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Dec. 30-Jan. 5
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THROUGH DEC. 31 Thousands of lights create sculptures of flowers, shrubs, vines and creatures, 5-9:30 p.m. daily, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-452-2750).
Puyallup Home Show
FRI-JAN.7 100 exhibitor displays offering ideas for landscaping, remodeling and home-decorating. The show includes gardening and interior-design information as well as product demonstrations. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday- Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 7, Western Washington Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $6-$7 (253-874- 8711 or www.puyalluphomeshow.net).
An Exploration of Creativity
TODAY 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).
Northwest Perennial Alliance work party
THU 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).
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).
Northwest Flower & Garden Show
FEB. 14-18 The show features display gardens, vendors and more. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 14-17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 18, The Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle; $13-$65 (tickets available at local garden centers or www.gardenshow.com).
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
DAILY Award-winning garden with more than 259 varieties of roses, including Old Garden roses 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).
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).
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).
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).
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
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 www.highlinegarden.org).
DAILY Open daylight hours daily, 55th Avenue South and Renton Avenue South, south entrance, Seattle; free (206-725-5060 and www.kubota.org).
Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
DAILY 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
DAILY 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).
DAILY 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).
Arboretum tour guides
ONGOING Volunteers needed to lead adult and student tours and to provide visitor information. Training provided (information: 206-543-8801).
Seattle Tilth Programs
ONGOING Naturalist training to lead Earth Steward Garden Tours of the Children’s Garden and garden volunteer programs to help plant and maintain seasonal organic gardening displays, ongoing training, Seattle Tilth, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N., Seattle; free (information: 206-633-0451, ext. 2 or www.seattletilth.org).
Leschi Natural Area
SAT 9 a.m.-3 p.m. first Saturdays, 36th Avenue and East Terrace Street, Seattle (206-322-7648).
Lake Wilderness Arboretum
THU, SAT 40-acre arboretum managed and run by volunteers holds outdoor volunteers days, 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays and the first Saturday of the month, Lake Wilderness Arboretum Nursery, 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-413-2572 or www.lakewildernessarboretum.org).
Volunteer Chore Services
DAILY Help low-income elderly or adults with disabilities throughout King County with gardening or yard work, choose day/time/location (888-649-6850).
Lakewold Gardens Estate
DAILY Flexible work schedule, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood, Pierce County (Amanda Bowens: 888-858-4106).
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
DAILY Flexible work schedule, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way (253-838-4646 or www.rhodygarden.org).
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