Childrens Day at the Seattle Japanese Garden: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, May 30. This Japanese national holiday celebrates the happiness of children; embrace the celebration and join in the fun. Experience performances by local Japanese cultural groups, enjoy kid-focused cultural activities including free koi food to feed the fish! Seattle Japanese Garden, Washington Park Arboretum (1075 Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle).
Hardy Fern Foundation Fern Festival- Plant Sale: Friday, June 3 from noon to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 9 to 2. Find a phenomenal selection of ferns. Lecture on Friday night at 7 p.m., with botanist Ed Alverson, Ed's botanical interests range from fern taxonomy, ecology, and biogeography, to the conservation, management, and restoration of prairie, savanna, and oak woodland habitats. Held at the Center for Urban Horticulture: 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle.
Garden Conservency South Sound Area Open Day: Saturday, June 4 from 10 to 3. Seven great South Sound gardens (public and private) available to tour (self-drive). Admission to each private garden is $7, public garden admission prices are listed online.
Fort Vancouver 63rd Annual Rose Show: Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Second largest rose show in the country. Free. Held at Vancouver First Church of God, 3300 NE 78th St., Vancouver, WA.
Bainbridge in Bloom 28th Annual Garden Tour: Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5 from 9 to 5 (music begins at 10 a.m.). Tickets $35 for one day, $60 for both days, available online or at Bay Hay & Feed and Bainbridge Gardens. Tour maps, wristbands and brochures will be distributed at the Bloom Hub at the Filipino-American Hall, 7655 High School Road, Bainbridge Island. Day-of-event tickets are available at the hub.
Northwest Horticultural Society Presents 'Garden-pedia: An A-Z Guide to Gardening Terms': Wednesday, June 8 at 7:15 p.m. (reception at 6:45 p.m.). Plants woman, Maria Zampini, explains gardening terms and will also discuss gardening tips, gardening trends and new plant introductions. $10, $5 NHS members. Center for Urban Horitculture, 3501 NE 41st St.
Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival in Everett: June 10-12: Friday from 10 to 8, Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 4. I am speaking on Saturday at 2 p.m. Free Admission. Free shuttle bus from Everett Community College Lots H,J,K and L. Disabled parking available at the event in Legion Park.
Seattle Conifer Day in West Seattl: Saturday, June 11: 10 a.m. to noon: Pro Arborists show how to prune conifers at the South Seattle College Arboretum (6000 16th Ave SW). 2 to 3 p.m.: Bonsai master Dave DeWire demonstrates the artistry of conifer pruning at West Seattle Nursery (5275 California Ave SW). Free.
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.