A weekly listing of garden events, classes and sales.

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Dec. 29-31


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).

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Northwest Perennial Alliance work party

JAN. 4 People with all gardening skill levels are welcome to learn hands-on perennial care. Bring your small hand-tools, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., NPA Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-647-6004 or www.northwestperennialalliance.com).

Indoor plant sale

JAN. 5-28 Sales on a variety of indoor plants to bring color to your home, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle (206-782-2543 or www.swansonsnursery.com).

Rhododendron University

JAN. 6 Dr. Benjamin Hall of the University of Washington discusses the evolution of rhododendrons since the age of dinosaurs, 9 a.m.-noon, Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th, Maple Valley; $20-$25 (425-413-2572 or www.lakewildernessarboretum.com).


An Exploration of Creativity

SAT Discover new design styles, materials and techniques, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Floral Design Institute, 911 Western Ave. Suite 575, Seattle; $195 (206-749-9464 or www.floraldesigninstitute.com).

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.