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Garden variety

Urban forest: Volunteer to help restore Everett’s urban forest, noon-3 p.m. May 28, Howarth Park. No experience is necessary and all tools are provided. All ages welcome. To RSVP, contact greeneverett@forterra.org or call 425-238-0065.

Sorticulture: Everett’s Garden Arts Festival is June 10-12, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Garden art, nurseries, gardening experts, food, music and a wine garden. Admission is free; www.everett wa.org.

Plant sales

Monroe High School FFA: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 28, 17001 Tester Road, Monroe. Annuals, perennials, baskets, vegetable starts and more. Cash or check only. Contact Vince Caruso at carusov@monroe.wednet.edu or call 360-804-4686.

Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; 425-257-8597. Trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roses, annuals. Raffle. Sales benefit the arboretum. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Scholarships &Awards

Mukilteo Way Garden Club is offering a $1,000 Scholarship for horticulture studies at Edmonds Community College. Current EdCC students, high school students and adult learners are eligible. Application and details are available at www.mwgc.org or by request at PO Box 1361, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Application deadline is May 31.

Evergreen Awards: Mountlake Terrace is accepting nominations for its annual Evergreen Awards, which recognize property owners who take great care of their properties. Nomination forms are at www.cityofmlt.com and at city facilities. Accepted through May 28.

Home, sweet, home: Monte Cristo Awards honor Everett property owners who have shown extensive pride in their home or business. Awards are given in three categories: Rejuvenation and Transformation; Pride of the Neighborhood; and Neighborhood-Friendly Business. Deadline for entries is June 15. An awards ceremony is Oct. 13. Nomination forms are available at everettwa.gov/montecristo, Everett Library branches, the city’s Wall Street Building, 2930 Wetmore, the PUD and local home improvement, paint and lumber stores.

Garden tours

Mill Creek Garden Tour: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25 at six gardens in Mill Creek; benefits Mill Creek Garden Club’s “Giving through Gardening” school grants, civic projects and club operations; tickets $15; on sale at Li’l Sprout Nursery, 17414 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek; www.millcreekgardenclub.com.

Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour: Features landscaping for wildlife, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25; maps at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 NE Camano Dr., the day of the event; free; www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Whidbey Island Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18; 360-321-4191; wigt.org. Tour is self-guided with five gardens. Adult advance tickets, $20; day of tour, $25. Ages 2 to 12, $10 advance; $15 day of tour.

Edmonds in Bloom: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 at a variety of private gardens; tickets will be sold at businesses and online the first week in June; www.edmondsinbloom.com.

Snohomish Garden Club garden tour: Noon to 5 p.m. July 31 at gardens in the Snohomish area; $12; tickets available at several locations; 425-377-2084; www.snohomishgardenclub.com.

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