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.

Stupendous Salads!

April 18, 10-11am

Dona Applegate, Chef Instructor, Winery Kitchen

Great salads aren’t poured out of a bag, they’re crafted from garden fresh ingredients and full of flavor! Celebrate spring with exciting, vibrant salads that highlight the best the season has to offer. Recipes provided.

Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces

April 18, 12-1pm

Fran Sharp, Great Plant Picks Committee Charter Member

Looking for trees and shrubs that will complement today’s smaller gardens and landscapes?  Fran will show you some of the best available that make a statement without overwhelming their surroundings.

Mother’s Day Photo Sessions

April 19, 10am-1pm

By appointment only.  We're sorry, but this event is fully booked.

Roses in the Landscape

April 25, 10-11am

Nita-Jo Rountree, Garden Designer and Educator

It’s time to think beyond the traditional rose garden. Nita-Jo will share garden design principles and how to apply them so you can successfully introduce a variety of roses into your mixed beds and landscape.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

April 25, 11am-2pm

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 Saturdays, April – September.

Growing Grapes in Western Washington

April 25, 12-1pm

Jeff Daley, Head Gardener and Arborist, Seattle Pacific University; ISA Certified Arborist, WSU Extension Master Gardener

Yes, it can be done!  And Jeff will show you how.  Jeff will cover everything you need to know from selecting the right variety, to planting and caring for your vines.

Grow your Own Herbal Spa

May 2, 10-11am

Sue Goetz, The Creative Gardener, Author of The Herb Lover’s Spa Book

Come for show and smell! Grow healing and aromatic herbs to create your own custom-blended spa treatments. Sue will share ideas, recipes and growing tips so you can make fresh potions at home. Book signing to follow.

Spring Recipe Tasting

May 2, 11am-1pm

Maggie Capron, Lisa Carrigg, Cassie Christopher, Bastyr University Students

Drop by Herbs and Veggies for samples, tips and recipes using fresh-from-the-garden ingredients.

Containers Pretty Enough to Eat

May 2, 12-1pm

Karen Chapman, Designer and Co-author of Fine Foliage

Whether you are planting edibles or ornamentals, Karen will show you how your containers can be beautiful and delicious! Book signing to follow.

Ketchup ‘n’ Fries

May 9, 11am-2pm

Ryan O’Neil, Valleybrook Gardens Ltd.

In Herb/Veggies
You’ve heard Ciscoe talk about it, now come and see for yourself what all the excitement is about! Stop by Herbs/Veggies any time between 11am and 2pm and Ryan will answer your questions.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

May 9, 11am-2pm

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 Saturdays, April – September.

Tomatoes! Tomatoes! Tomatoes!

May 9, 12-1:30pm

Steve Goto, Gotomato

Everything you need to know about growing terrific tomatoes in our maritime climate – from selecting the right variety, to harvesting – Steve will cover it all!

Girls' Night Out at Molbak's

May 15, 7:30-9:30pm

The spotlight is on style! Join us for fabulous evening of friendship, fashion and fun AND save 10% on your purchases during the event! Space is limited. For more details and to purchase TICKETS.


Lawn to Lunch: Introduction to Small Space Veggie Gardening

May 16, 10-11am

Stacy Davison, Blogger and Seattle Urban Farm School

Grow organic food in small spaces with square foot gardening! Stacy will also show you how raised beds and companion planting can help maximize your growing space. She’ll also share basic seed sowing tips and thinning/transplanting techniques to give your veggies room to grow.

Grafted Tomatoes for Bigger, Better Fruit

May 16, 10-11:30am

Amelia Wilbur, Ezra’s Organics

In Herbs/Veggies
Amelia will be available any time10-11:30am in Herbs/Veggies to answer your questions about grafted tomatoes! If you’ve been dissatisfied with your tomatoes in the past, then grafted tomatoes, with their excellent disease resistance, larger harvests and more flavorful fruit may be your answer!

A Little Bit of Magic: Miniature and Fairy Gardens

May 16, 12-1pm

Janit Calvo, Two Green Thumbs and Author of Gardening in Miniature

Join Janit as she combines the joy of gardening and the magic of miniatures to create big fun on a little scale!  Janit, a master of illusion, will reveal her secrets to designing and planting the perfect miniature or fairy garden.  Book signing to follow.

Hydrangeas: Meet the Grower

May 23, 10am-2pm

Dave Annand, Bailey Nurseries, Grower of the Endless Summer Collection

Can’t decide which hydrangea is best for your garden?  Dave can help!  He’ll be in the Nursery to answer questions and help you make your selection. Just drop by any time between 10am and 2pm.