Twice a year, the Evergreen Arboretum offers a pruning class, and it always fills up quickly. On July, 21st, join Trevor Cameron, Arboretum President and General Manager of Sunnyside Nursery, for our Summer Pruning Class, as he gently corrects bad technique and demonstrates the correct way to prune and thin various summer-blooming shrubs and trees. If you have ever said, “Oops!” after standing back to assess your cuts, you will appreciate this hands-on class!Participants will actually help prune plants in the Arboretum. The class is10am-2pm. Come for all or part of the time allotted.
Reservations can be made by calling the Arboretum message line at 425-257-8597.Members attend free, while non-members pay just $10 for this class. Membership is $20 for individuals or $35 for families, and includes free access to all monthly classes this year. Pay for classor join the Arboretum the day of class. You can also join online at www.evergreenarboretum.com.An updated membership list is always on hand for classes.
Mark your calendars for July 28th for Summer Fest, a Family Fun Event offered by the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens. The day will be chock full of hands-on activities that will educate and delight with a focus on the natural world! It’s free and open to all in the arboretum.
This year, kids will go on a scavenger hunt, plant trees, get their faces painted,read to dogs, make leaf prints, and learn about birds & bugs! Marco Cortes returns with his guitar (kids enjoyed dancing to his music very much last year!) and local artist, Janet Hamilton will offer a pastel demonstration on-site.
Participating organizations include the Everett Public Library, Paws to Read, The Imagine Children’s Museum, Schack Art Center, Master Gardeners of Snohomish County, Pilchuck Audubon Society, Everett YMCA, Bartlett Tree Service and the Everett Garden Club. Information about participating organizations will also be available.
So tell your friends and bring the kids – we have an amazing family day planned for you in the Evergreen Arboretum!
We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors for Summer Fest: Lamoureux Real Estate, the Everett Garden Club, Bartlett Tree Service and Land Home Financial Services Inc. Summer Fest is one of four events in the Evergreen Arboretum’s Family Fun Event series, created to foster environmental awareness. The next event is Bulb Fest, on Saturday, October 20th, from 10AM-Noon.
The mission of the Evergreen Arboretum is to create and maintain an inspirational arboretum and gardens accessible to all, internationally-acclaimed and locally-enjoyed for its plant diversity, original art and educational opportunities.