King County Iris Society Bearded Iris Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16. Features unusual and hard-to-find irises. Proceeds benefit the King County Iris Society. Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. www.kcis.org.
Seattle Rose Society’s Rose Show: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16. Bring roses for staging, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; public voting, 11 a.m.-noon; noon, Seattle Rose Society picks Best In Show Bloom. Molbak’s, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville.
Eastside Fuchsia Society Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17. Features selection of plants from Eastside gardeners. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. 425-885 2107.
Bellevue Botanical Garden Society 2008 Gala Auction: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Enjoy dinner and auction in support of the botanical garden. Theme is “Monet’s Garden.” Cost: $100; registration required. Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way. 425-451-3755.
Bellevue Botanical Gardens: Events: 1 p.m. Sept. 13, 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 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.