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Dec. 22-24

Events

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).

Ongoing

PowellsWood Garden

ONGOING Garden is open during public events and by appointment only, PowellsWood Garden, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $5 (253-529-1620 or www.powellswood.org).

Woodland Park Rose Garden

ONGOING Award-winning garden with more than 259 varieties of roses, including Old Garden, and 5,000 plants, 7 a.m.-dusk daily, Woodland Park Rose Garden, Woodland Park Zoo, North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North, Seattle; free (206-684-4800 or www.zoo.org).

Bloedel Reserve

ONGOING 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).

Lakewold Gardens

ONGOING 10-acre estate offers self-guided walking tour of rose, woodland, rhododendron gardens, waterfall, statuary and architecture by Thomas Church; garden store; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood; $3-$5 (253-584-4106 or www.lakewold.org).

Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

ONGOING 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Wednesdays, closed Christmas Eve, Weyerhaeuser campus, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way; free (253-924-3153 or www.weyerhaeuser.com/bonsai).

Rhododendron Species

Botanical Garden

ONGOING 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).

Campus Garden

ONGOING Medicinal herb garden and reflexology path, open 24/7, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free (425-602-3370).

Highline SeaTac

Botanical Garden

ONGOING Three-acre cottage-style garden featuring perennials, flowering shrubs and trees, with a stream and pond; private guided tours available, open daylight hours daily, North SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave. S., SeaTac; free (206-391-4003 or www.highlinegarden.org).

Kubota Garden

ONGOING Open daylight hours daily, 55th Avenue South and Renton Avenue South, south entrance, Seattle; free (206-725-5060 orwww.kubota.org).

Meerkerk

Rhododendron Gardens

ONGOING 10-acre garden and a 43-acre woodland preserve with trails; schedule guided tours in advance, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 3531 S. Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; $5 (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).

Volunteer Park Conservatory

ONGOING Rooms are kept between 72 and 80 degrees to suit the exotic bromeliads, palms, ferns and orchids, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 400 E. Galer St., Seattle; free (206-684-4743 or www.volunteerparkconservatory.org).

Parsons Garden

ONGOING Seattle park, formerly a family garden, open daylight hours 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).

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.