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.

Holiday Hospitality

November 24-December 23,11am-3pm

Take a moment and relax with a complimentary hot coffee and a bite of Danish Kringle.

Snapshots with Santa

November 29 - December 21, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-2pm

Bring your camera and take a photo with St. Nick.

Live Holiday Music

November 29 - December 21, Saturdays & Sundays, 1-3pm

Enjoy the sounds of the season performed by local talent.

Dec. 20  A Cappella Joy
Dec. 21  Emerald City Voices

Riz’s Favorite Indoor Plants

January 10, 11am-12pm

Riz Reyes, RHR Horticulture

Join Riz for a look at his favorite indoor plants and ways to combine them for maximum appeal and impact.

15 Plants for a Healthier Home

January 10, 1-2pm

Jenn Dazey, Department of Botanical Medicine, Bastyr University

Get the New Year off to a healthy start with Jenn Dazey. Jenn will show you which houseplants will help you maintain a healthier home and a healthier you.

Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Plants

January 17, 11am-12pm

Anna Busse, Molbak’s Plant Specialist

Anna will cover the basics of caring for indoor plants. Learn how much and when to water, when to fertilize, how much light your plants need, and the steps in re-potting.  Get the basics to get your plants to flourish!

A Fresh Start with Feng Shui

January 17, 1-2pm

Darielle Archer, Holistic Health Practitioner, The Positive Works

Discover ways Feng Shui can bring harmony and balance to your life and home.  Just what you need after the stress of the holidays!

Hellebores: Jewels of the Winter Garden

January 31, 11am-12pm

Christina Salwitz, The Personal Garden Coach and Co-author Fine Foliage

Discover exciting new hellebores with show-stopping colors guaranteed to brighten the grey days of winter.  Christina will share her favorites that not only add color to your winter garden, but whose bold, evergreen foliage provide year-round interest. Book signing to follow.

Warming Winter Soups

January 31, 1-2pm

Jess Thomson, Co-author Passionate Nutrition: A Guide to Using Food as Medicine from a Nutritionist Who Healed Herself from the Inside Out and A Boat, a Whale and a Walrus and Author Dishing Up Washington, and Pike Place Market Recipes

Nothing is as satisfying, or as comforting on a cold winter’s day as a bowl of soup.  Join local food writer and recipe developer, Jess Thomson as she shares soup recipes guaranteed to please and warm the soul.  Recipes included. Book signing to follow.