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A pomegranate (Punica granatum ‘Pleniflora’) blooming in the Arboretum.

In keeping with the “Gardens of the World” theme of the 2019 Flower & Garden Festival (Feb 20 to 24), this coming year’s Arboretum display will capture the age-old charm, restfulness, romance, and warmth of a traditional Mediterranean garden.

A country villa will provide the backdrop for the scene, and its courtyard garden will be a study in graceful symmetry and hardy, sun-loving plants. Anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of the Mediterranean region will enjoy this garden. And it’s one that translates well to the Pacific Northwest! Despite our damp winters, a dry Mediterranean garden is quite doable here.

Designers: For the 10th year in a row, renowned local plantsman Bob Lilly and award-winning designer Phil Wood will create our display garden, in collaboration with Seattle architect Roger Williams.


Join us for Opening Night Party, and be among the first to see our display!