Upcoming Arboretum Classes


All classes are from Noon to 1:00 pm. Most classes offered at no charge, unless otherwise noted*
Class size may be limited so reservations are requested. Contact us to make your reservation.
Rediscover Rhododendrons
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Noon-1PM

Come and learn the right Rhododendrons for your garden. The class will include planting, care, fertilization, pruning, and pests/diseases for both Azaleas and Rhododendrons.  We will be doing some live demonstration as well by planting some new specimens in the Arboretum.  Our focus will be to not only select a bloom we like but to also discover the diversity of sizes and foliage of these northwest beauties. RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE

Instructor:  Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery manager & Arboretum President

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance







What IS a Nativar?
Saturday, April 15, 2017, Noon-1PM


Come and learn about the latest craze in gardening Nativars improved cultivars of native plants.  Breeders have taken natives and tweaked them to bloom longer, grow tidier, have more colorful foliage and be more disease resistant.  The result less water needed, less maintenance required, and improved wildlife benefit.  Join us and discover this exciting new group of useful plants for your home garden. RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE

Instructor: Scott Conner, horticulture expert and radio talk show host

Meet at the Horticulture Portable at Arboretum Front Entrance





PlantFest Northwest!
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10AM-1PM

Family Fun on Earth Day. All ages welcome. We need your help. Come plant a native plant in our Native Plant Walk. As a thank you, we will give you a native plant to take home for your own garden. Tools will be provided. RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE

Instructor:  Arboretum volunteers

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance







Great Plant Picks
Saturday, May 20, 2017, Noon-1PM


Tour the Master Gardener bed that showcases Great Plant Picks (GPP). Learn about this educational program from the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden of Seattle. This program started in 2001 recommends outstanding plants for the maritime Pacific Northwest. 

Join us to learn about the comprehensive palette of outstanding plants that have been chosen for the Master Gardener Bed at the Arboretum. RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE.

Instructor:  Dode Carlson, Master Gardener

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance





Summer Pruning Workshop
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10AM-4PM

Come to this hands on summer workshop and learn proper summer pruning techniques. We will discuss basic rules of pruning and concentrating on two major categories -pruning of spring blooming shrubs including Rhododendrons and Azaleas and thinning of trees for summer health and lasting beauty.  

Bring your pruners and questions. Join us for the whole session or stop in for part of it. RSVP: 425-257-8597.

Instructor:  Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery manager & Arboretum President

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance







Annual Plant Sale & Raffle
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10AM-5PM

The most famous plant sale of the season! Bring your wallet...and, yes, we take credit cards!



Kids' Nature Camp
Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 2017, 10AM-Noon


Discover what plants need to grow and be healthy. Each day we will learn  through nature games, art and science activities about the four basic needs of plants: Sun, Soil, Water and Air. RSVP: 425-257-8597. Ages 6-10, space limited. $35 per child for member families. $70 per child for non member families

Instructor:  Arboretum volunteers

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance





Hydrangeas for Summer Color
Saturday, July 15, 2017, Noon-1PM


Come and learn all about Hydrangeas and how to incorporate them into your landscape. We will discuss some of the latest and greatest varieties on the market and how to care for these NW garden staple shrubs. We will visit some of the old beauties in the Arboretum gardens and see samples of new exciting varieties for home gardeners.

RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE

Instructor:  Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery manager & Arboretum President

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance





Family Fun Event
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 1-3PM

Bring the whole family to the Arboretum and spend the afternoon, listening to music, playing games, making art and exploring the gardens. FREE







Shade Gardening
Saturday, August 19, 2017, Noon-1PM

Not all plants need or want to grow in full sun. In fact, some prefer the shade. Come learn about these plants that thrive in the shade and their needs.  Informational handouts will be available on plants that require full, partial and dappled shade as well as dry and wet shade. Tour the newly planted areas of our Arboretum shade garden to gather ideas for your own garden.

RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE

Instructor:  Marylou Hart, Master Gardener

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance








Fall Perennial Color
Saturday, September 16, 2017, Noon-1PM


Extend the season of color in your flower beds. Learn about perennials that keep you enjoying your garden in late summer and fall. 

RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE

Instructor:  Janel Garnett, garden designer

Meet in the Horticulture Portable at the Evergreen Arboretum





BulbFest
Saturday, October 14, 2017, Noon-2PM

Family Fun Event. Help us plant hundreds of spring flowering bulbs in the Arboretum and in return take a bag of bulbs home to plant in your own garden. Tools, bulbs and snacks provided. All ages encouraged to participate.         

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance

Free to members / $20 for non member individuals or $35 for non member families

Registration fee covers cost of event and 1 year Arboretum individual or family membership. 







Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Event
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1-3PM


Following our monthly work party and class, Arboretum volunteers and members are invited to a barbeque! FREE of course!





Putting Your Garden to Bed
Saturday, October 21, 2017, Noon-1PM

What should you do this fall in order to get your garden ready for winter? Some of the topics that will be covered are which perennials to cut back, how much to mulch the garden beds and which plants should be dug up. These and many more topics will be covered. RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE.

Instructor:  John Marsh, Master Gardener

Meet in the Horticultural Portable at the Evergreen Arboretum







Conifers for Year-Round Interest
Saturday, November 18, 2017, Noon-1PM

This class is not just about pine trees. We will learn about all those cone-producing plants that add year round interest in the garden with their color, shape and size. The class will cover planting care and selecting the right plant for the right place, including containers. We will also view some of the newest introductions in the Arboretum. RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE

Instructor:  Sandy Milam, award winning container designer

Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance







Holiday Workshop for Kids
Saturday, December 2, 2017, Noon-2PM

Fun Family Event. Bring your holiday spirit and creativity to this two hour workshop and go home with several gifts for the holidays. Projects are appropriate for children ages 6-10. RSVP: 425-257-8597. Free for members, $35 for non members

Instructor:  Hap Wertheimer

Meet in the Horticultural Portable at the Evergreen Arboretum

          

 






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Annual Meeting
(Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, 6-8PM)

PlantFest Northwest!
(Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10AM-1PM)

Upcoming Classes

Rediscover Rhododendrons
(Saturday, March 18, 2017 Noon-1PM)

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145 Alverson Blvd.
Everett, WA 98201
425-257-8597
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