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

  • 'Art in the Garden' at the Bellevue Botanical Garden: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, August 27,28. Enjoy art in a natural garden setting, meet the artists, purchase art for your home & garden and find refreshments for sale at the garden pub. I will lead a tour Saturday at 2 p.m. Free. 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.

  • Puget Sound Dahlia Association Dahlia Show at Sky Nursery: noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, August 27 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 28. Impressive dahlia exhibition with over 3,000 blooms of different sizes, shapes, & colors in Sky Nursery's large greenhouse with natural lighting. Free. 18528 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline.

  • Mallets in Wonderland: An Afternoon of Whimsical Croquet in Dunn Gardens: noon -4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27. Croquet, food, drinks, music and even zucchini car races for the kids. Tickets are $50 with various discounts. 13533 Northshire Rd NW, Seattle.

  • Meerkerk Gardens Nursery Plant Sale: 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 3,4. 50% off sale. Free entrance to the Gardens. 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank on Whidbey Island.

  • Seattle Dahlia Society 59th Annual Showe: 12:30 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Over 1,000 blooms, dahlia growing advice, and blooms for sale. Free. Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle.


Ongoing Events

  • Molbak's Share Your Harvest: Every Sunday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) now through September 18. Bring in your fresh-picked fruit, veggies and herbs and Molbak's will coordinate it's delivery to Hopelink's food banks. No need to pre-wash. 13625 NE 175th St. in Woodinville.

  • 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.

  • Bellevue Botanical Garden Group Tours: 2 p.m., each Saturday and Sunday, April through October. Walk the garden with a volunteer docent. Free but donations are strongly encouraged. Starts from the Visitor Center: 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.

  • 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.

  • Oodles of classes at Seattle Tilth From the basics to chickens to soil and beyond, check out all their adult classes. And ... don't forget about classes for kids and families.