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.

Blueberry School

May 30, 10-11am

Chris MacLaggan, 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, 10-11am

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. 

See Jamie in action on a recent NBC Today Show appearance 

June in the Edible Garden

June 6, 12-1pm

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

Lisa will walk you through what to do now to increase your harvest and minimize work later; and what to plant to keep the garden producing all summer long. Book signing to follow.

Bonsai Basics

June 13, 10-11:30am

Robert Cho, Asia Pacific Gardening

Join Robert as he shares expert insights into the basics of selecting, caring for and maintaining these elegant miniature trees so that even a beginner can prune with confidence.  Feeling adventurous?  Robert will also show you how to start one from scratch!

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

June 13, 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 the month, April – September.

Shade Gardening

June 20, 12-1pm

Susie Egan, Cottage Lake Gardens

Embrace the shade!  Susie will reveal the secrets to successful shade gardening.  Learn about the different levels of shade and which plants not only perform well, but even prefer, a shady location.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

June 27, 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 the month, April – September.