A weekly listing of garden events, classes and sales.

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Oct. 6-8


The best of fall-color plants

SAT-SUN Learn about favorite plants for fall colors, 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Wight’s, 5026 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-775-3636 or www.wights.com).

Amazing squashes

SAT Learn how to plant a pumpkin for a colorful container and add decorative accents to more permanent container plantings, 11 a.m., Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-743-4555 or www.emerysgarden.com).

Fall pond installation

SAT Sky Nursery’s Charlie Shull discusses everything you need to know to install a patio water bowl or a large pond and waterfall, 1 p.m., Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851 or www.skynursery.com).

Master Gardener Foundation Talk

SAT King County Master Gardener Foundation Talk series welcomes Marty Wingate, discussing small-garden ideas, 10:30 a.m., Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15500 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (206-205-3122).

Spring-flowering bulbs

SUN Plan and plant for a colorful and fragrant spring with flowering bulbs, 1 p.m., Emery’s Garden, 2829 164th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-743-4555 or www.emerysgarden.com).


Good Shepherd Center

SAT Seattle Tilth sponsors an hourlong tour featuring some 800 species and varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials, 10-11 a.m., Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $10 (registration: 206-633-0451 or www.seattletilth.org).


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. The deadline is three weeks before publication.