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.

Seed Starting Made Easy

March 7, 10-11am

Willi Galloway, Author Grow. Cook. Eat.

Starting your veggies from seeds is easy! Willi will show everything you need to know and recommend specific varieties that excel in our climate so you’ll be up and growing in no time. Book signing to follow.

Meet the Expert from Renee’s Garden Seeds

March 7, 11am-1pm

Susan Sheckert, Seattle Test Garden, Renee’s Garden Seeds

Let Susan answer your questions and help you select the seeds that are best for your garden.



Bee Smart: Raising Mason Bees

March 7, 12-1pm

Dave Hunter, Owner Crown Bees

Did you know that our native mason bee out-pollinates her flashier cousin, the honey bee? Learn how fun and easy it is to raise these amazing little pollinators.

Captivating Conifers for Landscapes and Containers

March 14, 10-11am

Jock Demme, Iseli Nursery

It is no wonder that conifers are one of the hottest trends in garden plants today. Their rich texture, amazing versatility, low maintenance needs and well-mannered growth habit makes them a must-have for any garden or container.  Jock will share his favorites and offer ideas on combining them with other plants.
Be sure to enter to win a select conifer courtesy of Iseli Nursery and Molbak's. Drawing will be held following the seminar, in the Events Area. Must be present to win. Jock will be in the nursery following the seminar to answer questions and help you select the right conifer!

Conifer Q & A

March 14, 11am-1pm

Jock Demme, Iseli Nursery

Jock will be available in the Nursery following his conifer seminar to answer your questions and help you select the right tree for your landscape or container.

Spring Lawn Care

March 14, 11am-2pm

Steve Groger, Jensen Distribution

You’ve got questions? Steve has answers! Meet Steve in the Garden Store and get expert advice on spring lawn care.

Soil – It’s Alive!

March 14, 12-1pm

Gisele Schoniger, Kellogg Garden Products

All successful gardens start with good soil. But what is “good” soil and how do you get it? Learn how easy it is to build and care for healthy soil with natural and organic materials and be rewarded with bountiful crops and flourishing landscapes.

Spring Style: Molbak's Food and Fashion Event

March 21, 11am-2pm

Celebrate a new season of fabulous flavors and fashion!

Spring is here and there's so much to celebrate!  Easter, Mother's Day, and a fabulous new season of flavors and fashions.  Join us and discover exciting new ideas for spring entertaining and decorating. CLICK for details.

Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen

March 21, 11am-2pm

Giving chef-driven a whole new meaning!

Enjoy a gourmet lunch-on-the-go while strolling the nursery.

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.