Snohomish County Master Gardener Tour: Ten gardens on three Saturdays in June and July. Tour dates are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 in Edmonds/Lynnwood; July 12 in Snohomish/Bothell/Sultan; and July 19 in Mill Creek/Everett/Marysville. Cost is $25. For tickets, call 425-338-2400 or go to www.snomgf.org.
Symphony of Gardens: Benefit for Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra with live chamber ensembles. Five gardens in Clyde Hill, Medina, Hunts Point and Kirkland, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29, with live music in the gardens from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $25. Tickets are available at Wells Medina Nursery or Sky Nursery in Shoreline or Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/604208.
Garden competition: Edmonds gardeners can submit entry forms for the competition through July 3. Entry forms are available at Garden Gear, Edmonds Library, Frances Anderson Center, Bountiful Home and the Log Cabin. Mail or bring them to the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. or submit online at www.edmondsinbloom.com.
Arboretum tours: Reservations for custom group tours of the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens are available all year by calling 425-257-8597. There is no charge, but donations to the Evergreen Arboretum Foundation are welcome. The arboretum is at 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com or email email@example.com.
Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, grasses, roses, vines, herbs and raffle. Free parking. Sales benefit the arboretum. Call 425-257-8597 or go to www.evergreenarboretum.com.
Drip irrigation: Master gardener Jeff Thompson will explain drip irrigation systems in a hands-on workshop sponsored by WSU-Snohomish County Extension from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 at the Extension Education Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Fee is $20, or $30 for couple. To register call 425-357-6039 or go to tinyurl.com/mup5le7.
Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens 2014 lectures: Noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. All the classes are free. Seating is limited and require registration. Call 425-257-8597 to register. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com to learn more. Register by mail at P.O. Box 13014, Everett, WA 98206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21: Pruning Rhododendrons and Azaleas with Trevor Cameron of Sunnyside Nursery.
July 19: Shade Gardening with Susie Egan, owner of Cottage Lake Gardens.
July 26: Special event: Family Fun in the arboretum , 1 to 3 p.m. Family activities, music, games, art activities and food.
Aug. 16: Designing for Late Summer Color with Marty Civarra, landscape designer and owner of Leaf Lessons.
Sept. 20: Rain Gardens with Zsofia Pasztor, owner of Innovative Landscape Technologies.
Oct. 18: Putting your Garden to Bed with John Marsh, master gardener.
Nov. 15: Backyard Holiday Centerpieces with Bob Adrian of Flowers by Adrian.
Dec. 6: Holiday Workshop for Kids with Hap Wertheimer, past arboretum president and art teacher. For ages 6 to 12. Parents are welcome to participate.
These local nurseries feature gardening classes, guest speakers and special events throughout the year, often for no charge. Check their websites or call for details.
Christianson's Nursery and Greenhouse: 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; 360-466-3821; www.christiansonsnursery.com.
Falling Water Gardens: Free classes in creating and caring for a pond, 17516 Highway 203, Monroe; 360-863-1400, www.fallingwatergardens.com.
McAuliffe's Valley Nursery: 11910 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-862-1323; www.mcauliffesvalleynursery.com.
Molbak's Garden & Home: 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville; 425-483-5000; www.molbaks.com.
Li'l Sprout Nursery: 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; 425-482-5276; www.lilsproutnursery.com.
Pine Creek Nursery: 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe; 360-863-8866; www.pinecreeknursery.com.
Sky Nursery: 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; 206-546-4851; www.skynursery.com.
Sunnyside Nursery: 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; 425-334-2002; www.sunnysidenursery.net. Classes are free.
The Plant Farm at Smokey Point: 15022 Twin Lakes Ave., Marysville; 360-652-3351; www.theplantfarm.com.
Wight's Home & Garden: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-3636; www.wights.com.
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