With the cancellation of last year’s and this year’s Garden Expo, the garden club needs your support to ensure that we have a Expo in 2022. DONATE TODAY!
If you would like to see the Expo continue, please consider volunteering to help--email email@example.com or call 509-535-8434. Thank you!
"Gardening in the USA--Art in Bloom"
Tons of Vendors, lots of fun, and it’s all free!
OUR BIG ANNUAL EVENT FOR THE YEAR!
DATE - May 14, 2022 - annually the 2nd Saturday in May
HOURS - 9am-5pm
LOCATION - 1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA
EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission is FREE with 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!
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
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, May 14, 2022 from 9am-5pm.
Art for the Garden
Gourmet Food Items
Lighting and Fountains
Plants Local Vendors
Plants Out of Town Vendors
Rock Garden Plants
Put May 14, 2022 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. A transit station has been built on the southeast parking lot if you would like to take the bus. 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 www.scc.spokane.edu.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteer - Help Save the Garden Expo!
The Inland Empire Gardeners have survived 28 years, but the last 2 years but it have been extremely challenging. Our revenue has been in steep decline. We are pinning our hopes on the Garden Expo which is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022. We are very concerned about staffing the Garden Expo in order to run it safely for all concerned. Our membership numbers are down. We are an aging group--several active members have lost their spouses recently. Others that have really helped in the past are anti-vaxers who are isolating themselves and unwilling to help.
We need to brainstorm how we can get more help--especially younger people. Possibly reach out to other groups and organizations? We think social media would be a great place to find younger folks, Spokane has many gardening groups on Facebook--maybe reach out to them. Also using Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Anyone comfortable using these platforms and can help us get the word out?
The Garden Expo is for everyone who loves gardening in our region and is a popular and beloved event. It is the highlight of the gardening year for the whole Inland Northwest. If it was known we are struggling to put it on maybe people would step up. At the Expo, we are going to need help with marking the booth spaces, set-up/take down, checking in the vendors and ensuring they can safely access their spaces. The new northside freeway has wiped out the northside SCC parking lot. We need to set-up the food court area and bring in all the tables and chairs.
If we are able to we would love to host the Garden Expo. We currently have 200 vendors committed to participating. Our big concern is having enough volunteer help to hold the event. Please let us know if you (or any of your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, or church, civic organizations, businesses) can fill a position or help out in any way.
Through this long, dark time gardening has sustained us and given us community, respite, and hope. We pray this will help lead us to the light at the end of the tunnel and toward a bright future together.
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
4 - FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING
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!
If you have additional questions about Garden Expo 2022 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@example.com (for the quickest response)
Show Organizer ViAnn Meyer - 509-535-8434 - please leave detailed message w/ your contact info
The Inland Empire Gardeners, PO Box 13184, Spokane Valley, WA 99213