Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Nov. 18-24 Events Fern House reopening and celebration The Conservatory Fern...
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Fern House reopening and celebration
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The Conservatory Fern House reopens with a dedication and refreshments after a six-month restoration project, 1-3 p.m., Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle; free (206-325-2349).
Plants for winter interest
MON The Greater Seattle District of the Washington State federation of Garden Clubs invites the public for its winter-plants lecture, 10 a.m., Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $2-$5 (425-742-4289).
Seattle Rose Society
TUE Annual auction and sale of donated rose bushes, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; (425-742-4289).
ONGOING Guided walks at the Washington Park Arboretum led by trained volunteers to highlight the plant collections, seasonal beauty and history of the arboretum, 1 p.m. first and third Sundays, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.wparboretum.org).
Eastside Fuchsia Society
TUE Learn more about fuchsias and their care, 7 p.m., Evergreen Court, 900 124th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (425-746-0885).
Seattle Tree Fruit Society Work Party
TODAY Bring a sack lunch, garden gloves and pruners for volunteer work at Carkeek Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (206-782-7352).
Arboretum tour guides
ONGOING Volunteers needed to lead adult and student tours and to provide visitor information. Training provided (information: 206-543-8801).
Seattle Tilth Programs
ONGOING Naturalist training to lead Earth Steward Garden Tours of the Children’s Garden, and garden volunteer programs to help plant and maintain seasonal organic-gardening displays, ongoing training, Seattle Tilth, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N., Seattle; free (information: 206-633-0451, ext. 2 or www.seattletilth.org).
WED-SUN 150-acre estate includes 84 acres of forest, Japanese garden, waterfall, azaleas and a visitor center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday with admission by reservation only; 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island; $6-$10 (206-842-7631 or www.bloedelreserve.org).
SAT-WED Guided tours available for groups of 15 or more with advance registration. The 22-acre woodland garden features more than 10,000 rhododendrons, perennials, flowering trees, shrubs and ponds, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Wednesdays, Weyerhaeuser campus, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way; $2.50-$3.50 (253-661-9377 or www.rhodygarden.org).
Seattle Japanese Garden
DAILY 3-½-acre garden designed and constructed in 1960 under the direction of Japanese-garden designer Juki Iida; complimentary tours, 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily, Washington Park Arboretum, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-684-4725)
DAILY Medicinal herb garden and reflexology path, open 24/7, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free (425-602-3370).
South Seattle Community College Arboretum
DAILY 6-acre garden maintained in part by Landscape Horticulture students, with a rose garden and a collection of rare dwarf conifers, dawn-dusk daily, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-764-5396 or dept.seattlecolleges.com/arboretum).
Volunteer Park Conservatory
DAILY Rooms are kept between 72 and 80 degrees to suit the exotic bromeliads, palms, ferns and orchids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, docent-led tours, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, call two weeks in advance to schedule, 400 E. Galer St., Seattle; free admission and docent-led tours, $25 per group and free for K-12 groups (206-684-4743 or www.volunteerparkconservatory.org).
DAILY Open daylight hours; 55th Avenue South and Renton Avenue South, south entrance, Seattle; free (206-725-5060 CQ and www.kubota.org).
DAILY Seattle park, formerly a family garden, dawn to dusk daily, Seventh Avenue West and West Highland Drive, Seattle; free (206-684-4075).
Carl S. English Jr. Garden
DAILY 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).
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