Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Evergreen Arboretum: The arboretum’s Plant Sale & Raffle is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16 on the tennis courts at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials. Garden experts will be available to answer questions and give advice. Sale benefits arboretum projects. Raffle will be held at 4 p.m. You don’t have to be present to win. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

Weed control: Learn how to control invasive plant species and improve native habitats at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive. Expert Seth Luginbill will speak on “Weeds of Camano: Exploring Noxious Weed Control and Improving Your Backyard Habitat.” Bring pictures of your back yard or weeds in a bag to have them identified. This Camano Wildlife Habitat Project presentation is sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks. Call 360-387-2236. More at www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

GARDEN TOURS

Whidbey Island Garden Tour: This self-guided tour of five private gardens is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16 on south Whidbey Island. Tickets, which typically sell out, cost $10 in advance for youth and $20 in advance for adults. Call 360-321-4191. Tickets with maps are available at Bayview Farm and Garden, Venture Out Nursery, Flowers by the Bay, Rain Shadow Nursery and Lavender Wind Garden. More at www.wigt.org.

Oak Harbor Garden Tour: The self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30 includes six gardens, refreshments and entertainment. Tickets are $18 and are available at the Wind & Tide Bookshop, 3 Sisters Market, The Greenhouse Florist & Nursery, Mailliard’s Nursery, Rain Shadow Nursery and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Garden Club.

Call for gardens: The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is seeking gardens to feature in the 2019 Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour. The club will be previewing gardens this summer for this popular biennial event held in partnership the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters. Call 425-870-1775. More at www.mwgc.org.

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