Tuesday, February 1, 2011

RAG Event: Behind-the-Scenes at Yard, Garden & Patio Show!

Ever wonder how the showcase gardens at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show (YGP) are built in only four days? Well readers, here’s your exclusive opportunity to get a sneak peak at the gardens as they are being built.

We’ll start the evening in the VIP lounge overlooking the showcase gardens so you can get a birds eye view. You’ll be welcomed by the show’s manager (OAN’s Allan Niemi) and volunteer YGP chair (Ken Christopherson, ProGrass). The show’s presenting sponsor Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers has been designing YGP show gardens for years—they get more interesting and beautiful each year—and this year is no exception. You’ll hear about their design and some of the challenges they’ve encountered. Then we’ll head down to the show floor among the controlled pandemonium for a close-up look at the gardens, Curiously Cool Plant display and Incredible Edible Garden under construction (you need to sign a waiver upon registering for the event in order to have access to the show floor).

Sign up now!

• Wednesday, February 16, 2011
• Oregon Convention Center (take MAX; street or convention center parking is also available)
• VIP Lounge (enter at the main entrance on MLK Blvd. and take the elevator to the second floor VIP Lounge)
• 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (“program” will begin at 4:30 p.m.)

The Yard, Garden & Patio Show opens on Friday, February 18 and runs through Sunday, February 20. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  1. Sounds like another wonderful event in the making. Its been a couple years since I've attending and I'm very much looking forward to this year's show. Always so much inspiration and great folks to talk with.

  2. We're really excited about how the show is coming together, Patty. There's more square feet of garden space that ever before between the showcase gardens, the designer vignette gardens, Curiously Cool Plants display and Incredible Edible Gardens (a volunteer effort led by Diana Colvin)! Hope to see you there.