Gardening with Ciscoe - Upcoming Events

Gardening with Ciscoe ( ) Upcoming Events

Garden Events (Sales, Tours, Speakers, etc)

Listed here are upcoming garden events and sales. Some are one-time events and are listed in order of date. Others are ongoing events or go on for a period of time.

I include mainly events that people and organizations ask me to mention along with some of my personal favorites. Note some events are free, many tours charge admission. If I do not mention a fee, please don't assume that it is free. Visit the websites to determine if there is a fee.

One-Time Events

  • Marianne Binetti at Chase Garden: Sunday, May 17 at 11 a.m Learn from Marianne's wisdom as she offers “plant marriage” couples counseling. Normal garden entry fees apply: $8 per person; military, buy one-get one free; children 12 and under, free. No extra charge for Marianne's talk. The garden should be looking spectacular right now!

  • 'Incredible Edible Landscapes' at Windmill Gardens: Saturday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m. Marianne Binetti shares how to grow herbs, veggies, and berries in our Western Washington climate. $5.44 seminar fee (register online) or call 253-863-5843. 16009 60th Street East, Sumner.

  • Wine & Rhodies at Meerkerk Garden: Saturday, May 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stroll thru Whidbey Island's Garden Gem to enjoy the blossoms whilst sipping wine and nibbling savory appetizers. Admission: $20 per adult. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island.

  • Northwest Fuchsia Society Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, May 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Many varieties of hardy & basket fuchsias for sale. Held at Graham Visitor Center at the Washington Park Arboretum: 2300 Arboretum Dr E. in Seattle.

  • RainWise 101 Workshop: Tuesday, May 26 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about how rain gardens and cisterns help manage storm water and see slides of finished gardens. Free. Our Redeemers Lutheran Church, 2400 NW 85th St. Seattle. Register online.

  • "An Illustrated Walk through the Wespelaar Arboretum in Belgium" at the Bellevue Botanical Garden: Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Dr. Koen Camelbeke, the exuberant director of the Arboretum Wespelaar in Belgium, will present a photo tour of the estate. $15 or $5 for BBG members. 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.

  • Bastyr University 17th Annual Herb & Food Fair: Saturday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Garden tours, plant sale with medicinal & culinary plant starts from Bastyr's organic garden, speakers, cooking demos, kids activities & entertainment. Free. Event is at 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. If driving, park at Kenmore Park and Ride (at 7346 N.E. Bothell Way) and take the free Bastyr shuttle.

  • Wildlife Habitat Plant Sale at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, June 5,6,7, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every day. Find the right native or exotic plants to attract frogs, birds, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, mammals, and insects. Held at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden: 20312 15th Ave., NW, Shoreline.

  • Hardy Fern Foundation Fern Festival- Plant Sale: Friday, June 5 from noon - 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Find a phenomenal selection of ferns. Friday night at 7 p.m., Pat Riehl will share a presentation on the ferns and sights of Japan. Held at the Center for Urban Horticulture: 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle.

  • 'The Outdoor Room' with Jamie Durie at Molbaks: Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. Jamie Durie, Horticulturist, Author, and Award-winning Landscape Designer, will explain how to create a unique room for relaxation and parties, and design a space that naturally transitions your home into the beautiful outdoors. $10 (sign up online). 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville.

  • Auburn Garden Club Annual Plant and Garden Art Sale: Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Perennials, annuals, herbs, shrubs, natives, magazines, books, tools and much, much more! Rain or shine! Cash or checks only. Location:Corner of East Main and M Streets (formerly Peckenpaugh Drug Store) in Auburn.

  • Northwest Horticultural Society Presents 'When Pretty Is Not Enough - Comparative Trials at Chicago Botanic Garden': 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 10 (reception at 6:45 p.m.). Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will discuss the importance of comparative trials and present a variety of perennials from the Chicago Botanic Garden's evaluation program. $10, $5 NHS members. Center for Urban Horitculture, 3501 NE 41st St.

  • Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival in Everett: June 12-14, 10 a.m. -8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Sunday. Free Admission. Park for free in the Everett Community College Broadway parking lot (900 N. Broadway) and take the Sorticulture shuttle bus ($1 adult fare). Disabled parking available at the event in Legion Park.

  • Plant Amnesty Master Pruner Series: Art and Atrocity: Sunday, June 14, from 10:00 a.m. -noon. Cass Turnbull will cover the three main forms of mal-pruning: Tree topping, inappropriate shearing, and overthinning. $20, $15 for Plant Amnesty members, $5 for horticulture students and native Spanish speakers. Sand Point Magnuson Park: 6344 NE 74th St, Seattle.

Ongoing Events