Wedgwood Garden Club 3rd Annual Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Reasonably priced wide variety of plants propagated from club members' own Wedgwood gardens. 3177 NE 81st St, Seattle. I mention this because it is in my neighborhood. Support your local garden club or organization by attending a plant sale!
WA Native Plant Society - Central Puget Sound Chapter Spring Plant Sale & Environmental Fair: Saturday, April 30 from 10 to 4. There will be a large supply of hardy, native plants, with certain rare species in limited quantities. Add more natives to your garden to help birds bees, and butterflies. 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.
Seattle Tilth May Edible Plant Sale: Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 9 to 3 both days. You?ll find an amazing selection of tantalizing veggies to choose from, featuring summer crops like tomatoes, peppers, squash and corn, foodie favorites, heirloom varieties, culinary herbs, edible flowers, pollinator plants and fruit trees and shrubs. The plants are the best varieties to grow successfully in our Pacific Northwest climate.
Northwest Perennial Alliance Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Shop indoors for choice plants from specialty nurseries and the NPA. Free parking. North Seattle College Cafeteria: 9600 College Way N, Seattle.
Spring Fling at The Barn Nursery: Sunday, May 1 from from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This popular annual event offers a fun filled day for the whole family! Local vendors including KAYO live on site, guest speakers, food booths and refreshments, event specials and door prizes, and especially for children?face painting and a children's garden class. 9510 Old Hwy 99 SE, Olympia.
Seattle Garden Club presents 'Tales from the Garden' with Alan Armitage: Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.). Dr. Armitage is well known for his travels, writings and lectures as a "Plant Geek". Ticket price $40 and includes appetizers and drinks prior to the lecture. The Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1400 E. Prospect St. Seattle.
Spring Green Art Festival: Friday, May 6 from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy free garden seminars with renowned speakers. Shop from over 40 unique, handmade, nature inspired artists and local specialty plant nurseries. Free. Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th Street S.W., Lynnwood.
King County Master Gardener Plant Sale: Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find beautiful plants, vegetables and herbs; plus educational booths in NHS Hall. There is a Preview Party on Friday, May 6 from 5:30 -8:00 p.m. ($35 admission for appetizers, wine, and first pick of the plants). The sale is at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle.
Heronswood Garden presents: "Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves" with Dr. Peter Raven: Sunday, May 15, 1 p.m. Dr. Peter Raven is among the world's most renowned botanists and evolutionary biologists. He is possibly best known for his work "Butterflies and Plants; A Study in Coevolution" however his pursuits during a lifetime devoted to the natural sciences, conservation and biodiversity has taken him down many academic paths. The lecture will be at the Point Casino Event Center, 7989 NE Salish Ln, Kingston. Tickets are $35 ($15 for Heronswood Garden Members and PGS Tribal Community Members).
Bloedel Reserve Art Show: Janet Cramer: March 1 through April 30. Cramer's great love of preserving the gardens and forests of Bainbridge Island continues her legacy with a gift of her paintings to Bloedel Reserve, which will be on display from March 1 to April 30, 2016 and will be available for sale, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the garden.
Washington Park Arboretum Weekend Walk Tour Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Casual guided tour focusing on plants that are particularly interesting for the time of year. Free (meet at the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum). 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle.
Heronswood Garden Upcoming 2016 Weed, Walk, & Talk events: This event is scheduled on the second Wednesday and the fourth Saturday of each month under the direction of co-founder, Dan Hinkley. See website for exact dates. The day includes hands on fun in the Garden and either a presentation related to horticulture or a walk through the Garden with discussions on what is observed. These volunteer work days run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there is no charge.