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Ballard farmers market

SUN European-style street market with produce and crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, 5330 Ballard Ave., Seattle, 206-781-6776 or www.ballardsundaymarket.com

Washington Park Arboretum

TUE 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle, 206-543-8800 and www.arboretumfoundation.org

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Tacoma Home & Garden Show

JAN. 26-30 More than 700 exhibitors featuring products and services for home and garden design, a butterfly exhibit and a variety of plants, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 26-27, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 28-29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 30, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma, $5-$9, with two-day passes and discount coupons available; 253-756-2121 or www.tacomahomeandgardenshow.com

Arbor Eden gala

FEB. 8 Tickets available for the preview gala of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 8, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $100-$500, with 5 p.m. reception that includes dessert, beverages and early entrance into the show available at the $250-$500 ticket levels. 206-325-4510 or www.arboretumfoundation.org

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

FEB. 9-13 Annual show features exhibitions of ikebana, bonsai and orchids, a floral competition, walk-through gardens, seminars and a marketplace, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 9-12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 13, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $7-$19 per day, with half-day, all-show and group passes available. 206-789-5333 or www.gardenshow.com


Bellevue Botanical Garden — Diverse perennial borders, Japanese, alpine, water-wise and ground-cover gardens, with trails through woodlands and wetlands grounds open dawn-dusk daily, 12001 Main St., Bellevue, free. Private group tours available: 425-451-3755 or www.bellevuebotanical.org

Volunteer Park Conservatory — Rooms are kept between 72 and 80 degrees to suit the exotic bromeliads, palms, ferns and orchids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle, free. 206-684-4743.

Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection — Guided tours, noon Sundays, other days by appointment, self-guided tours during regular hours, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, Weyerhaeuser campus, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way, free. 253-924-3153 or www.weyerhaeuser.com/bonsai

Kubota Garden — Open daylight hours, 55th Avenue South and Renton Avenue South, south entrance, Seattle, free. Kubota Garden Foundation, 206-725-5060 and www.kubota.org

Carl S. English Jr. Garden — Ornamental garden featuring a collection of exotic trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, free. 206-783-7001.

Work parties/volunteers

Volunteer Chore Services — Help low-income elderly throughout King County with gardening or yard work, choose day/time/location. 425-284-2240.

Lakewold Gardens Estate — Flexible work schedule, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood. Lea Mester: 888-858-4106.

Garden-calendar items can be mailed to Rebecca Taylor, Garden Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111; or e-mailed to gardencalendar@seattletimes.com. The deadline is two weeks prior to publication date.