A weekly listing of garden events, classes and sales.

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Sept. 15-17


Community Kid’s Day

SAT Educational garden activities for kids; proceeds and toy donations benefit the Toy Rescue Mission, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lakewold Gardens,12317GravellyLakeDriveS.W., Lakewood; $1 or toy donation (253-584-4106).

Ikebana exhibit

SAT-SUN Japanese flower arrangements, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; free (425-803-3268).


Container veggie gardening

SAT Begin and maintain an edible container garden in your apartment or condo, 10 a.m.-noon, Cascade Park, 333 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle; free (registration: 206-633-0451, ext. 1).

Autumn pond care

SAT Learn how to prepare pond equipment, plants and fish for the cooler weather, 11 a.m., Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851).

Topiary in and out of

the garden

SAT Discussion of classic garden uses, shapes and the best plant materials for topiary, 10 a.m.-noon, Clear Creek Nursery, 11688 Clear Creek Road, Silverdale, Kitsap County; $10 (360-308-8210).

Living wreath

SAT Learn the techniques for creating a living wreath to hang on a wall, fence or garden gate, 10 a.m., Magnolia Garden Center, 3213 W. Smith St., Seattle; free (reservations: 206-284-1161).

Gardening with children

SAT Captivate children and instill a love of plants and gardening from an early age, 1 p.m., Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543).

Winter ornamentals

SAT King County Master Gardener Foundation Talk series presents a talk on winter ornamentals, 10:30 a.m., Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15500 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Sedums and succulents

SAT Discussion of care, planting and design tips of upright and trailing sedums and hardy succulents, 10:30 a.m., Squak Mountain Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., Issaquah; free (425-392-1025).


Seattle Audubon

annual fall plant sale

SAT Featuring local growers such as Botanica, Day Creek Nursery, Tadpole Haven Nursery and Madrona Nursery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Seattle Audubon Center, 8050 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-523-4483).

Annual fall plant sale

SAT Featuring popular favorites such as orchids from Hawaii, bromeliads, cactus and other exotic tropical plants, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (206-322-4112).

PlantAmnesty sale and festival

SUN Choose from a variety of plants donated by various nurseries, with proceeds benefiting PlantAmnesty, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way, Seattle (206-783-9813).



ONGOING Guided walks of the Washington Park Arboretum, 1 p.m. first and third Sundays, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or www.wparboretum.org ).

Seattle Chinese Garden

ONGOING 90-minute tour includes a slide show, discussion of gardens in Chinese culture, arboretum and Song Mei Pavilion tours, 10 a.m. second Saturdays, South Seattle Community College Horticulture Building, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-282-8040, ext. 101, or www.seattle-chinese-garden.org).

Dunn Gardens

THU-SAT Restored 1915 Olmsted Brothers-designed private garden open to the public for guided tours only, 1 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays through October, address provided with tour reservation, Seattle; $7-$10 (206-362-0933 or www.dunngardens.org).

Garden calendar items can be faxed, 206-464-2239; mailed to Garden Calendar, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111; or e-mailed to gardencalendar@seattletimes.com. Deadline is three weeks before publication.