Archive for the ‘Classes and Events’ Category

Come to Compost With Special Guest Bobbie Morgan, Natural Landscapes Project

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Just in time for Earth Day, learn the basics of home composting and turn yard and food waste into black gold for your garden. Composting satisfies our need to be environmentally friendly in our own back yards. You will see a helpful video, receive handouts and learn how to get started with backyard composting. We are pleased to offer Bobbie’s presentation with no class fee.

Date: Sunday, April 18, 1:00 pm
Time: 1:00 pm
Class Fee: None
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

Pot-a-Palooza 2010

Monday, April 5th, 2010

This weekend (April 10-11) is a repeat of last year’s Pot-a-Palooza event. All pots are 20% off. More details in the newsletter

Adventures of a First Year Beekeeper

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Bainbridge Island professional landscaper and bee enthusiast Charles Shafer, CPH shares his first hand experiences in starting a honeybee colony. Charles will talk about supplies, plants that attract bees and beekeeping tips. We are pleased to offer Charles’s presentation with no class fee.

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm
Class Fee: None
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

Unusual Edibles for your Landscape

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Spice up your garden and your menu with some unusual edible plants. We’ll explore flavorful, bright orange seaberries; health food store favorite gojii berries; the intriguing medlar tree; and tea camellias, which are the producers of the world’s tea leaves. Join us as we introduce fruits and other edibles available this season and show you how to incorporate them into your garden.

Saturday, March 20, 1:00 pm
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class fee $8.
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

Orchard Mason Bees with Special Guest: Lisa Novich of Knox Cellars

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Improve fruit production in your garden by starting your own Orchard Mason bee colony. Mason bees are non-aggressive and highly effective pollinators. Join special guest Lisa Novich of Knox Cellars to explore the fascinating world of native pollinating bees. Lisa will cover what you need to get started, where and when to place your bee houses & more. We are pleased to offer Lisa’s presentation with no class fee. This class will be held in the Northwest Greenhouse, which is covered, but not heated. Please dress appropriately.

Date: Saturday, March 13, 1:00 pm
Time: 1pm
Class Fee: None
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

Growing Your Own Food

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

We welcome back popular guest Leda Langley whose class last year on growing your own vegetables was standing-room only! This year, Leda will be joined by her friend and author Lorene Edwards-Forkner to discuss elements of Lorene’s new book Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest. Leda and Lorene will lead a discussion, covering vegetables available this season, garden planning, crop rotation, how to extend the growing season and food storage. A great class for both the new and experienced gardener. We are pleased to offer Leda and Lorene’s presentation with no class fee and no pre-registration, however, because we are expecting a capacity crowd for this class, please note the special ticketing procedure: You must pick up a ticket to attend this class. Limit 4 tickets per customer. Seating will be limited to the first 100 ticketed participants. Tickets are available in the main building at Bainbridge Gardens. Sorry, this class is full. This class will be held in the Northwest Greenhouse, which is covered, but not heated. Please dress appropriately.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time: 1pm
Class Fee: None
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

Pruning Basics

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Yes, it is still pruning season! Join Steve Minch for an overview of pruning tools and techniques.

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Time: 1pm
Class Fee: $8
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

For more details and registration information see the Classes and Special Events section on our website.

Unbeatable Plants for the Northwest Garden

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Choose plants that thrive in your garden without a lot of effort. This class will explore plants that are well-adapted to our climate and soils. By introducing the right cultivars to your garden, you’ll be less likely to have pest or disease issues. We’ll be looking at woody plants such as shrubs and trees for full sun, part shade or full shade settings that offer year-round interest: attractive foliage, nice blooms and strong structure. A class suited for newcomers to the Northwest, and beginners as well as seasoned gardeners.

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 1pm
Class Fee: $8
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

For more details and registration information see the Classes and Special Events section on our website.

Pruning Basics

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Couldn’t make it to the first class? Still have questions? Steve Minch hosts another class on pruning on Feb 10.

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Time: 1pm
Class Fee: $8
Location: Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

For more details and registration information see the Classes and Special Events section on our website.

Pruning Basics

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

It’s pruning season!  Join Steve Minch for an overview of pruning tools, and basic pruning techniques.

Date:  Sunday, January 31, 2010
Time: 1pm
Class Fee: $8
Location:  Bainbridge Gardens NW Greenhouse (Dress warm)

For more details and registration information see the Classes and Special Events section on our website.