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Garden Tours & Plant Sales Calendar

This resource is compiled by the Miller Library. Public, charitable sales and tours are added regularly. To have your event added please e-mail hortlib@uw.edu.

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Garden Tours & Plant Sales in June–July 2024

  • June 15, 2024 (6 events)


    June 15, 2024

    Tour tickets required: $20/advance purchase available online or at outlets listed on website, or $25/day of tour at the lower level of Lake Forest Park Town Center. Tour 6 beautiful gardens in the city alongside artists & musicians sharing their talents. Master Gardeners will also be present to answer questions. Pop over to the Lake Forest Park Town Center & enjoy a plant & garden art market with a huge list of vendors. More information: www.secretgardensoflakeforestpark.com/annual-garden-tour-plant-sale/, www.facebook.com/LFPGardenTour or info@lfpgardentour.com. Tour starts, & plant sale is held, at Lake Forest Park Town Center, lower level. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155


    June 15, 2024

    Tickets required: $15/person, available at some of the gardens on day of tour, or in advance on website or at outlets listed on website. Self-guided tour showcasing 10 outstanding local gardens with a mixture of classic older gardens & new funky modern gardens, native plant gardens & gardens designed for water conservation. Also garden-related vendors, artists & music. More information: tieg.org/spokane-in-bloom, 509-535-8434 or tieg@comcast.net.

    Spokane (various)
    Spokane, WA


    June 15, 2024

    Great selection of shrubs, trees, annuals & perennials at good prices. More plants & more variety than we've been able to provide in the recent past. All proceeds benefit Arboretum projects. More information: www.evergreenarboretum.com, contactus@evergreenarboretum.com or 425-257-8597. Sale held at Evergreen Arboretum in the upper parking lot, next to the Arboretum Classroom. 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett, WA 98201

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    June 15, 2024

    Cost: $25, advance registration required. Forest bathing has been popular in Japan for decades & is gaining momentum in the US. The practice encourages you to walk in the forest at a slower pace & take in the atmosphere around you. These walks are slow-paced & generally cover less than a mile of trail. During this time the guide will offer a series of invitations crafted to help participants slow down & open their senses. More information: botanicgardens.uw.edu/about/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D169114899, urbhort@uw.edu or 206-685-8033. Starts at the Graham Visitors Center. 

    Washington Park Arboretum
    2300 Arboretum Dr E
    Seattle, WA 98112


    June 15, 2024

    Free. Self-guided tour showcases 13 gardens with a variety of styles. Maps available on website or in person at the Foster-Powell Community Garden, on Powell at 62nd, on the day of the tour. More information: www.fosterpowell.comfacebook.com/fosterpowellneighborhood or contact@fosterpowell.com. Held in the Foster-Powell neighborhood of SE Portland, OR.

  • June 16, 2024 (3 events)


    June 16, 2024

    Tickets: $20/person. Must buy tickets in advance either online or at Figaro's Garden (1896 Victoria Dr. at 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC & cash only). Take a delightful self-directed Father's Day walking tour of about a dozen wonderfully diverse home gardens in the general vicinity of Figaro's — some well established & some newer — & all hidden gems in East Vancouver BC. There will either be home gardeners or Master Gardeners at each site to chat & answer questions. More information: eastsidegardentour.blogspot.ca, britneighbours@gmail.com or 604-718-5800.


    June 16, 2024

    Great selection of shrubs, trees, annuals & perennials at good prices. More plants & more variety than we've been able to provide in the recent past. All proceeds benefit Arboretum projects. More information: www.evergreenarboretum.com, contactus@evergreenarboretum.com or 425-257-8597. Sale held at Evergreen Arboretum in the upper parking lot, next to the Arboretum Classroom. 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett, WA 98201

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  • June 17, 2024 (1 event)


    June 17, 2024

    Half Price day. Get here extra early for best selection. Great selection of shrubs, trees, annuals & perennials. All proceeds benefit Arboretum projects. More information: www.evergreenarboretum.com, contactus@evergreenarboretum.com or 425-257-8597. Sale held at Evergreen Arboretum in the upper parking lot, next to the Arboretum Classroom. 145 Alverson Blvd, Everett, WA 98201

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  • June 19, 2024 (1 event)


    June 19, 2024

    Cost: $12/members, /$20 non-members. Register online. Jason’s trip took him through over 30 public gardens in 25 states & demonstrated the amazing depth & variety of the landscapes & gardens to be found in each region. Join Jason as he shares some of his stunning photography & some fascinating insights on the intriguing ways America’s botanical gardens are meeting the challenges of the 21st Century. More information: www.northwesthort.org, info@northwesthort.org or 206-780-8172.

    Live Webinar

  • June 22, 2024 (10 events)


    June 22, 2024

    Free - get tickets online.A donation of $10 is suggested to help preserve & maintain the gardens. The tour focus on exceptional plants for NW gardens & sustainable landscape practices. Vista Gardens encompasses 4+ acres & contains approximately 1200 aesthetically arranged different species & cultivars. More information: www.albersvistagardens.org, info@albersvistagardens.org or 206-779-3112.

    Albers Vista Gardens
    124 E 31st St
    Bremerton, WA 98310


    June 22, 2024

    There is no charge; however, donations are readily accepted. Reserve online. Spots are limited to 30 participants per tour date. Sign up early. Learn about the Garden's history, plants & development. More information: www.kubotagarden.org, volunteers@kubotagarden.org or 206-717-8718. Meet at the kiosk adjacent to the parking lot.

    Kubota Garden
    9817 55th Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98118


    June 22, 2024

    Tickets required: $20/advance available online until June 16 or in some local stores in Sequim & Port Angeles listed on website, or $25/day of tour. Self-guided tour of 8 outstanding Port Angeles gardens with uniquely designed landscapes, large & small. Each garden will be staffed with 7-10 Master Gardeners to help with plant identification, parking & directions. Benefits Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County. More information: master-gardener-foundation-clallam-county.square.site/, www.facebook.com/clallammastergardeners, laurel.moulton@co.clallam.wa.us or 360-565-2679.

    Sequim (various)
    Sequim, WA


    June 22, 2024

    Tickets: $15/person, available on website; free/supporting members. Explore over 30 gardens by foot or bicycle within walking distance of each other in Ballard. Raised beds, container gardens, planting strips, permaculture, fruit trees, chickens - you name it, you can find inspiration here, regardless of your yard or patio size. Proceeds support Sustainable Ballard's community projects. More information: www.sustainableballard.org/edible-garden-tour/, alyssa.joy.pittman@gmail.cominfo@sustainableballard.org or 206-701-7000. Held in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.


    June 22, 2024 June 23, 2024

    Tickets required: $42/person, free/youth under 12, good for both days of tour, available on website. Enjoy a variety of some of the island's finest private gardens & nature oases. Plus food & garden vendors on the VCA campus & a Garden Raffle. More information: vashoncenterforthearts.org/event/garden-tour/2024/2024-06-22/2024/, info@vashoncenterforthearts.org or 206-463-5131.

    Vashon Island (various)
    Vashon Island, WA


    June 22, 2024

    Tickets required: $25/person, available online or at local nurseries listed on website up to day of tour. Tickets are limited in quantity, so buy yours early. Self-drive tour featuring 5 private gardens in the Woodinville/Redmond area. Also raffle, Master Gardeners on site in one garden, & more. More information & tickets:  www.woodinvillegardenclub.org/tour-of-gardens/ or www.facebook.com/WoodinvilleGardenClub/.

    Woodinville (various)
    Woodinville , WA


    June 22, 2024

    Tickets required: $30/adults, $15/students or children 12-17, free/children under 12, available at website, at local businesses listed online, at the Arboretum until 6/21 at 5pm, or on Tour day at each garden (cash/check only). Self-guided tour of 5 beautiful local gardens, including a flower farm, a converted fruit orchard, an artist's perennial garden, a certified Heritage Garden & a gardener's dream come true. More information: www.ahtrees.org/garden-tour/info@ahtrees.org or 509-248-7337.

    Yakima Area Arboretum
    1401 Arboretum Dr
    Yakima, WA


    June 22, 2024

    Free. Register online. Explore how agroecology, soil health & land stewardship can build resilient local food economies & support direct climate action. Walk along & visit our wetlands, organic fields, solar-powered projects & more. More information: 21acres.org/event/21-acres-farm-walk-18/,  www.facebook.com/21Acres/, generalinfo@21acres.org or 425-481-1500. Held at 21 Acres.

    21 Acres
    13701 NE 171st St
    Woodinville, WA 98072


    June 22, 2024

    Suggested donation: $12. Take an evening stroll to enjoy the bonsai. Also bonsai demos, sound bath & breathing demos, Tai Chi demos, food trucks & a pop-up shop. More information: pacificbonsaimuseum.org/events/a-bonsai-solstice-2024/?occurrence=2024-06-22, info@pacificbonsaimuseum.org or 253-353-7345. Held at Pacific Bonsai Museum.

    Pacific Bonsai Museum
    2515 S 336th St
    Federal Way, WA 98003

  • June 23, 2024 (5 events)


    June 22, 2024 June 23, 2024

    Tickets required: $42/person, free/youth under 12, good for both days of tour, available on website. Enjoy a variety of some of the island's finest private gardens & nature oases. Plus food & garden vendors on the VCA campus & a Garden Raffle. More information: vashoncenterforthearts.org/event/garden-tour/2024/2024-06-22/2024/, info@vashoncenterforthearts.org or 206-463-5131.

    Vashon Island (various)
    Vashon Island, WA


    June 23, 2024

    Tickets required: $30/person, available at website until June 22 or when tickets sell out. & at locations listed on website. Day-of-tour tickets will be available at listed outlets. Tour 10 great gardens. The variety of gardens on this year’s tour will offer inspiration to everyone who visits them. Also a raffle. More information: www.westseattlegardentour.org, www.facebook.com/westseattlegardentour or info@westseattlegardentour.org.

    West Seattle (various)
    West Seattle, WA


    June 23, 2024

    Tickets required: $30/adults, $15/students or children 12-17, free/children under 12, available at website, at local businesses listed online, at the Arboretum until 6/21 at 5pm, or on Tour day at each garden (cash/check only). Self-guided tour of 5 beautiful local gardens, including a flower farm, a converted fruit orchard, an artist's perennial garden, a certified Heritage Garden & a gardener's dream come true. More information: www.ahtrees.org/garden-tour/info@ahtrees.org or 509-248-7337.

    Yakima Area Arboretum
    1401 Arboretum Dr
    Yakima, WA


    June 23, 2024

    Free. The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society invites you to a tree tour of a significant & beautiful part of the Lower Mainland, the Riverview Lands Arboretum. More information: rhcs.org/tours_events.html, information@rhcs.org or 604-290-9910. Held on the Riverview Hospital Lands. Enter the site at the Colony Farm Rd traffic light. Meet at the Henry Esson Young Building (HEY) near the front door.

    Riverview Lands Arboretum
    2601 Lougheed Hwy
    Coquitlam, BC


    June 23, 2024

    Cost: $10, register by phone or email (limited to 15 participants). A local mecca of plant diversity, with many rare species planted by Gil Schieber & Seattle Tilth gardeners. This tour will include both wild (weedy) & planted species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials & annuals. The Tilth garden & adjacent P-Patch will be full of luxurious produce to admire. Led by Arthur Lee Jacobson, a renowned local expert on trees. More information: www.arthurleej.com/tours18.html, alj@consultant.com or 206-328-8733. Meet at the east (main) entrance of the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N). Tour held in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.

  • June 26, 2024 (1 event)


    June 26, 2024

    There is a large selection of quality plants at reasonable prices. Trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, native plants, tools, handicraft sale, & tool sharpening. Master gardeners will help you find the right plant for the right place in your garden. Payment methods include credit, checks or cash. Please note that if you are paying with cash, we cannot give change. More information: www.mgftc.org/events/plant-sale/, plantsale@mgftc.org or 360-867-2163. Sale held at Dirt Works Garden in Yauger Park. Park at the far end of the lot. Walk down the the gravel path to the left of the Dirt Works Demonstration Garden. The nursery is past the demonstration garden at the end of the path. Signs will be posted.

    530 Alta St SW, Olympia, WA

  • June 29, 2024 (4 events)


    June 29, 2024

    Tickets required: $25/person, available online & at outlets listed on website. Self-guided tour of 6 gardens in the Greater Gig Harbor Area. Each garden has a unique story to tell that reflects the gardener's heart & style. The variety, artistry, design & color will inspire you. More information: www.gigharborgardentour.org, www.facebook.com/gigharborgardentour/ or info@gigharborgardentour.org. Held in various gardens in the Gig Harbor, WA area.


    June 29, 2024

    Donation: $30/person. Purchase tickets in advance on website or at locations listed on website. Self–guided tour through 6 captivating North Whidbey gardens, each offering a distinct personality from a whimsical cottage garden to a beautiful estate boasting a sweeping vista. Also complimentary refreshments, local artists' crafts, & an afterhours party at Mailliard's Landing Nursery exclusively for ticket holders from 4-7pm with 20% off plants & merchandise. More information: www.oakharborgardenclub.org, www.facebook.com/oakharborgardenclub or 408-497-7753.

    Whidbey Island (various)
    Whidbey Island, WA


    June 29, 2024

    Skagit Valley is home to 3 demonstration gardens on 8 acres, operated by volunteers as a learning resource for the public. See plants chosen to perform well in the Pacific NW. Learn about effective garden practices, soil health, composting, pollinators, fruit tree pruning, native plants, weed identification & more. More information: www.skagitmg.org/home/events/openhouse or kaytorrance@outlook.com. Held at the WSU Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center.


    June 29, 2024

    Cost: $12/members, /$20 non-members. Register online. Katherine will acquaint you with some of her favorite selections, offer fresh ideas for their use in the garden as well as in container combinations, vertical gardens, wreaths & floral arranging. She’ll also discuss propagation, proper soil mixes, indoor care & tips on how to address humid outdoor growing conditions. Katherine has been experimenting with the unexpected on the grounds of Avant Gardens. She is also a garden photographer, writer & a lecturer. More information: www.northwesthort.org, info@northwesthort.org or 206-780-8172.

    Live Webinar

  • June 30, 2024 (1 event)


    June 30, 2024

    Tickets required: $25/person, available online & at outlets listed on website. Self-guided tour of 6 gardens in the Greater Gig Harbor Area. Each garden has a unique story to tell that reflects the gardener's heart & style. The variety, artistry, design & color will inspire you. More information: www.gigharborgardentour.org, www.facebook.com/gigharborgardentour/ or info@gigharborgardentour.org. Held in various gardens in the Gig Harbor, WA area.

  • July 20, 2024 (1 event)


    July 20, 2024 July 21, 2024

    Tickets required: $20 in advance online & at merchants listed on website, or if not sold out in advance $25/day of tour (at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo, WA). Self-directed tour of 6 lovely residential Mukilteo gardens. Curated Quilt Show at the gallery inside Rosehill Community Center with some quilts for sale. Also raffle at the community center. More information: www.mukilteogardenandquilttour.org, www.facebook.com/MukilteoGardenAndQuiltTour, kjwisbeck@gmail.com or 425-870-1775.

  • July 21, 2024 (1 event)


    July 20, 2024 July 21, 2024

    Tickets required: $20 in advance online & at merchants listed on website, or if not sold out in advance $25/day of tour (at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo, WA). Self-directed tour of 6 lovely residential Mukilteo gardens. Curated Quilt Show at the gallery inside Rosehill Community Center with some quilts for sale. Also raffle at the community center. More information: www.mukilteogardenandquilttour.org, www.facebook.com/MukilteoGardenAndQuiltTour, kjwisbeck@gmail.com or 425-870-1775.