening products including: 
Art for the Garden
Concrete Products
Garden Décor
Gardening Supplies 
Gourmet Food Products 
Glass Products 
Hanging Baskets
Honey/Bee Products 
Horticultural Organizations 
Kitchen Products  
Landscape/Tree Services
Lavender Products  
Lighting and Fountains 
Lily Bulbs
Lotions/Skin Care
Metal/Iron Works  
Mosaic Art 
Native Plants
Plant Fertilizers
Plants Local Vendors
Plants Out of Town Vendors 
Pond Supplies
Rock Garden Plants
Shade Plants
Stepping Stones
Succulent Plants
Tomato Plants
Vegetable/Bedding Plants 
Wood Products/Furniture

All Aboard! 
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

List of Other Expo Organizations
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Attend the Show!!
Put May 13, 2017 on your calendar and come join us for a day of fun! It's time for the 18th Annual Spokane Garden Expo. Held at the beautiful Spokane Community College campus, 1810 N Greene St, Spokane WA, each year the garden show draws in thousands of people.
The fair offers over 250 booths of fantastic plant and garden-related items.  You can explore unique offerings of garden art, wind chimes, planters, garden furniture, iron works, and a wealth of other products. It's a great opportunity to get something special for someone to pick up something for your own garden.

The Garden Expo is presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners (TIEG).  This is our 16th year hosting the Expo. Every year the show provides an opportunity for nurseries and merchants to interact with the community by offering a wealth of goods, services and information. Put the Garden Expo on your calendar and come join us for a day of fun!

Location & Directions
The Garden Expo takes place at the Spokane Community College (SCC), 1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA. Getting to SCC from I-90 Eastbound: Take the Thor/Freya St exit. Turn left at Freya St. *Continue traveling north on Freya St. Freya will become Greene St at Mission Ave.  The SCC campus is located at the intersection of Greene St & Mission Ave. You may enter the campus from Greene St or from Mission Ave. 

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

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.  

Out-of-Town Visitors

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.

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.


Info Booth
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.    

Restroom Facilities
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
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!

Contact Us
If you have additional questions about Garden Expo 2016 or would like more information, please use the contact info below. Vendor information will be ready to send out by the end of the year.

  (for the quickest response)

Show Organizer ViAnn Meyer - 509-535-8434 - please leave detailed message w/ your contact info
Mailing Address 
The Inland Empire Gardeners, PO Box 13184, Spokane Valley, WA  99213 

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