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.

Sprouts Session for Budding Gardeners – Incredible Insects

May 28, 12-1pm

Lisa Taylor

Pack up the youngsters and join us as we fly and crawl with the six-legged creatures in the garden! A fun, interactive learning experience with Lisa Taylor and her Critter Academy!

Garden Reads Book Club

May 29, 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 or in-store.

Our May title is:

 A Garden Of Marvels How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, And Other Secrets Of Plants by  Ruth Kassinger

A witty and engaging history of the first botanists, interwoven with stories of today's extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab. Buy the book HERE 

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

June 4, 10am-1pm

Bring your questions and get qualified help from the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners. Look for them in the Garden Store every other Saturday this summer! 

Succulents and Cactus

June 4, 10-11am

This interactive and engaging presentation will acquaint you with succulent plants that can survive easily in our Northwest climate and other plants that can transition from indoors to out for warmer weather. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and ideas to share. 

June in the Edible Garden with Lisa Taylor

June 4, 12-1pm

Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in the City 

A monthly series with urban gardener, Lisa Taylor about making this year the best your edible garden has seen! Topics this month include:

  • It’s not too late to plant something to eat!
  • Successions of beans, cukes, carrots and beets
  • Safe to transplant basil
  • Keeping it growing
  • Water systems
  • Side dressing, top dressing with compost
  • Learn some bugs

Everything's Coming Up Roses at Molbak's!

June 5, beginning at 10am

A Sunday of roses for you! Shawn Holt from Kraemer nursery will be onsite to help you choose varieties, volunteers from the Seattle Rose Society will host a table to answer your questions and Molbak’s own John Harmeling leads a seminar on Roses for Beginners at 12:00 in the events area.  Special deals on rose fertilizers for people who stop by our rose department! 

Roses for Beginners

June 5, 12-1pm

John Harmeling, Molbak's

Do the roses in your garden inspire more fear than confidence?  Have you always wanted roses but heard they are just too hard to take care of?   Molbak’s own rose guru, John Harmeling, demystifies roses and shares tips on care, pruning and maintenance as well as how to pick the best variety for you. 

Girls Night Out

June 10, 7:30-9:30pm

Benefitting EvergreenHealth's Women's Breast Health Center

Gather your girlfriends and join us for a fabulous night of shopping and fun! Toast the evening with a complimentary glass of wine from Woodinville’s own Goose Ridge Estate, enter to win spectacular spring prizes, and save 10% on everything in store all while benefitting Evergreen Women’s Breast Health Center! Tickets are $20 per person.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available HERE!

Cultivating Delicious

June 11, 10-11am

Lorene Forkner, Planted At Home

Whether you’re new to growing or a seasoned green thumb, cultivating a year-round PNW garden is a continuing education as well as a nearly constant feast. Early summer is the perfect time to explore adding layers of flavor to the garden—and your plate—with herbs, edible flowers, and unique secondary crops you sure won’t find at the corner grocery store. 

Create Your Very Own Oasis

June 11, 12-1pm

Chris Jacobs, aw pottery

Transform a simple garden container into a beautiful water feature! Chris Jacobs, the owner of aw pottery - and a man who loves to create a splash - will  demonstrate his simple, step by step how-tos for creating a work of water art, taking the guess-work out of your project. Pumps, drilling and water-proofing will all be discussed. Whether it’s a serene reflecting pool or a playful, gurgling fountain, you will leave with all you need to know to create your own fountain of bliss.