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

  • Bouquet Banque Nursery 2018 Hardy Cyclamen openhouse: Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hardy coum Cylamen are beginning to bloom now there should be houses of bright color by the end of the January. Location: 8220 State Ave, Marysville.

  • Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Annual Meeting plus lecture: Tuesday, January 16 at 6 p.m. After the meeting, enjoy a fun lecture by Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken of Far Reaches Farm. They recently returned from a plant hunting expedition to Vietnam and will include tales from their travel. Location: Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N., Shoreline

  • Bellevue Botanical Garden Lecture: Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.). Ray Larson, Curator of Living Collections at the UW Botanic Gardens, presents "The Flora of Seattle in 1850: Major Species and Landscapes Prior to Urbanization". Ray's research offers the most complete view yet of the historic flora of the Seattle region and is being used both as a tool for local restoration efforts and a model for reconstructing historic floras and landscapes from the pre-settlement period in other parts of the United States. Pre-registration recommended. $5 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members, $15 Non-members. Location: 12001 Main Street, Bellevue.

  • The Seattle Garden Club and The Wagner Conservation Lecture Series presents An Evening with Kathleen Biggins, A non-partisan discussion about our environment and those who live in it: Tuesday, January 23 at 5:45 p.m. Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. Location: The Sseattle Aquarium.

  • Tacoma Home & Garden Show: Thursday through Sunday, January 25 - 28. The state's largest combined home and garden allows show-goers to discover a wide range of products and services for the home and garden. Experts on hand and seminars too (I will be there Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.). See website for ticket prices and hours. Location: Tacoma Dome.

  • Washington Native Plant Society Lecture: Saturday, January 27 at 2 p.m. Julie O'Donald, Master Gardener and Community Habitat Steward, presents "Attracting Native Pollinators: Gardens as Habitat". Julie will share a colorful photo display featuring local butterflies, bumble bees and the flowers that attract them. Free and open to the public. Location: Sammamish Library, Meeting Room, 825 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish.

  • Northwest Horticultural Society Spring Symposium: Register now for the March 24 all day event. The thems is "Gardening on the Pacific Rim". Speakers include Raymond J. Larson, Curator of Living Collections at the UW Botanic Gardens; Nao Donuma, Executive Director, Yoshoen Corporation, Niigata, Japan; Douglas Justice, Director & Curator of Collections at the University of British Columbia; Dan Hinkley, author, nurseryman and plant hunter.

Ongoing Events

  • Washington Park Arboretum Weekend Walk Tour Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. First one in 2018 is Sunday, January 7. January's tour topic is "Conifers." 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 Weed, Walk, & Talk events: The first one in 2018 is coming up on Wednesday, January 10. See website for more 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 Tilth Alliance 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.