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.

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.

Edible Gardening Weekend

April 11& 12, 10am-2pm

Ready to jump into edible gardening but don’t know where to start?  Join us for two days of expert advice, information-packed classes and savings good enough to eat!

Saturday

  • 10-11am Edible Garden Design with  Colin McCrate, Author of Food Grown Right, in Your Backyard, and Co-founder of Seattle Urban Farm Co.
  • 11am-2pm Master Gardener Plant Clinic
  • 11am-2pm Spring Recipe Tasting with Lisa Holman, MS and Selva Wohlgemuth, MS, Bastyr University Dietetic Interns
  • 12-1pm Backyard Berries with Lisa Taylor, Author of the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide, and Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals


Sunday

  • 10-11am Companion Planting for Edible Gardens with Seattle Tilth
  • 11am-2pm Spring Recipe Tasting with Lisa Holman, MS and Selva Wohlgemuth, MS, Bastyr University Dietetic Interns
  • 12-1pm Just What the Dr. Ordered: Remedies from the Garden with Jenn Dazey, N.D., Core Faculty, Bastyr University


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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 Saturday of each month, 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.