Happy Mother’s Day weekend, everyone! There are a lot of gardening events going on in the Puget Sound area today and tomorrow. Moms will be pleased. Also, there’s a lot happening throughout June and July (not much in August). Here’s a roundup of the more prominent 2018 Seattle area gardening events. I like going to specialty sales whenever I can make it. It’s at the non-profit plant organizations and private gardens that you find rare plants to buy. I also love touring gardens for design ideas. I wrote about visiting the Bellevue Botanical Garden a couple of years ago. I’ll keep this list on my home page so people can check on it throughout the summer. If you know of an event near you, please let me know. I’m happy to add it. Happy touring and buying!
May 11 – 12, 2018, Edmonds Community College Horticulture Program Plant Sale, Edmonds, WA
This sale takes place at my old horticulture school. I have a warm fondness for it. While the selection isn’t huge, the prices are very affordable. Maybe the best deals in town.
May 11 – 13, 2018, Annual Mother’s Day Sale, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, Shoreline, WA
May 12, 2018, Bellevue Demonstration Garden Spring Plant Sale, Bellevue, WA
May 12, 2018, Friends of the Volunteer Park Conservatory Spring Plant Sale, Seattle, WA
May 12, 2018, Redmond Garden Club Plant Sale, Redmond, WA
May 12 – 13, 2018, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Plant Sale & Tour, Federal Way, WA
May 13, 2018, Mother’s Day Cream Tea, Dunn Gardens, Seattle, WA
May 12 – 13, 2018, Heronswood Nursery Plant Sale & Garden Open, Kingston, WA
This is going to be a great plant sale full of rare plants. Worth the ferry ride.
June 2 – 3, 2018, Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour, Bainbridge Island, WA
June 3, 2018, Madison Park Home & Garden Tour, Seattle, WA
June 8 – 10, 2018, Sorticulture, Garden Arts Festival, Everett, WA. Ciscoe Morris speaks at 2pm.
June 9, 2018, Richmond Beach Garden Tour, Shoreline, WA,
June 16, 2018, Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park, Lake Forest Park, WA
June 23, 2018, Mill Creek Garden Tour, Mill Creek, WA
June 24, 2018, West Seattle Garden Tour, Seattle, WA
July 8, 2018, Georgetown Garden Walk, Seattle, WA
July 15, 2018, Mt. Baker Garden Tour, Seattle, WA,
July 15, 2018, Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour, Edmonds, WA
July 20 – 22, 2018, Sequim Lavender Festival, Sequim, WA
July 28, 2018, A Walk Through the Bellevue Botanical Garden with George Lasch, Bellevue, WA