The 18th Annual Spring Garden Fair is Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way NE. The annual event aims to educate as well as entertain. This year’s event promises to bring both new and experienced gardeners more information and new techniques to help them develop beautiful, healthy, waterwise, and environmentally-friendly landscapes.
Ciscoe Morris will broadcast his radio show on 97.3 FM from the Fair and hostess Meeghan Black from KING 5’s Evening Magazine will be on hand answer questions. Speakers will share plant ideas, natural yard care tips, irrigation tricks and advice on preparing healthy soil.
“With the event right here at UW Bothell, guests will also be invited to tour the wetlands and compost bin systems at the campus,” said Sabrina Combs, City of Bothell’s Special Projects Administrator.
The Fair is free and there are activities for children and adults. Kids can make terrariums showing the water cycle in action. There will be a variety of information booths and discuss gardens with master gardeners and master composters. Native and drought tolerant plants will be for sale along with rain barrels and compost bins.
The Spring Garden Fair is sponsored by the , Northshore Utility District, the Cities of Bothell, Redmond and Woodinville, Cascade Water Alliance, the Saving Water Partnership, the University of Washington Bothell Campus and Cascadia Community College. Businesses are also providing support for this exciting event, including Waste Management, Cedar Grove Compost and Chinook Books. For details, visit www.springgardenfair.com or contact Sabrina Combs, City of Bothell, at 425-486-2768.