Free Spring thru Autumn Gardening Events

May 15, 2017

Garden Mentors is offering a fun assortment of free spring gardening events to choose from in the greater Seattle area this season — and beyond. One is part of an on-going series. Hopefully, one (or more) of these talks is perfect for you and your gardening family. Remember: they’re all free!

Free Guided Nature Walks

Breazeale upland meadow view

Pack a picnic & bring a blanket to extend your Breazeale upland trail visit after our walk. This lookout is the perfect picnic spot!

On Mother’s Day, I (Robin) lead the first in a series of free Breazeale Interpretive Center upland trail native plant walks. Teaching a young mother and her two vivacious sons about this beautiful part of Mother Earth was perhaps the most rewarding thing I could have done for Mother’s Day. And, I even took my own mom out to lunch after planting a new tree for her. I hadn’t planned to give this walk on Mother’s Day. I had simply picked what worked for my calendar when scheduling. What a happy accident!

Indian plum fruits formed

By May, pollinators like hummingbirds have ensured indian plum fruits will form. By our next walk in June, they may be ready to taste!

I’ll be repeating this guided walk each month through September (and maybe beyond if there’s interest). They’re always free. The loop trail is relatively easy. Part of it is even wheelchair accessible. Here’s the schedule if you’d like to plan a trip to join me:

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10am-11am
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10am-11am
Sunday, August 13, 2017, 10am-11am
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10am-11am

Learn more about the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Reserve and location here.


Want to join me for a hands-on gardening training? This special program will cost less than a garden coaching session with me! And, in addition to learning hands-on, you might take home a great door prize like favorite gardening tools, perennials or even fancy decor!

Sign up for our newsletter & you’ll be among the first to be notified when enrollment begins for this special, limited attendance event happening in early fall in the beautiful Skagit Valley.


Free Hummingbird Gardening Seminar

Hummingbird on tree top

Learn to grow your own hummingbird habitat garden with our bright, tasty ideas!

My eye-candy presentations on gardening for hummingbirds is hands-down my most popular talk. If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy it, or if you really want to drool over all those gorgeous blooms for every day of the year again, or if you have always wanted to see baby hummingbirds growing up, this is a talk you don’t want to miss. And, yes, it won’t cost you a dime!

Where: Molbaks Nursery in Woodinville, WA
When: Saturday, May 20th at noon
Seminar: Growing a Year Round Hummingbird Habitat Garden


Free Worm Composting for Kids and Families

kids exploring vermicomposting

Bring your kids to learn about what goes into, what goes on in & what comes out of a worm composting bin

Molbak’s has put together a fun-filled day focused on gardening with kids. So, gather your tribe and head on down to dig into fun with plants, critters, live music and composting for free!

Where: Molbaks Nursery in Woodinville, WA
When: Saturday, May 27th. The fest runs from 10am-3pm. I’ll be helping kids learn about composting with worms in a hands-on presentation with coloring and worms from 1-2pm.


Are there topics you’d like to learn more about? Let me know, and I’ll do my best to help you, your family and our natural world grow together harmoniously. If your nursery or garden club needs a speaker, don’t hesitate to get in touch. These are just a few of the many popular gardening topics I offer as seminars!

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