Fall Home & Garden Calendar


Fall Home & Garden Calendar

Classes and events

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    Note: Preregistration is generally required for lectures, classes, and other hands-on activities. It's a good idea to call in advance to save your place at a specific event.


    Floral Design Institute

    911 Western, Suite 525


    11/10, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Thanksgiving Basics." $35.

    11/17, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Holiday Ribbons and Bows." $40.

    11/22, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Designing a Thanksgiving Centerpiece." $55.

    11/23, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Thanksgiving Keepsake Arrangement." $55.

    11/30, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Handcrafted Christmas Ornaments." $40.

    12/1, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Designing a Christmas Wreath." $45.

    12/2-12/4, 9-5pm: Class, "Christmas Throughout the House." $150.

    12/6, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Designing a Christmas Garland." $45.

    12/7, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Basics of Floral Design for Christmas." $40.

    12/8, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Designing a Christmas Topiary." $55.

    12/14, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Designing a Christmas Centerpiece." $45.

    12/16, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Christmas Keepsake Arrangement." $55.


    University Village


    11/5-12/25: Dept. 56 Annual Decorating Event to benefit Ronald McDonald House. Free.

    11/27, 1-4: Class, "Chase Blown-Glass Ornaments Trunk Show." Free.

    12/4, noon-4: Class, "Leonette Ford Ornament Painting and Signing." Free.

    Seattle Home Show 2




    A major feature of Seattle Home Show 2 will be "Building Green," an exhibit area highlighting the newest in recycled, reused, and environmentally friendly products. Another show highlight will be appearances and seminars by well-known celebrities in home improvement, cooking, and gardening. Exhibits will be displayed on the arena floor and the 100-level concourse. Sat 10/8 10am-9pm, Sun 10/10 10am-6pm. $7 general, $3 ages 6-15.


    Bainbridge Gardens

    9415 Miller Rd NE, Bainbridge Island


    10/9, 1-1:45: Class, "Tabletop Fountain Demo." Free.

    10/10, 10-11: Class, "Selecting Trees and Shrubs for Your Situation." Free.

    10/13, 4-4:45: Class, "Li'l Sprouts Fall Decorating Projects." $5.

    10/16, 10:30-12:30pm: Class, "Rebar Curlicues and Supports." $35.

    10/17, 1-4: "Bonsai Clinic": Receive advice on care and design from experts. Free.

    10/23, 1-3: Lecture, "Fall Planting with Two Energetic Experts." Free.

    11/1-12/31, all day: "Wreathmaking at Bainbridge Gardens." Bring your own greens or purchase them at Bainbridge Gardens. Also available are hundreds of ribbon, bows, baubles, and other accessories. Use of the wreath machines is free.

    Center for Urban Horticulture

    University of Washington


    10/9, 9-noon: Class, "Aboretum Plant Study Program." $22.

    10/12, 7-9pm: Lecture, "Practical Tree and Shrub Management." $12.

    10/14, 7:30-9pm: Lecture, "Landscaping with Spring Bulbs." $10.

    10/19 and 10/26, 7-9pm: Class, "Plants and Their Names." $27.

    10/21, 7:30-9pm. Lecture, "Native Plants for Garden Color." $5.

    10/23, 9-3:30pm. Design Symposium, "Design Dilemmas."

    10/27, 7-9pm: Class, "Seed Collecting, Saving, Storing, and Pre-Treatments." $18.

    11/3, 7-9pm: Lecture, "Gardens and Villas of Italy." $10.

    11/6, 9am-noon: Design Studio, "Creating Year-Round Interest for the Garden Enthusiast." $30.

    11/6, 9am-noon: Class, "Arboretum Plant Study Program." $22.

    11/9, 11/11, 11/16, 11/18, 7-9:30pm; 11/13, 11/20, 9am-noon: Six-part Class, "Landscape Design Basics." $90.

    11/18, 7:30-9pm: Lecture, "Pruning Techniques for a Healthy Garden." $5.

    12/6, 7-9pm: Workshop, "Greenery Wreaths." $25.

    12/11, 9:15am-noon: Class, "Arboretum Plant Study Program." $22.

    City People's Garden Store

    2939 E Madison


    10/10, 1-2: Lecture, "Containers for Fall and Winter Interest." Join Anne Janiss, CPGS Landscape Designer, as she helps you explore the many possibilities for livening up your fall and winter containers. Janiss will walk participants through design elements and how to choose plants based on color, structure, and texture.

    Fremont Gardens

    4001 Leary Wy NW


    10/9 at 10am: Class, "Hypertufa Troughs." $20.

    10/10 at 9am: Class, "Garden Practicum: Groundwork." $40.

    10/13 at 7pm: Class, "Herbal Soapmaking." $20.

    10/16 at 10:30am: Workshop, "Bulbs: Hidden Treasures." Free.

    10/21 at 7pm: Class, "Designing with Perennials." $20.

    10/23 at 10:30am: Workshop, "Planting Containers for Winter Impact." Free.

    11/4 at 7pm: Class, "Pruning and Landscape Renovation with Cass Turnbull." $25.

    11/11 at 7pm: Lecture and tea with Ann Lovejoy.

    11/13-11/14 all day: Holiday Open House.

    11/27-11/28, noon: Lecture, "Wreathmaking Demonstrations." Free.

    11/30 at 7pm: Class, "Mosaic Stepping Stones." $25.

    12/2 at 7pm: Class, "Herbal Soapmaking." $25.

    12/7 at 7pm: Workshop, "Lotions and Potions." $25.

    12/4-12/5, noon. Lecture, "Wreathmaking Demonstrations." Free.

    Seattle Tilth

    Good Shepherd Center

    4649 Sunnyside N, Room 123


    10/9, 1-3: Class, "Pruning and Caring for Pacific Northwest Evergreens: Natives and Ornamentals." $12 Tilth member, $16 nonmember.

    10/16, 9am-noon: Class, "Dividing and Propagating Garden Plants." $18 Tilth member, $24 nonmember.

    10/16, 1-3: Class, "Green Investing." $12 Tilth member, $16 nonmember.

    South Seattle Community College

    Garden Center

    6000 16th SW


    10/14, 7-8pm: Lecture, "History of Botanical Art." $6.

    Through 10/22, Tue-Fri, 10-3pm, Wed-Thu, 4-7: SSCC Art Gallery Presents "Pretty Deadly: Poisonous Plants of Forest, Field, and Garden." Free.

    10/28, 7-8pm: Lecture, "Bulbs Throughout the Year." $6.

    11/18, 7-8:30pm: Class, "The Space Around Your Home." $6.

    12/2, 6:30-8:30pm: Class, "Make Your Own Fresh Evergreen Wreath." $25 includes supplies.

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