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.
Washington Park Arboretum Weekend Walk Tour Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Casual guided tour focusing on The Witt Winter Garden collection, an amazing display of early bloomers & colorful barks. Free (meet at the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum). 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle.