Whether you need sweetly scented plants for the patio or just want to check out what is new in garden tools, you are sure to find it at All Creatures Great & Small — Gardens for All, Spokane’s Garden Expo 2013.
The expo runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11 at the Lair Building at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St.
Admission and parking are free. There will be a variety of free demonstrations and educational seminars.
More than 250 vendors from the Northwest will be at the expo selling plants, gardening products and services, garden crafts and one-of-a-kind garden art.
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Some of the merchants are bringing rare and unusual plants not normally available on this side of the state. They include B&D Lilies of Port Townsend, Naylor Creek Nursery of Chimacum, Phocas Farms of Port Angeles, and Steamboat Island Nursery and Lily Pad Bulb Farm, both of Olympia.
Several Inland Northwest horticultural organizations also will have booths at the expo. You can take your gardening questions to the Washington State University Master Gardeners, the Inland Empire Dahlia Society, the Inland Northwest Garden Railroad Society, the Friends of Manito, the Spokane Lilac Society and Spokane Rose Society.
Plan to spend the day. Food vendors will offer everything from specialty coffees to wood-fired pizzas to sausages so you can rest your feet while grabbing a bite to eat.