Upcoming Arboretum Classes


All classes are from Noon to 1:00 pm. Most classes offered at no charge, unless otherwise noted*
Class size may be limited so reservations are requested. Contact us to make your reservation.
WAKING UP YOUR GARDEN
January 20, 2018, Noon-1PM


Craig Callies, Everett Parks Staffer and Arboretum Board Member

Free to Members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class. Reservation Required

Think itís too early to be thinking about your garden? Itís not. Come to this class and learn about fertilizing, pruning, weeding and other maintenance concerns that will give you a jump on preparing your yard and beds for the coming growing season. Be prepared for a short walk in the Arboretum at the end of class. Meet in the Portable





WINTER PRUNING WORKSHOP
February 17th, 2018, 10AM - 2PM


Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery Mgr. & Arboretum President

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online of day of class. Reservation Required

Come to this hands on workshop and learn proper winter pruning techniques. We will focus on deciduous plants including Japanese Maples. Bring your pruners and questions. Join us for the whole session or stop in for part of it. Meet at the Arboretum Front Entrance





BACKYARDS THAT WOW
March 17th, 2018, Noon-1PM


Steve Smith, Owner, Sunnyside Nursery & Whistling Gardener

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class, Reservation Required

Come learn from the Master! If you missed him at the Home and Garden Show come hear him cover the same presentation at the Arboretum. Always informative and laced with humor. Learn how to create year-round interest in your garden. Meet in the Horticultural Portable 





FROG FEST - A Family Fun Event!
April 22, 2018, Noon-2PM


Thayer Cueter, ďThe Frog LadyĒ of Just Frogs Foundation

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class. Reservation Required

All ages welcome. Thayer will show participants how to create a frog habitat. In honor of Earth Day, students will plant natives in our new Native Garden and also take a plant home! Meet at the Native Plant Garden.





ROCK GARDENS 101
May 19th, 2018, Noon-iPM


Northwestern Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class. Reservation Required

Join the experts from the Northwestern Chapter of NARGS as we tour the old & new rock gardens in the Arboretum to discuss proper construction, design techniques & plant selection. Check out displays of plants and containers and take home a plant to start your own rock garden. Meet in the Arboretum Rock Garden.





ANNUAL PLANT SALE!
June 16th, 2018, 10AM-5PM


Come to the best plant sale around. Great plants and prices. Garden Experts will be on hand during the sale to help answer questions and give advice. Held in Legion Park.





SUMMER PRUNING WORKSHOP
July 21st, 2018, 10AM-2PM


Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery Mgr. & Arboretum President

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class. Reservation Required

Come to this hands-on summer workshop and learn proper summer pruning techniques. We will discuss basic rules of pruning and concentrate on two major categories: 1. Pruning of spring blooming shrubs, including Rhododendrons and Azaleas and 2. Thinning of trees for summer health and lasting beauty. Bring your pruners and questions. Join us for the whole session or stop in for part of it. Meet at the Arboretum Front Entrance.





SUMMER FEST - A Family Fun Event!
July 28, 2018, 1-3PM



Community Groups and Arboretum Volunteers

Free to all

Bring the whole family to the Arboretum and spend the afternoon, listening to music, playing games, making art and exploring the gardens. Many fine, family-friendly organizations from our community will be represented.

 




SEX IN THE GARDEN
August 18th, 2018, Noon-1PM


Sandy Schumacher, Master Gardener

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class, Reservation Required

Just how far will plants and their pollinators go to sustain the life cycle and perpetuate the species? Find out who the players are: helpful pollinators that provide the fruits of our growing labors in the garden and the 30% of those plants that feed all of us. Meet in the Horticultural Portable





WILDLIFE HABITAT GARDENING
September 15th, 2018, Noon-1PM


 

Alicia Kellogg, Comm. Conservation Tech., Sno. Conservation Dist.

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class. Reservation Required

Want to know what it takes to build a wildlife friendly habitat garden? Learn what kinds of plants and gardening practices will turn your run-of-the-mill garden into a microhabitat for native wildlife! Meet in the Horticulture Portable.





BULB FEST - A Family Fun Event!
October 20th, 2018, Noon-2PM


Arboretum Volunteers

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class. Reservation Required

Help us plant hundreds of spring flowering bulbs in the Arboretum and in return take a bag of bulbs home to plant in your own garden. Tools, bulbs and snacks provided. Educational displays and handouts on bulbs will be available in the Horticultural Portable All ages encouraged to participate. Meet at the Arboretum Front Entrance





BEYOND A BARE-NAKED GARDEN
November 17th, 2018, Noon-1PM


Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery Mgr & Arboretum President

Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class. Reservation Required

How do you create winter interest in your garden when all the leaves have fallen and the branches are bare? Come to this class and learn from an artistic gardening expert what he does to create winter interest. Meet in the Horticultural Portable 





HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS - A Family Fun Event!
December 8th, 2018, 10AM-Noon or 1-3PM


Hap Wertheimer & Volunteers

Each session limited to 15 kids with parent participation. Free to members/$10 Non-members. Join online or day of class

Reservation Required

Bring your holiday spirit and creativity to this two hour workshop and go home with several gifts for the holidays. Projects are appropriate for children ages 6-10. This is a parent/child workshop that parents attend with their child. Meet in Legion Hall in American Legion Park.





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Upcoming Events

FROG FEST - A Family Fun Event
(Aprill 21st, 2018, Noon-2PM)

ANNUAL PLANT SALE!
(June 16th, 2018, 10AM-5PM)

Upcoming Classes

WAKING UP YOUR GARDEN
(January 20, 2018, Noon-1PM)

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145 Alverson Blvd.
Everett, WA 98201
425-257-8597
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