Expanding community interest in gardening through educational activities.

Past Lectures – to 2004

DateNameLecture
9/13/16Brian MinterTaking Your Garden to the Next Level
5/11/16Maurice HornOld Dog New Tricks
4/19/16Sue & Kelly Milliken & DodsonTwo Old Jaded Gardeners and the Plants that Light Them Up
10/21/15Ciscoe MorrisCiscoe's Oh La La Plants
9/16/15Steve LortonThe Land the Culture and the Gardens Between Mountains and Sound
5/26/15Koen CamelbekeA Walk Through the Wespelaar Arboretum in Belgium
4/15/15Marianne BinettiGarden Inspirations
10/30/14Bleddyn & Sue Wynn-JonesCollecting New and Hardy Plants in the Mountains of Northern Vietnam
9/25/14Sue GoetzFall Fashion for Container Gardens
6/4/14Nita Jo RountreeAmazing Annuals‰ÛÒBig Bangs for the Bucks
5/15/14Riz ReyesSmall Space Big Impact: Standout Plants for Small Spaces
4/19/14Thomas HobbsGoodbye Hollywood Hello Green Acres
10/9/13Karen & Christina Chapman & SalwitzSpotlight on Foliage
9/12/13Sue & Kelly Milliken & DodsonPlant Hunting in Southwestern China
6/5/13Richard HartlageThe Chihuly Garden & Glass: On Making the Garden
5/8/13Lucy HardimanGardening Where We Live: A Northwest Convergence
3/27/13Paul BonineXera's Favorite Plants
10/17/12Jane BillinghurstThe Promise of Gardens
9/19/12Linda Chalker-Scott PhDThe Informed Gardener
5/23/12Graham KerrOne Gardener's Vision for 2020 in his Backyard and Yours
4/11/12Vanessa NagelStructural Plant Placement: Locating Your Garden‰Ûªs Bones‰Û
4/2/12Jimi BlakeThe Contemporary Mixed Border
11/9/11Marty WingateGardens and Gardeners Abroad
10/14/11Jeffrey BaleThe Pleasure Garden
9/14/11Debra PrinzingA Year in Flowers: Seasonal Local and Sustainable Floral Ingredients
5/11/11Lorene Edwards ForknerBackyard Bountiful with Ornamental Edibles
4/7/11Wendy WelchSensational Containers
3/3/11Daniel HinkleyTravels through the Mother of Gardens: Southwestern Asia
11/3/10Roger GosslerWinter Glories - Great Plants for Winter
10/20/10Polly HankinDesigning the 'Hard' Landscape Elements of the Garden - Know Your Options
9/22/10John ChristiansonFavorites for Fall Color
5/6/10Ron RuleGardens in and Around Paris
4/21/10Karen & Christina BussolliniElegant Silvers
3/18/10Judith TankardHorticultural Obsession & Garden Design
11/12/09Val EastonThe New Low-Maintenance Garden
10/15/09Brooks GarciaWhat is a Garden?
9/9/09Mark TurnerMaking Magic Garden Photos
6/17/09Mary ToomeyA Passion for Plants
5/20/09Richie SteffenBetter Gardens with Better Plants
4/2/09Sean HoganPlants for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates
3/12/09Tom FischerMediterranean Garden Style in the Pacific Northwest: Theory Aesthetics and Plant Palette
10/30/08Thomas HobbsGarden Curating or Creating? Know When it's Time for a Change
10/5/07Bernard TrainorBeyond Native Plants
9/27/07Daniel Mosquin
9/12/07Steve LortonMy Life in Other People's Gardens
5/9/07Richie SteffenBeyond the Sword Fern
4/23/07Jim FoxGardening from the Plant's Point of View
3/1/07Burl MostulTropical Plants for the Northwest
9/21/06Des KennedyPassionate Encounters in the Garden
9/17/06Judy GlattsteinBulbs for Garden Habitats
4/20/06Little & LewisCreating Adventures in Your Garden
3/30/06William Martin
10/24/05Dilys DaviesAlliums
5/25/04Stephen Anderton
3/31/04Thomas HobbsThe Jewel Box Garden
3/23/04Noel KingsburyNaturalistic Gardening

Connie Sidles: Avian Utopia for Birds – May 18, 2017

Connie Sidles: Avian Utopia for Birds - May 18, 2017

Spring Members Lecture May 18, 2017 at 7:30pm • Doors Open at 7 Whatcom Museum ~ 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham Members Free, General $12 Desserts and beverages will be served! Join us for a delightful evening with Connie Sidles where you will learn how to enhance your

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Dunn Gardens Rhododendron Stroll – Sunday April 23, 2017

Dunn Gardens Rhododendron Stroll - Sunday April 23, 2017

Event details and RSVP can be found on Dunn Gardens Website. Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it did’t change once in a while. [Kin Hubbard]  

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Nita Jo Rountree – Wednesday April 19, 2017

Nita Jo Rountree - Wednesday April 19, 2017

Including Gorgeous Roses in Your Garden Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Whatcom Museum 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham 7:30pm • Doors open at 7:00pm Tickets at the door: $7 Members • $12 General We welcome Nita-Jo Rountree back to Bellingham to tell us about her newly published book, Growing

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Riz Reyes – Thursday November 2, 2017

Fall Bouquets – Members Event! Thursday, November 2, 2017 Check back for more details.

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Members Only Event: Fall Plant Exchange

Members Only Event: Fall Plant Exchange

Saturday, Oct 1, 9am to Noon 2604 16th Street, Bellingham (Off Chuckanut Drive near Fairhaven Park) Last year several of you enjoyed the opportunity to receive and donate new plants for each other. It was a great success, so we are making it an annual event. Come

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Brian Minter “Taking Your Garden to the Next Level”

Join us at the Fall Members Meeting! Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:30pm • Doors Open at 7 Whatcom Museum ~ Old City Hall 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham Members Free, General $12 Light refreshments will be served Join us at the Fall members meeting for an evening with

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30th Annual Tour of Private Gardens

Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and/or garden to make the 30th Annual Tour of Private Gardens a huge success! Sat & Sun July 9-10, 2016 11am to 5pm Six unique and exquisite private gardens: A charming garden with an expansive view A whimsical garden A

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Maurice Horn: Old Dog, New Tricks

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:30pm • Doors Open at 7 Whatcom Museum ~ Old City Hall 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham Members $7, General $12 In the 1990’s, Maurice Horn left a mainstream job to co-found Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, Oregon. He and Mike Smith “created the

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Plantapalooza Night • Thursday, April 28

It’s a plant party with wine and cheese! A Spring  Members-Only Event Thursday, April 28, 7:30pm Squalicum Boathouse • Doors open at 7pm It’s a plant party with wine and cheese! We had so much fun, we’re doing it again! Join us at a members-only event for

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Sue Milliken & Kelly Dodson: Two Old Jaded Gardeners and the Plants that Light Them Up

Spring Lecture Series Opener Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Squalicum Boathouse 2600 N. Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham 7:30pm • Doors open at 7:00pm Ticket at the door: $7 Members • $12 General Sue and Kelly of Far Reaches Farm nursery in Port Townsend will immerse you in the

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