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.

Sip & Stroll Art Walk

October 22, 4-7pm

Take a stroll through Molbak’s nursery while sampling delicious wines from local wineries and perusing one-of-a-kind works by some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest artists. This celebration of homegrown artistry happens October 22, and we want you to be here!

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SPROUTS SESSION – Meat Eating Plants - SOLD OUT!

October 29, 12-1pm


What is spookier than a plant that eats meat! Join us for this Halloween session just for kids ages 6 and up. A brief talk about carnivorous plants will be followed with planting your own bug-hungry plant to take home!  

Garden Reads Book Club: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

October 30, 4-5pm

Molbak’s is pleased to partner with the University Bookstore to bring you a monthly gardener’s book club!  Garden related titles will be chosen from the categories of fiction, non-fiction and memoir and a lively discussion will be facilitated by Deb,  from University Bookstore, Millcreek. Please support our independent bookstore friends at UBooks by purchasing the titles online HERE or in store in Mill Creek, Bothell, Bellevue or Seattle.

 Our October title is: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Baily

In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris —a common woodland snail. 

Monster Walk Trick-or-Treating

October 31, 4-6pm

Join Molbak's and 30+ other businesses for our fourth annual Monster Walk! Start at Molbak's to pick up a map of participating businesses, get your trick or treat bag and have your photo taken!

Botanical Centerpieces for the Holidays

November 5, 12-1pm

Riz Reyes, RHR Horticulture

Learn how to create stunning holiday centerpieces that truly celebrate the season with fresh ingredients from your garden or farmers market. Using flowers, foliage, fruit and vegetables, Riz Reyes will demonstrate the basics and show you tips and techniques for creating a memorable table display.

Girls' Night Out

November 17, 7-9:30pm

11/17 SOLD OUT - Tickets still available for 12/1 Event. Scroll Down!

The store is all yours for this private event benefitting Northwest Children's Fund…Savor a glass of wine while you browse our gorgeous displays, enjoy samples from our vendors and enter to win fabulous prizes! And, save 10% on everything in the store*

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Photo's with Santa

Weekends in December

Molbak's has a long-standing tradition of providing a free photo opportunity with our very special in-house Santa. Due to overwhelming popularity, it has become necessary to move to a reservation system to prevent long lines and crabby children. Starting November 2, we will begin accepting reservations for a time -slot on December 3rd,4th,10th or 11thin which you can take photos of your children with our Santa. This opportunity is open to our REWARDS MEMBERS ONLY and will remain free. One reservation per family. 

More details will follow. Please watch for an email with a link to the reservation system or check back here.  

Girls' Night Out

December 1, 7-9:30pm

The store is all yours for this private event benefitting Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda's Club)… Savor a glass of wine while you browse our gorgeous displays, enjoy samples from our vendors and enter to win fabulous prizes! And, Save 10% on everything in the store. 

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