Gardening with Ciscoe - Upcoming Events

Gardening with Ciscoe ( ) 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

  • Washington State Spring Fair: April 16-19: Thursday from 2 p.m. -10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. -10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. -8 p.m. Over 60 vendors at the Garden Marketplace; plus garden workshops and displays. I will broadcast live Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Washington State Fair Events Center: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup. Admission $10 adult with various discounts.

  • 91st Annual Seattle Children’s Garden Sale: Friday, April 17 from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 18 from 9 to 5, and Sunday, April 19 from 10 to 2. Shop for perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees and receive expert advice from Seattle Children’s groundskeepers. Held at Seattle Children’s 70th and Sand Point Administrative Building, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle.

  • The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale: Friday, April 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m -3 p.m. Many specialty nurseries offering a wide selection of perennials, trees & shrubs. Rare Plant Raffle. Sale held at The Rhododendron Species Foundation Garden (garden admission is free with plant sale receipt): 2525 S 336th St in Federal Way.

  • The Northwest Perennial Alliance Spring Plant Sale: Sunday, April 19 from 9 a.m -3 p.m. Thousands of plants from the the rare & unusual to the established favorites. North Seattle Community College: 9600 College Way N, Seattle.

  • HPSW Fifth Annual Plant (& Seeds) Sale: Sunday, April 19 from 10 to 2. Hundreds of healthy, unusual perennials & other plants, with great prices. Seeds are also available for $1/packet from members' gardens and from native plant collections Held at Center for Urban Horticulture: 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle.

  • Arboretum Foundation FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Talk to growers and look for my favorites marked with flags at the region's biggest plant sale. Friday night pre-sale and party (with wine and appetizers, 5 to 7:30 p.m., $50); free on Saturday & Sunday. Building 30 at Magnuson Park: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle.

  • 'Roses in the Landscape' at Molbaks: Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Talented designer Nita Jo Rountree will share tips to help you successfully introduce a variety of roses into your mixed beds and landscape. Free. 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville.

  • 'Natural Yard Care 101' at Swansons Nursery: Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Greg Butler will humor you as he explains how to choose plants wisely for a low-maintenance, water-wise, and pesticide free garden. 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle. free.

  • Children Are Our Flowers, Boise: Saturday, April 25. Many events and discounts at Boise Nurseries. Free Childrens activities from 11 to 3.

Ongoing Events

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: April 1 through April 30 (Bloom dates according to Mother Nature). Rumor is that tulips will be early this year. Look up special events, tulip field maps and much more online.

  • Poetry at Bloedel: April 1 through April 30 (Member-only preview: Tuesday, March 31 from 5-7 p.m). To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, Bloedel is combining poetry with nature in an exhibit spread throughout its gardens. Selected works spanning a wide-range of styles were nominated by poetry-lovers in the community and curated by University of Washington professor / poet Linda Bierds and author / poet David Guterson. The poems will be installed on panels mounted along the trails and provide visitors with a place to pause, reflect and connect with Bloedel in a new way.

  • 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.

  • 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.