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

  • SICBA Home and Garden Show, Mt. Vernon: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 24-26. $7 general admission with various discounts Skagit County Fairgrounds 1410 Virginia St Mount Vernon.

  • Seattle Rose Society Pruning Demo: Saturday, March 25. The Seattle Rose Society is offering one more pruning demo at Flower World in Snohomish. Email Jeff Wyckoff for specifics.

  • Northwest Perennial Alliance Nicolay lecture: Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. (doors open at Noon for Far Reaches Farm plant sales). "The Triumph of Seeds" with Thor Hanson, PhD. We live in a world of seeds. From our morning coffee to the cotton in our clothes, seeds support diets, economies, lifestyles and civilizations around the globe. Join award-winning author and biologist Thor Hanson for an exploration of both the natural and cultural history of seeds-why they are so dominant in nature and why we are so utterly dependent upon them NPA members $5/Nonmembers $20. Aaron Education Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.

  • Plant Sale and Garden Open at Heronswood in Kingston: Saturday, April 1 from 10 to 3. Specialy nurseries, lectures and more.

  • Seattle Audubon's 21st Annual Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, April 1st from 10 to 4. Seattle Audubon's popular plant sale is back with many natives & wildlife-friendly plants for sale from local growers & nurseries. Featuring Botanica, Fancy Fronds, Queenscup Nursery, and Tadpole Haven Nursery. Seattle Audubon Nature Center - 8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle.

  • Rhododendron Species Symposium 2017: Friday, April 7 from noon to 8pm and Saturday, April 8 from 8 am to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy visiting local gardens on your own on April 9th. Rhododendron enthusiasts, serious gardeners and horticulturists will discover up-to-the-minute information on species from Europe, Russia and beyond. There will be an emphasis on educational time and tours in the RSBG and its facilities during the rhododendron species flowering season, meeting with staff and other delegates in what has become an internationally renowned botanical garden, containing the most comprehensive collection of natural rhododendron species in the world. $145, register online. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 2525 S 336th St Federal Way

  • Garden Lovers' Book Sale: The general sale is free on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday night preview party: April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy wine and light refreshments while browsing a fantastic selection of used gardening books. Author Nita-Jo Rountree will be selling & signing her new book Growing roses in the Pacific Northwest Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call 206-543-0415 to purchase tickets. Note also that the Pacific Northwest Botainical Artists will have an exhibit and sale of prints and cards through May 6. 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle.

  • Chimacum Woods Garden Open: Saturday, April 8, 10 - 5 and Sunday, April 9, noon to 5. Light refreshments, garden tours. There should be lots of blooms! 2722 Thorndyke Road, Port Ludlow.

Ongoing Events

  • 10 part Growing Groceries Education Series: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning October 19. $20 per person per class or all ten for $175. WSU Snohomish Extension's Cougar Auditorium: 600 128th Street SE (McCollum Park), Everett.

  • Heronswood Garden Upcoming 2017 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.