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.

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

Blueberry School

May 30, 10-11am

Chris McLaggan, Fall Creek Farm and Nursery

Everything you ever wanted to know about growing blueberries, including the new BrazelBerries® varieties!  Enjoy year-round beauty and bumper crops; truly a feast for the eyes and taste buds.

Clematis Made Easy

May 30, 12-1pm

Laura Watson, Garden Speaker & Clematis Aficionado

Clematis have it all – enchanting colors and charismatic blooms which come in all shapes and sizes, some charming, some flamboyant. Discover which varieties are best suited for your garden or container and how easy it is to care for them with Laura’s simplified pruning techniques.

The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie

June 6, time TBD

Jamie Durie, Horticulturist, Author, and Award-winning Landscape Designer

Learn how to express your personal style through color and texture, create a unique room for relaxation and parties, and design a space that naturally transitions your home into the beautiful outdoors.Book signing of The Outdoor Room and Edible Garden Designs to follow. Tickets: $10 per person. 

Tickets go on sale the week of April 27.