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.

Molbak's Share Your Harvest

Saturdays, 9am−6pm at Molbak’s August 8−September 19

Benefitting Hopelink

Every August & September, Molbak’s partners with Hopelink to share fresh-picked fruit, veggies and herbs with those in need. 

Donating is EASY! Find out more.

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic

September 12,11am - 2pm

Washington State University Extension

Bring your gardening questions and plant samples to the clinic and get answers from WSU Master Gardeners.  The clinic will be held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, April – September.

Japanese Maple Pruning

September 12, 12 -1pm

Cass Turnbull, Plant Amnesty 

Lean how to prune the most valuable and beautiful plants in your landscape – the Japanese laceleaf maple. Pruning guru Cass Turnbull will share six steps to transforming your uninspiring mop into a magnificent focal point for your garden.  

Ciscoe’s Favorites for Fall and Winter Color

September 13, 12 -1pm

Ciscoe Morris, Gardening with Ciscoe

Join NW Gardening celebrity Ciscoe Morris for an inspired and entertaining look at his favorite plants, plant combinations and planting techniques for the best in fall and winter garden color.

 

Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch

September 19, 9am - 4pm

Wander through a dazzling array of more than 2,000 one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local artisans in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They’re perfect for autumn yet beautiful enough to display year-round. Prices start as low as $35 for an original piece of art and a portion of each sale benefits children's programs here and abroad. Admission is free.

Fall Organic Gardening

September 19, 10 -11am

Randy Richie, Malibu Compost 

Fall is compost season! Learn how using organic gardening methods and protocols this fall will prepare your garden for the coming spring to make it your best yet.

Molbak’s Celebrates Indoor Plant Week

September 19, 12pm

Anna Busse, Gretchen Fowler, Molbak’s 

Join Molbak’s Indoor Plant Buyer, Anne Busse, and Head of Design Services, Gretchen Fowler, for a quick look at indoor plants and the service’s Molbak’s offers!  Meets in the Indoor Plants Area.

Botanical Drawing

September 20, 1- 2:30pm

Nicole Stremlow Monahan, Monahan Studio 

Join Nicole and learn a fun, fast, and beautiful way to capture your garden’s splendor. Adults, from beginners to the more experienced, can be successful and have fun with this method of ink drawing and watercolor wash. All supplies included. No drawing experience required. FEE: $45 per person. Register online HERE

Bats

September 26, 10 -11am

Barbara Ogaard, member, Bats Northwest and Sarvey Wildlife 

In conjunction with Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration we invite you to learn about these often misunderstood nocturnal mammals.  Barbara will share her knowledge about several species of bats found in our area and tips on how to coexist (and even attract) these night flyers that are an integral part of our agricultural system.

Fall Mini Photo Sessions ---SOLD OUT!!!

September 26, 10am - 1:30pm

SOLD OUT! CHECK BACK AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER FOR NOVEMBER DATES!!!!

Capture the moment with a professional mini-photo session for kids or adults. Session includes a 10 minute sitting in a semi-private setting. You’ll receive three high resolution, edited images. FEE: $35.  

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic

September 26, 11am - 2pm

Washington State University Extension

Bring your gardening questions and plant samples to the clinic and get answers from WSU Master Gardeners. This is your last chance this season! 

Planting Fall into Winter Containers

September 26, 12 - 1pm

Riz Reyes, RHR Horticulture

Watch a planting demonstration and learn how to compose and care for a unique and colorful container garden for the fall and winter months. Capture vibrant hues that will carry through frost and utilize elements that will continue to put on a show come winter in a easy-to-maintain pot by your front door or patio.