Garden expo 2020 - ATTEND


Garden Expo 2020

So far the Garden Expo is still a go. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope for the best. 


"Gardening in the USA--Om the Road Again!"  

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

DATE - 5 Sept, 2020 - normally the 2nd Saturday in May - rescheduled   
HOURS - 9am-5pm
LOCATION - 1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA  
Admission is FREE with lots of free parking  
An Extraordinary Annual Event - 21st Annual Spokane Garden Expo 

Bring your wagon or garden cart and get ready to capture some choice selections!


Exciting Announcement! - The Garden Expo will be hosting Ciscoe Morris and his new book “Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom”  



Sept 5, 2020 

G A R D E N E X P O D E M O N S T R A T I O N S 

Spokane Community College Lair Conference Room 

10am - Sue Hines - Owner/Designer of Sue Hines Floral - “Arranging Flowers”      

11am - Megan Monroe- Owner of Crafted - “Mini Macramé Hanging Succulent”

1pm - Sabrina Gonder - Get Healthy with Sabrina - “Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Demonstration”

2pm - Ricky Webster - Cooking with Chef Ricky - “Hyper Local Cuisine” 

G A R D E N E X P O S E M I N A R S 

Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium

10am - Juan Juan Moses - Spokane Public Library’s Community Educator - “The Story of Chickens”

11:30am - Whitney Jacques - New School Farm - “Fundamentals of Organic Gardening”   

1pm - Robin O’Quinn - EWU Associate Professor of Biology - “Gardening with Native Plants” 

2:30pm - Ciscoe Morris - Gardening Expert, Author, TV & Radio Personality - “Q&A session--Stump the Chump”

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 

You Are in the Right Place on Sept 5, 2020 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, 1810 N. Greene St, Spokane, WA will spring to life with everything you need to make your garden beautiful at the 21st annual Garden Expo, Sept 5, 2020 from 9am-5pm. 

Shop for the latest in gardening products including:

Art for the Garden

Concrete Products


Garden Décor
Gardening Supplies  
Gourmet Food Items  
Glass Products  
Hanging Baskets

Home Products
Honey/Bee Products  
Horticultural Organizations  
Ice Cream 

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
Reclaimed Art 

Rock Garden Plants
Shade Plants
Stepping Stones
Succulent Plants

Tomato Plants
Vegetable/Bedding Plants  
Wood Products/Furniture 

Attend the Show!!

Put Sept 5, 2020 on your calendar and come join us for a day of fun! It's time for the 21st 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 Expo 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 21st 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 and 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 and 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. A new transit station has been built on the southeast parking lot. Additional parking is available behind the tennis courts. There is limited designated disabled parking. We highly encourage car-pooling.  

The Garden Expo is very popular and will be crowded. If you don't like crowds, may we suggest you attend later in the afternoon when the crowds dies down. There is still plenty to see and shop for. In fact, many of the vendors are wheeling and dealing at that point.   

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. Efforts have been made to also secure an outdoor, special event ATM. Be sure to have cash on hand, not all vendors take credit cards.   

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.


Garden Expo 2020


Top 10 Reasons to Attend Garden Expo 2020


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 2020 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.

Email (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