GARDEN CALENDAR

Kent Sunrise Rotary Club Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24. Features azaleas, ornamental grasses, shrubs and perennials. Proceeds benefit the Rotary’s annual Dictionary to Every Third Grader Program. Kent-Meridian High School parking lot, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent.

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Plant Sales

Kent Sunrise Rotary Club Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24. Features azaleas, ornamental grasses, shrubs and perennials. Proceeds benefit the Rotary’s annual Dictionary to Every Third Grader Program. Kent-Meridian High School parking lot, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent.

O’Brien Garden Club annual Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30. Features specialty tomatoes and other unusual plants. 18827 120th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-6236.

Eastside Edible Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31. Features locally grown organic vegetable plants and herbs, selected by Seattle Tilth. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. www.seattletilth.org.

Gardens

Bellevue Botanical Gardens: 1 p.m. June 14, free Plant ID tour. Garden includes 36 acres of perennial borders, Japanese, Waterwise, ground cover and alpine rock gardens and trails through native woodland and wetland areas. Free tours, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, April through October. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily. Visitors’ center hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Free. 12001 Main St., Bellevue. 425-451-3755 or www.bellevuebotanical.org.

WaterWise Demonstration Garden: Self-guided tours showcase plants and gardening methods that conserve water. Plant list available at garden or from Web site. Guided tours available for groups of 12 or more with advance registration. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily. Covington Water District, 18631 S.E. 300th Place, Covington. 253-631-0565, ext. 170, or www.covingtonwater.com.

Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection: Free guided tours at noon Sundays. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday. Admission: $2.50-$3.50. Rhododendron Species Garden, Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-9377 or www.rhodygarden.org.

Rhododendron Park: Five-acre park features more than 500 varieties of rhododendron and azalea plants. 6910 N.E. 170 St., Kenmore. 206-296-2973.

Lake Wilderness Arboretum: Events: 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month, docent tours; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, summer plant sales. Forty-acre arboretum features trails for walking, jogging and bicycling, and the Smith-Mossman Garden’s collection of western azaleas. 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-2572 or www.lakewildernessarboretum.org.

Classes

King County Master Gardener Foundation talks: All talks at 10:30 a.m. Topics: May 31, “Shade Gardening”; June 7, “Lady Beetles”; June 14, “Lavenders”; June 21, “Garden Mistakes”; June 28, “Tackling Tough Weeds and Other Naughty Plants.” Cost: Free. 15500 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue. 425-452-7225.

Bellevue Nursery Master Gardener Clinics: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through September. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Bellevue Nursery, 842 104th Ave. S.E. 425-454-5531 or www.bellevuenursery.com.

Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville. 425-483-5000 or 866-466-5225. Classes include:

• “Kate’s Kitchen… Sustainably Grown Herbs”: 11 a.m. May 24.

• “Transformational Interior Design with Magi Myggen”: 6-7 p.m. May 30. Cost: $15 for wine tasting.

• “Flowering Shrubs Throughout the Year”: 11 a.m. May 31.

Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle. 206-782-2543 or www.swansonsnursery.com. Classes include:

• Gardening 101, 102 and 103: 5 p.m. May 24 and 31.

• “Tropical Look-Alike Plants”: 4 p.m. June 8.

• “Container Design”: 10 a.m. June 14.

• “Xeriscaping”: 4 p.m. June 29.

• Ikebana floral design class: 9:15 a.m. Fridays. Cost: $25; registration required.

Garden d’Lights Work Parties:Various dates through June. Scheduled hands-on opportunities to help create, repair and maintain the displays used in Bellevue Botanical Garden’s seasonal Garden d’Lights. Open to those who have taken at least one class previously. Cost: Free. Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St. 425-451-3755.

Floral Design Institute, Inc.: Institute offers various floral design classes. Cost: $45 for classes and price includes all materials and supplies. Call for details. 911 Western Ave., Suite 575, Seattle. 206-749-9464 or www.floraldesigninstitute.com.

Squak Mountain Greenhouses and Nursery: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Free seminars. Squak Mountain Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., Issaquah. www.squakmtnursery.com.

WSU Snohomish County Extension: Come learn how to grow your own fresh food. Cost: $35 per class. 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. 425-338-2400 or www.snohomish.wsu.edu/calendar.htm.

Volunteers

Bellevue Botanical Garden: 11 a.m. -4 p.m. June 1, Primrose Party. Volunteers are need to help dig up and pot primroses at the garden. Lunch provided. Ongoing: Adult volunteers are needed to care for the Waterwise Garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Volunteer days are 1-3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. No experience necessary. For details, call Bellevue Utilities at 425-452-4127. Year-round volunteer opportunities include horticultural assistants, special event staff, boards and committees, plant photography and documentation. 12001 Main St., Bellevue. 425-451-3755 or bbgsoffice@bellevuebotanical.org.

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Volunteer Days: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays-Thursdays and the first Saturday of the month. Volunteers welcome to come learn new gardening skills and meet friends while helping to maintain the arboretum’s collections. 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-2572 or www.LakeWildernessArboretum.org.

Garden Clubs

Auburn Garden Club: 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Cost: $1 donation. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-874-5841 or 253-839-6023.

Eastside Fuchsia Society: 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Evergreen Court Retirement Center, 900 124th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-885-2107.

Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Seattle Police Athletic Association Office, 11030 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila. 253-852-8796.

Greater Federal Way Orchid Society: 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, except July, August and December. Anyone interested in learning about growing orchids is welcome. Bring an orchid to show or come with a question. Annual dues: $10. Kloshe Illahee Lodge, 2500 S. 370th St., Federal Way. 253-946-2300.

Green Thumb Garden Club: 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. St. John the Baptist Church, 25810 156th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-630-7674.

Hill ‘N Dale Garden Club: 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month, September-June. Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-255-9705 or e-mail bandscarter@comcast.net.

Lake Meridian Garden Club: 6:15 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, September-June. Group meets in members’ homes. Call for details, location. 253-631-7107.

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Volunteer Days: 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays and the first Saturday of the month. 22520 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 253-631-0565, ext. 170, or www.lakewildernessarboretum.org.

Looking for a Garden Club: Garden clubs in the East Lake Washington District welcome new members. For nearby clubs, call the membership chairman: 425-822-7275 and leave a message.

O’Brien Garden Club: 11 a.m. the third Friday of the month. Club is a member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs. Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-6236.

Puyallup Rose Society: 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Learn to prune, plant and grow roses. Dues: $10 per year. Washington State University extension, Allmendinger Hall, 7612 Pioneer Way E., Puyallup. puyalluprose@comcast.net.

Rock Garden Club: Meets at the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle. 425-391-5335.

Sunset View Garden Club: 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Group is a member of the Washington State Garden Clubs. Golden Pines Retirement Home, 2901 10th Ave. N.E., Renton. 425-255-0859 or 425-255-8195.

Terra Tillers Garden Club: 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, September-June. 425-885-4889.

Totem Lake Garden Club: 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Visitors welcome. Fire Station No. 26, 9930 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-822-7275.

West Sammamish Garden Club: 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month, September-June. Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue. 425-643-2722.

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