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Dec. 15-17


Garden d’Lights

THROUGH DEC. 31 Thousands of lights create sculptures of 3-D flowers, shrubs, vines and creatures, 5-9:30 p.m. daily, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-452-2750).

Santa Claus visit

SAT Enjoy hot cider and visit with Santa Claus, noon-4 p.m., Classic Nursery and Landscaping, 12526 Avondale Road N.E., Redmond (425-885-5678).


Northwest Perennial Alliance

SAT People with all gardening skills are welcome to learn hands-on perennial care. Bring your own hand tools, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-647-6004).



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 ).

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. The deadline is three weeks before publication.