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BAINBRIDGE GARDENS CLASS REGISTRATION

  • 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

Pruning

Sunday, February 25, 1:00 pm
Steve Minch
Class Fee: $8
This class covers tools, pruning techniques, plant types and timing. The class has a show-and-tell format, so your questions will guide the direction the class takes.

Ciscoe's Favorite Spring Plants

Sunday, March 18, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Ciscoe Morris
Class Fee: Free
TV and Radio Gardening Personality Ciscoe Morris leads a fun-filled show-and-tell of his favorite spring plants. You may even receive one as a prize! This event is free, however, we recommend that you pre-register as seating is limited.

Pruning

Wednesday, February 28, 1:00 pm
Steve Minch
Class Fee: $8
This class covers tools, pruning techniques, plant types and timing. The class has a show-and-tell format, so your questions will guide the direction the class takes.

The Living Screen

Wednesday, March 21, 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.

The Buzz On Bees

Saturday, March 3, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Charles Schafer,CPH
Class Fee: Free
Learn how mason bees can help pollinate your spring garden. Bainbridge Island Certified Professional Horticulturalist and beekeeper Charles Schafer introduces the world of bees. Charles will discuss the basics of starting and managing a honey bee hive and show how to raise mason bees in your own backyard. Charles also will address the current challenges affecting bees and what it means to the home gardener. This class is free, however, we request that you pre-register in order to insure seating for all our guests.

The Living Screen

Saturday, March 24, 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.

Little Sprouts Activity: Build Your Own Edible Container Garden

Sunday, March 4, 11:00am
Andy Thomas, CPH
Class Fee: 15 Per Dish Garden
Get your little ones excited about gardening by letting them plan and construct their own edible container garden. They'll love to care for their plants, watch them grow, harvest, and eat their veggie creations. Class fee includes hands-on instruction, soil, a terracotta pot, and three veggie starts. Make a reservation between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to build your garden with personalized instruction. Most gardens will take less than 30 minutes to complete. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Lawn Care

Sunday, March 25, 1:00pm
Steve Minch
Class Fee: $8
Get your lawn ready for spring and summer. We'll cover lawn renovation, fertilizing, aerating, mowing, watering & more.

Home Orchard Care

Wednesday, March 7, 1:00 pm
Steve Minch
Class Fee: $8
Fruit trees need regular care for best health and fruit production. Learn about important winter care of your fruit-bearing plants. Steve will discuss how to control common fruit tree diseases and insects, including tent caterpillars. He'll show you how and when to apply environmentally-safe products to keep your trees healthy and productive.

Spring Lawn Care

Wednesday, March 28, 1:00pm
Steve Minch
Class Fee: $8
Get your lawn ready for spring and summer. We'll cover lawn renovation, fertilizing, aerating, mowing, watering & more.

The Dirt On Dirt

Saturday, March 10, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Brenda Sage, E.B. Stone
Class Fee: Free
What's the best combination of soil,, compost and fertilizer for a successful veggie garden? What's the difference between mulch and compost? How do you know what amendments your soil needs? Brenda Sage from E.B. Stone gives us "the dirt" on using soil amendments and fertilizers to make your plants perform. E.B. Stone is a family owned company producing organic soil amendments and fertilizers. Participants in the class receive 10% off all E.B. Stone products on the day of the class. This class is free, however, we request that you preregister in order to insure seating for all our guests.

Bees, Birds and Butterflies in the Native Garden

Sunday, April 14, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Ann Lovejoy
Class Fee: Free
Garden Writer and Island Icon Ann Lovejoy discusses how native plants save water, reduce maintenance, and attract pollinators to your garden. This event is free, however, we recommend that you pre-register as seating is limited.

Best From Your Own Backyard

Sunday, March 11, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Brian MacWhorter, Butler Green Farms
Class Fee: Free
Brian MacWhorter of Butler Green Farms on Bainbridge will be on hand to answer your questions about growing organic veggies. Bainbridge Gardens is pleased to announce that we will be carrying some veggie starts from Butler Green Farms. Fresh, organic and local, from Brian's garden to yours. Brian's question-and-answer event is free; no reservations necessary. Brian has 40 years of farming experience. Feel free to stop by and ask him your vegetable gardening questions.

Fairy Garden Workshop

Sunday, April 15
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.

Northwest Newcomers

Saturday, March 14, 1:00 PM
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class Fee: $8
Wondering what to do or where to start? Our popular class offers vital information and inspiration for those new to gardening in the Pacific Northwest or simply new to gardening.

Exuberant Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Sunday, April 22, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Dan Hinkley
Class Fee: Free
The climate of the greater Pacific Northwest remains one of the most munificent in the world in terms of gardening exuberantly. Renowned Plant Collector Horticulturist Dan Hinkley will examine the depth of the inventory of hardy plants that can be successfully cultivated in our region but are seldom encountered. This event is free, however, we recommend that you pre-register as seating is limited.

Northwest Newcomers

Wednesday, March 17, 1:00 PM
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class Fee: $8
Wondering what to do or where to start? Our popular class offers vital information and inspiration for those new to gardening in the Pacific Northwest or simply new to gardening.