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Classes & Events


  • Pre-registration is required. You may register by phone by calling 206-842-5888 or in person at Bainbridge Gardens.
  • Class space may be limited.
  • Tuition fee must be pre-paid to guarantee your spot.
  • Tickets may be required to attend free events with special guests; please note procedures in class descriptions.
  • Please check in at the main desk on day of class.
  • All classes will be held in our Northwest Greenhouse, which is covered, but not heated. Please dress appropriately

Fall Lawn Care

Wednesday, September 19, 1:00pm
Steve Minch
Class Fee: $8
Fall is a great time to feed your lawn. Using a good quality fertilizer will give your lawn what it needs to make it through winter, and get a head-start in spring. Steve discusses seeding a new lawn, overseeding an existing lawn, and proper fertilizing and preparation for winter.

The Living Screen

Wednesday, October 3, 1:00 pm
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class Fee: $8
There's more to screening plants than the laurel hedge. Learn how to create privacy with evergreen, deciduous and even flowering shrubs that will offer year round interest.

Fairy Garden Workshop

Saturday, September 22
Lisa Schmidt
Class Fee: $15 per dish garden
Create a miniature fairy garden. Class fee includes hands-on instruction, soil, starting materials, your choice of three starter plants, and fairy dust. Choose your own start time. Make a reservation between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to start your garden with personalized instruction. Most gardens take about 30 minutes to complete. As a participant in the class, you will receive 20% off the regular price of the ingredients you use for your fairy garden, including your container, additional plants and miniature accessories. DISCOUNT APPLIES TO FAIRY GARDEN MATERIALS ONLY AND IS VALID ONLY ON DAY OF CLASS. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Bonsai Workshop

Saturday, October 6, 1:00 pm
Guest Instructor: Robert Cho
Class Fee: $45
Explore the art of bonsai in this hands-on workshop with special guest Robert Cho, owner of Asia Pacific Gardening. In this two-hour session, Robert will introduce bonsai though its history and discuss plant selection, training and maintenance. Participants each will plant a starter Juniper to take home. Class fee includes plant, soil, container and instruction. Participants will receive 20% off the regular price of bonsai materials and supplies, valid only on the day of class. Robert Cho has been practicing bonsai for 30 years.

Pruning and Caring for Your Japanese Maple

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm
Guest Instructor: Betsey Wittick
Class Fee: Free
A well-pruned and well-tended Japanese Maple is a work of art. Join special guest Betsey Wittick as she demonstrates how to properly prune a Japanese Maple. Betsey will cover characteristics and proper care of Japanese maples, pruning for the landscape, and growth management of these magnificent trees.

Betsey Wittick is best known as a winemaker and viticulturalist at Bainbridge Vineyards and as the owner of Laughing Crow Farm, whose veggie stand is a popular attraction at the Farmer's Market. Betsey holds a Masters degree in Horticulture from Cornell University. She worked for four years with the late Junkoh and Chris Harui, owners of Bainbridge Gardens, and has been pruning Japanese maples for 30 years.

This class is free, however, we recommend that you pre-register as seating may be limited.

Little Sprouts Activity: Feed Our Feathered Friends

Sunday, October 21, 11:00am
Instructor TBA
Class Fee: $5
Get your little ones excited about caring for the birds by letting them create simple bird feeders. Children will make as many as three birdfeeders to hang at home. Class fee covers materials. Activity is expected to take less than 30 minutes to complete and is designed for our youngest guests. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Living Screen

Saturday, September 29, 1:00 pm
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class Fee: $8
There's more to screening plants than the laurel hedge. Learn how to create privacy with evergreen, deciduous and even flowering shrubs that will offer year round interest.