Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Sept. 23-29 Classes Fabulous fall containers TODAY Extend the beauty of your...

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Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.

Sept. 23-29


Fabulous fall containers

TODAY Extend the beauty of your garden through the winter months, all day Saturday, Wight’s Home and Garden, 5026 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-775-3636 or

Container gardening and tool sharpening

TODAY Learn how to make your own container garden, 1 p.m., expert tool sharpening, noon, Village Green Perennial Nursery, 10223 26th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free class (206-767-7735).

Fall lawn care

TODAY Tips and techniques for the best methods to establish a carefree and environmentally responsible lawn through the winter, 1p.m., Emery’sGarden, 2829164thSt.S.W., Lynnwood; free (425-743-4555).

Painting and drawing in the garden

SUN Art workshop for children ages 6-10, 2-3 p.m., Village Green Perennial Nursery, 10223 26th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $20 (206-767-7735 or


Northwest Horticultural Society annual fall plant sale

TODAY Various wholesale and specialty nurseries present choice plants, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Warren G, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (206-527-1794 or

Beardless iris sale

TODAY Large selection of Siberian, Japanese, Spuria, Pacific Coast Native and other beardless irises, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (425-868-2770).


Kubota Garden

SAT Public tour of the 25-acre Japanese-American garden, 10 a.m., Kubota Garden, Renton Avenue South and 55th Avenue South, Seattle; free (206-725-5060 or


ONGOING Guided walks of the Washington Park Arboretum led by trained volunteers to highlight the plant collections, seasonal beauty and history of the arboretum, 1 p.m. first and third Sundays, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or

Seattle Chinese Garden

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

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. Saturday through October, address provided with tour reservation, Seattle; $7-$10 (206-362-0933 or



TUE-THU A 3-acre private garden open for self-guided tours (call for docent-guided tours), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way; $5 (253-529-1620 or

Washington Park Arboretum

TUE, WED 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays throughout the year, and sale of donated plants, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and second Saturdays through October, areas near the Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Seattle (206-325-4510 and

Elisabeth C. Miller

Horticultural Library

MON-SAT 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, tours available 7 p.m. first Mondays, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; free (206-543-0415 or

Bloedel Reserve

WED-SUN 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

Lakewold Gardens

WED-SUN 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.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 12317Gravelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood; $3-$5 (253-584-4106 or

Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

FRI-WED Guided tours, noon Sundays, other days by appointment, self-guided tours during regular hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Wednesdays, Weyerhaeuser campus, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way; free (253-924-3153 or

Rhododendron Species

Botanical Garden

SAT-WED 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

Seattle Japanese Garden

DAILY 3-½-acre garden designed and constructed in 1960 under the direction of Japanese-garden designer Juki Iida; complimentary tours, 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Washington Park Arboretum, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-684-4725)

Campus Garden

DAILY 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

DAILY 3-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

South Seattle Community College Arboretum

DAILY 6-acre garden maintained in part by Landscape Horticulture students, with a rose garden and a collection of rare dwarf conifers, dawn-dusk daily, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-764-5396 or

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