Gardening with Ciscoe - Upcoming Events

Gardening with Ciscoe ( www.ciscoe.com ) 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

  • Kruckeberg Fall Tree & Shrub Plant Sale: Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19 from 10 to 5 each day. Great discounts. Enjoy a cup of hot cider & a stroll through the garden to view the fall foliage. Check website for daily lectures and events.

  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Fall Foliage Festival & Plant Sale: Saturday, October 18 through Saturday, October 25, 10 to 4 p.m. each day. The festival features fall color tours, speakers, demonstrations and excellent deals on outstanding species rhododendrons, companion plants and ferns. 2525 S. 336th Street, Federal Way.

  • Pumpkin Pansy Planting for Kids at Swansons Nursery: Saturday, October 18, 10 to noon. Combine sugar pumpkins + pansies + dirt + young kids for a simple but charming fall arrangement. A workshop fee of $10 per child includes all plants, supplies, and instruction. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle.

  • Hairy Pumpkins Kids' Craft (Age 3 to 10) at Windmill Gardens: Saturday, October 18, 10 to noon. Plant up a cute pumpkin with plant 'hair' (curly sedum style or a flowy grass) of your choosing. Next, paint on a fun face. All supplies included in class fee of $7 plus tax. Register online. 16009 60th Street East, Sumner.

  • Lecture by Todd Murray, the entertaining entomologist at Plant Amnesty Meeting 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 21 (potluck, auction and general meeting begin at 7). No admission charge. Center for Urban Horticulture: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle.

  • Lecture by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones of the world famous Crg Farm Plants in North Wales: Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. They will talk about "Collecting New and Hardy Plants in the Mountains of North Vietnam". $5.00 members, $15.00 non-members. 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.

  • 2014 All About Fruit Show: Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tree fruit, berry and preserves tasting, kiwis, medlars and quince, cider pressing, mason bee display, apple ID, lectures, tool sharpening, kids' activities, insect and disease information, apple sales. $10 admission, free to WCFS and STFS members and kids. Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood. $10, free for kids, free for WCFS and STFS members.

  • Chase Garden Fall Color Guided Tour: Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m. Docent-led tour including history and plant lore: $5. Plants for sale too! 16015 264th Street East, Orting.

  • Puget Sound Mycological Society Annual Wild Mushroom Show Sunday, October 26, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Over 200 varieties of wild mushrooms will be displayed, identified and classified. Visitors can bring in mushrooms for experts to identify. Exhibits, lectures, items for sale, & mushroom tasting. $10, $5 students, under 12 free. 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle.

  • Dunn Garden Fall Foliage Festival Sunday, October 26, 1 p.m. -4 p.m. Enjoy autumn colors, story-telling, vendors, childrens activities, silent auction, and refreshments. Complimentary for members, $10 for non-members / $20 for the whole family. Dunn Gardens is located at 13533 Northshire Rd. NW, Seattle. RSVP online or call 206-362-0933.


Ongoing Events