Events & Workshops

Learn about our expert-led seminars & hands-on workshops scheduled for the coming months.
Most of the events are FREE, do not require registration and are held in the Events Area.

Please note: While we are a dog-friendly store, dogs are not allowed in the Events Area or the Garden Cafe. Working service dogs are an exception and are always welcome. Please refer to our Pet Policy for more information. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Perennials + Great Combinations to Make Your Garden Last

March 28, 10-11am

Marty Wingate, Author of Perennials for the Pacific Northwest

The Northwest garden is a year-round beauty - learn about perennials and companion plants that can take your landscape through all the seasons. Book signing to follow.

Designing the NEW Perennial Garden

March 28, 12-1pm

Karen Chapman, Le Jardinet and Co-author Fine Foliage

Beauty without the beast or backache: learn which perennials to choose for a lower maintenance, drought tolerant and deer resistant garden and how to frame it all with great foliage. Book signing to follow.

Botanical Drawing Workshop

March 29, 1-2:30pm

Nicole Stremlow Monahan, Monahan Studio

Capture your garden’s beauty with this fun and easy-to-learn method of ink drawing and watercolor wash. Nicole will show you how! Adults, from beginners to the more experienced, are welcome; no drawing experience needed.

All supplies included. Space is limited. FEE: $45 per person. Register here.
Questions?  Contact Nicole

Growing Glorious Roses

April 4, 10-11am

John Harmeling, ARS Master Rosarian, Past President Seattle Rose Society and Molbak's Plant Specialist

Roses are a glorious addition to any sunny garden, providing long lasting color and fragrance. John will cover the basics of planting, pest control, and disease prevention and treatment so your roses will thrive for years to come.  

Your Rose Questions Answered!

April 4, 11am-4pm

Seattle Rose Society members will be available in the Nursery to answer your questions about growing roses and help you select the best variety for your garden.

Edible Gardening Weekend

April 11& 12, 10am-2pm

Ready to jump into edible gardening but don’t know where to start?  Join us for two days of expert advice, information-packed classes and savings good enough to eat!


  • 10-11am Edible Garden Design with  Colin McCrate, Author of Food Grown Right, in Your Backyard, and Co-founder of Seattle Urban Farm Co.
  • 11am-2pm Master Gardener Plant Clinic
  • 11am-2pm Spring Recipe Tasting with Lisa Holman, MS and Selva Wohlgemuth, MS, Bastyr University Dietetic Interns
  • 11am Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen
  • 12-1pm Backyard Berries with Lisa Taylor, Author of the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide, and Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals


  • 10-11am Companion Planting for Edible Gardens with Seattle Tilth
  • 11am-2pm Spring Recipe Tasting with Lisa Holman, MS and Selva Wohlgemuth, MS, Bastyr University Dietetic Interns
  • 12-1pm Just What the Dr. Ordered: Remedies from the Garden with Jenn Dazey, N.D., Core Faculty, Bastyr University

More details!

Stupendous Salads!

April 18, 10-11am

Dona Applegate, Chef Instructor, Winery Kitchen

Great salads aren’t poured out of a bag, they’re crafted from garden fresh ingredients and full of flavor! Celebrate spring with exciting, vibrant salads that highlight the best the season has to offer. Recipes provided.