Online ticket sales are closed for this event. Tickets will be available at the door.

Point Defiance Flower & Garden Festival - FESTIVAL PASS

Saturday, June 3, 2023
Festival Hours: 11 am - 4 pm
Tasting Package Event: 12 pm - 4 pm

Sunday, June 4, 2023
Festival Hours: 10 am - 3 pm
Tasting Package Event: 11 am - 3 pm

Event website: Point Defiance Flower & Garden Festival 2023

Whether you're an expert gardener, a budding plant lover or just enjoy smelling the roses, the Point Defiance Flower & Garden Festival is an experience you can really dig your shovel into. The festival will be held both outdoors and inside, gracing Point Defiance Park gardens and Pagoda on June 3rd and 4th, 2023.

Visitors to the event will enjoy a showcase of gardening in the Pacific Northwest with hands-on programming, garden tours, food trucks, shopping, lectures, live music, a beer and wine tasting garden and more.

Festival passes grant entry to exclusive lectures and demonstrations held at the Rose Garden Stage and inside the Pagoda.

Featured Lectures and Demonstrations:

Rose Stage

  • 11 am Festival Opens
  • 12-1 pm Growing Pollinator Friendly Xeric Gardens, Ann Amato
  • 1-2 pm Accessible Gardening, Caitlin Moats, WSU Extension Master Gardener
  • 2-3 pm 10 Years with the Tribe, Dr. Ross Bayton
  • 3-4 pm Western Washington Native Plants and the Habitats in Which they Grow Best, Anna Thurston
  • 4:30-7 :30 pm Happy Hour

Pagoda Stage

  • 11 am Festival Opens
  • 12:30-1:30 pm No Fear Garden Design, Sue Goetz
  • 1:30-2:30 pm Sogetsu Ikebana, Shirley Hill
  • 2:30-3:30 pm Begoniac’s Guide to Begonia Galaxy: Everything you need to know and grow amazing begonias, Maggie Hellis
  • 3:30-4:30 pm Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Trees, Pierce County Beekeepers Association/Tahoma Audobon Society

Rose Stage

  • 10 am Festival Opens
  • 11 am-12 pm Demonstration
  • 12-1 pm Sound Horticulture: The Benefits of Beneficials, Alison Kuntz
  • 1-2 pm Conntecting to Nature, Sarah Low
  • 2-3 pm Is it a Zoo, or is it a Garden? Excerpts of Zoological Horticulture, Byron Jones
  • 3-4 pm Herbal Workshop: Herb Garden Favorites, Sue Goetz

Pagoda Stage

  • 10 am Festival Opens
  • 11:30-12:30 pm Demonstration
  • 12:30-1:30 pm How-to Save and Store Seeds, Ann Amato
  • 1:30-2:30 pm Japanese Garden History, Peter Putnicki
  • 2:30-3:30 pm Living Art of Bonsai: Elements & Design, Aarin Packard
  • 3:30-4:30 pm Transitioning Landscapes Towards Sustainability, Anna Thurston

Festival Pass with Tasting Package:

Meet up with friends at the Rose Garden! With this ticket, you'll get a chance to sample regional wines and craft beers. Tasting packages include five tasting tokens, a logoed tasting glass, and a festival pass which allows access to all of the event's lectures, demonstrations, and activities.

Representatives from local vineyards and breweries will be on hand to explain how growing conditions can affect flavor profiles and what goes into the production of the ingredients that come together to produce fine wines and craft brews.

   Festival Pass - $12
     - Access to all the exclusive lectures, demonstrations, and activities on both days.
     - Kids age 12 and under get in free.

   Festival Pass with Tasting Package - $27
   - Access to all the exclusive lectures, demonstrations, and activities on both days.
     - Access to the Tasting Package Event in the Rose Garden on Saturday OR Sunday.
     - Tasting package is redeemable for (1) day only and includes: 
     - (5) tasting tokens
     - (1) logoed tasting glass
     - 21+ only.
     - Must present valid ID when redeeming.
     - Does NOT include entry to the Happy Hour Event.

Get tickets to the separate Happy Hour Event HERE.

All ages.
Kids age 12 and under are free.
Rain or shine event. 
Tickets non-refundable. 

Online sales end June 4, at 4:00 pm.

Point Defiance Flower & Garden Festival - FESTIVAL PASS

Date / time June 3 - 4, 2023 Buy Tickets

Online ticket sales are closed for this event. Tickets will be available at the door.