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BAINBRIDGE GARDENS CLASS REGISTRATION

  • Pre-registration is required. You may register by phone by calling 206-842-5888 or in person at Bainbridge Gardens.
  • Class space may be limited.
  • Tuition fee must be pre-paid to guarantee your spot.
  • Tickets may be required to attend free events with special guests; please note procedures in class descriptions.
  • Please check in at the main desk on day of class.
  • All classes will be held in our Northwest Greenhouse, which is covered, but not heated. Please dress appropriately

How to Care for Your Japanese Maple

Saturday, March 7, 1:00 pm
Guest Instructor: Jeff Childs
Class Fee: Free
Late winter is the perfect time to shape your Japanese Maple. Special guest Jeff Childs demonstrates proper pruning techniques for training Japanese maples. Jeff Childs has grown and cultivated more than 400 varieties of Japanese maples in his 30 year career. This class is free, however, we recommend pre-registering to provide seating for all.

Bee Smart, Bee Cool! Make Your Own Mason Bee House with Lynn Brunelle, author of "Turn This Book Into a Beehive"

Saturday, March 21, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Lynn Brunelle
Class Fee: Materials fee $5
Join Emmy-award winning writer and Bainbridge Island author, Lynn Brunelle, for a hands-on, bee-friendly family activity. Families will make a habitat to attract mason bees and learn more about these non-aggressive, native, super pollinators.

Fairy Garden Workshop

Sunday, March 8, 1:00 PM
Lisa Schmidt, CPH
Class Fee: $15 per dish garden
Create a miniature fairy garden. Class fee includes hands-on instruction, soil, starting materials, your choice of three starter plants, and fairy dust. Participants will receive 20% off the regular price of materials used for your fairy garden, valid only on the day of class. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Buzz On Bees

Sunday, March 22, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Charles Schafer, CPH
Class Fee: Free
Learn how mason bees can help pollinate your spring garden. Bainbridge Island Certified Professional Horticulturalist and beekeeper Charles Schafer introduces the world of bees. Charles will discuss the basics of starting and managing a honey bee hive and show how to raise mason bees in your own backyard. Charles also will address the current challenges affecting bees and what it means to the home gardener. This class is free, however, we recommend pre-registering to provide seating for all.

Northwest Newcomers

Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 PM
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class Fee: $8
Wondering what to do or where to start? Our popular class offers vital information and inspiration for those new to gardening in the Pacific Northwest or simply new to gardening.

The Living Screen

Wednesday, March 25, 1:00 pm
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class Fee: $8
There's more to screening plants than the laurel hedge. Learn how to create privacy with evergreen, deciduous and even flowering shrubs that will offer year round interest.

Northwest Newcomers

Saturday, March 14, 1:00 PM
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class Fee: $8
Wondering what to do or where to start? Our popular class offers vital information and inspiration for those new to gardening in the Pacific Northwest or simply new to gardening.

The Living Screen

Saturday, March 28, 1:00 pm
Jenni McCain, CPH
Class Fee: $8
There's more to screening plants than the laurel hedge. Learn how to create privacy with evergreen, deciduous and even flowering shrubs that will offer year round interest.

Best From Your Own Backyard

Sunday, March 15, 1:00pm
Special Guest: Brian MacWhorter, Butler Green Farms
Class Fee: Free
Brian MacWhorter of Butler Green Farms on Bainbridge answers your questions about growing organic vegetables and extending the growing season. We are pleased to carry a variety of organic veggie starts from Butler Green Farms for planting in your home garden. This class is free, however, we recommend pre-registering to provide seating for all.

Spring Lawn Care

Sunday, March 29, 1:00pm
Brenda Sage, E.B. Stone
Class Fee: Free
Get your lawn ready for spring and summer. Brenda Sage of E.B Stone discusses natural ways to give your lawn what it needs for the sunny days ahead. Participants will receive 20% off the regular price of lawn care supplies, valid only on the day of class. This class is free, however, we recommend pre-registering to provide seating for all.