'Art in the Garden' at the Bellevue Botanical Garden Saturday & Sunday, August 29,30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Enjoy art in a natural garden setting, meet the artists, and get inspired to bring art into your own home and garden. I will lead a tour Saturday at 2 p.m. Free. 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.
Puget Sound Dahlia Association Dahlia Show at Sky Nursery Saturday, August 29 from noon to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Impressive dahlia exhibition with thousands of perfect blooms in Sky Nursery's large greenhouse with natural lighting. Saturday at 1:30 p.m., catch the workshop on cultivating dahlias. Free. 18528 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline.
Farmer Frog's School Garden Extravaganza! Sunday, August 30, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Celebrate and support school gardens with good food provided by Taco Time NW and Whole Foods Market, live music by Brad Russel Acoustic Jazz, games, prizes, raffles, food garden tours and short workshops for all ages! I'll be there from 4 to 6. Adults: $25, Age 11-17: $15, Age 10 & under: Free. Olivia Park Elementary School Garden: 200 108th St. SW, Everett.
'Explore the Woodland Garden' Arboretum Tour: Tuesday, September 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ray Larson, UW Botanic Gardens Curator of Living Collections, will lead you on a journey through some of the most interesting plant collections in the Washington Park Arboretum. Pre-registration required (online or call 206.685.8033); $5 suggested donation at the door. Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle.
Back by popular demand: 'Drought-Tolerant, Water-Wise Gardening' at Swansons Nursery: Saturday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Join designer/landscaper and Edmonds Community College Instructor, Greg Butler, for this informative and amusing seminar that provides strategies for making your garden more resilient to these drier times. Free. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle.
Meerkerk Labor Day Weekend Plant Sale: Saturday and Sunday, September 5,6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Find great deals on species and hybrid rhodies. Shop early for best selection. Free entrance to the Gardens. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank on whidbey Island.
Chimacum Woods Garden Open: Saturday, September 5 (10 – 5), Sunday, September 6 (10 - 5), and Labor Day Monday, September 7 (10 – 5) Tours of the six-acre woodland rhododendron garden and propagation areas. Wander or take a guided tour through the hillside rhododendron garden; see big-leaf rhodies over 30 years old. The plants, whose forebears come from all over the world, are grown here from seed on the Olympic Peninsula. Free. 2722 Thorndyke Road, Port Ludlow.
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.