Don’t Miss September & Ongoing Events

Don’t Miss September & Ongoing Events


September 7, 2008

Garden Work Party at Kruckeberg Botanical Garden from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Please come and join us for a garden work party. The garden needs you! Tasks may include weeding, mulching, or raking. Tools and snacks are provided. To show our appreciation, all volunteers receive a discount on plants at the MsK Nursery. Garden staff are also on hand to answer gardening or plant questions you may have. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

September 8, 2008

The 2008 Japanese Iris Convention with guest speaker Patrick Spence.

September 12, 2008

“Monet’s Garden” at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue, WA. 5:30-Cocktails and Silent Auction. 7:15- Dinner and Live Auction. Auctioneer – John Curley.

September 13/14, 2008

Plant Saving Special sponsored by the NW Perennial Alliance. Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm at the NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue. Learn how to clean, divide and pot up a wide variety of perennials. Some of these perennials are being saved for replanting later in our renovated Border. Others will help us raise money at plant sales. Click here for questions or to let us know you are coming, but advance registration is not required. Non-members welcome!

September 20, 2008

King County Iris Society Beardless Iris Sale, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This is where you can look to find some of those wondrous beardless irises you saw at the KCIS Show! The sale is located Crossroads Bellevue in Bellevue, WA (NE 8th & 156th Ave. NE).

September 20/21, 2008

Fall Tree and Shrub Sale at Kruckeberg Botanical Garden. Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs! Come shop at MsK Rare Plant Nursery’s fall tree and shrub sale. Prices will be discounted, including on our dependable and wildlife-friendly native plants. Call the nursery at 206-546-1281 for more information.

September 21, 2008

NW Perennial Alliance Annual Meeting & Lecture Sunday, September 21, 1 pm at Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle. Ellen Hornig of Seneca Hill Perennials in Oswego, NY. Doors Open at Noon for Plant, Book, and Seed Sales. NPA members free/Nonmembers $5. Click here for more information on Ellen Horning

ONGOING TOURS (courtesy of Seattle PI)

ONGOING 21 Acres Farm Tour: The first Saturday of each month, walk the trails, meander through the wildlife corridor and see what’s growing on the farm. 11 a.m., free. 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville. 206-442-2061;

ONGOING-Bastyr University: Medicinal Herb Garden and Reflexology Path. Features botanicals used in both Western and Asian natural medicine. Free self-guided tours anytime, always open. Guided tours also available. 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., behind the campus. 425-602-3272;

SAT/ONGOING-Bellevue Botanical Garden: Perennials, Japanese-style garden, alpine rock garden, woodland trees and native Northwest plants in a 53-acre destination garden. Dawn to dusk. Free docent-led tours Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m through October. Other tours by appointment. 12001 Main St., Bellevue. Free. 425-451-3755;

ONGOING-Bloedel Reserve: Reservations are required to tour the 150-acre reserve, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday year-round, except federal holidays. 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island. 206-842-7631;

ONGOING-Chase Garden: Gardens are open to the public for self-guided tours. Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. 16015 264th St. E., Orting. 206-242-4040;

ONGOING-Dunn Gardens: North Seattle gardens are open to the public for guided tours only, Thursday 1 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. Reservations required. $7-$10, children under 12 not permitted. 206-362-0933; [email protected] or

ONGOING-Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens: Docent-lead tours, 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 6, rain or shine. Other days and groups by appointment. 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. 425-257-8597;

ONGOING-Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden: Four acres of gardens includes cottage, Japanese and rose gardens, and displays of iris and day lilies. Open daily during daylight hours. Free. Private guided group tours available; North SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave. S. 206-824-7222;

ONGOING-Lake Wilderness Arboretum: A 40-acre arboretum with formal gardens and trails for walking, jogging and bicycling. Ongoing lectures and workshops open to the public. Docent tours on every third Saturday of the month, starting at the gazebo at 10 a.m. Open daily during daylight hours. 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-2572;

ONGOING-Lakewold Gardens: The 10-acre garden estate offers a haven of gardening delights, historical features, statuary, landscape architecture by Thomas Church and a Georgian-style mansion. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 general, $3 seniors, students, military and groups (10+), members of the Friends of Lakewold and children under 12 are free. 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood. 253-584-4106;

ONGOING-PowellsWood: This 40-acre private garden is open to the public Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Also open for special events and by appointment. 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way. $5. 253-529-1620;

ONGOING-Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden: This 22-acre garden features trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs, plus a gift shop and plant sales. Friday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $3.50, $2.50 for seniors and students 12 and older, free under 12; guided tours and group rates are available. Weyerhaeuser corporate campus, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way. 253-838-4646 (from Seattle), 253-927-6960 (from Tacoma), 253-661-9377 (gift shop);

ONGOING-Seattle Chinese Garden: Free guided tours the second Saturday of every month beginning at 10 a.m. at the Chan Education Center with a slide presentation and discussion of the significance of gardens in Chinese culture. South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., north parking lot entrance. 206-282-8040;

ONGOING-Seattle Japanese Garden: A 3.5-acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960. Free tours with regular garden admission Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Mondays, 12:30 p.m. $3-$5. 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E. 206-684-4725;

ONGOING-Volunteer Park Conservatory: Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., on holidays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Docents lead 30- to 60-minute group tours that cover conservatory plant collections, architectural history, plant acquisition, production and more, Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; 1400 E. Galer St. $25 per group; free for K-12 students; Reservations required. 206-322-4112;

ONGOING-Waterwise Demonstration Garden: Self-guided tours showcase plants and gardening methods that conserve water. Guided tours available for groups of 12 or more with advance registration. Open during daylight hours, free. Covington Water District, 18631 S.E. 300th Place, Covington. 253-631-0565 ext. 170;

ONGOING-Washington Park Arboretum: Weekend Walks. The 60- to 90-minute walks are on the first and third Sundays of each month at 1 p.m. and are led by trained guides focusing on seasonal interest in the Arboretum, native plants or Foster Island ecology. Departs from the Graham Visitors Center. Dress for the weather. Free. 2300 Arboretum Drive E. 206-685-8033;

ONGOING-Weyerhaeuser’s Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection: Guided Tour, Sundays at noon. Learn the history of the collection and the horticultural and artist elements for creating and maintaining these pieces of living art. 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. Free. 253-924-5206;

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