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Garden & Herbalist Education Programs

April 25, 2019

We have many free garden seminars, free guided nature hikes & free to sliding scale hands-0n herbalist classes.

And, we have several free offerings available even as we all stay home to stay safe in the time of Covid-19.

This page offers a quick next-up, easy-reference timeline to help you fill your calendar with all of our programs – free hikes, free & for-fee seminars, maker’s markets and more.

Free Garden Seminar Hiking classroom

Our nature hikes are free & we offer many free garden seminars too. Even classes with a fee often come on a sliding scale!

Some programs are free and don’t require registration. Others may require registration (whether free or for-fee). As registration opens up, we’ll update the links here as soon as possible. And, of course, if you want to be notified directly, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list now. That’s your very best bet to get regular updates (especially during our busy spring and summer seasons!) There’s also Robin’s Great Garden Speaker page to follow here.

(This is list will be updated regularly to add new programs & remove past programs.)

In the time of Covid-19, our in-person events are cancelled. However, we can still get you out in nature & teach you from afar. Please join us!

  • Primo Plantings (& More) for Potent Pollinators
    • Join Robin for a virtual, interactive seminar featuring her best tips for gardening for and with pollinators – just in time for food gardening season. Not a food gardener? No worries! This program is for all garden- & pollinator-curious!
    • Date: May, 29, 2020 at 6pm PDT LIVE
    • Where: Online via Zoom
    • Tickets available now & until 2pm PDT on May 29, 2020
    • All ages & gardening levels welcome.
  • A Gardener’s Tour of Paris in Springtime
    • Date: This event is over
    • If you are interested in a private group booking or future Paris tours, please get in touch.
  • Online Valley Made Maker’s Market now Open!
    • Dates: Open indefinitely!
    • Valley Made Market: We were accepted to this juried Skagit maker’s market just as Covid-19 shut down in-person gatherings. Fortunately for all of us, the organizers quickly pivoted to offer this “buy local/buy small” market online. Find our goods & many other fabulous makers to support here. 
  • Free Daily Instagram Live & On-demand IGTV Programming
    • When: Daily, live at 2pm PDT on Instagram Live & on IGTV on demand anytime.
    • What: Robin takes us live into the natural world, offering lessons in gardening & explorations of the natural world. Have requests, check the GardenMentors Instagram stories for daily opportunities to vote on forthcoming programs.
    • Plus: Surprise Instagram Live herbal maker DIY programs that are available on demand in our IGTV herbal maker series anytime. And, you’ll find printable recipes via our blog to go with the DIY videos.
  • Willowbrook Manor Evening Tea + Herbalist & Gardening Presentations
    • 2020 Dates: June 20th, July 11th, August 15th & September 19th (As of May, we have high hopes we may be able to offer some of these programs. Contact Willowbrook directly for the latest information and bookings.)
    • Times: Saturdays at 5pm
    • Location: Sedro-Woolley, WA
    • Etsy Samples & Sales: Robin hopes to be sampling & selling botanical body goods on site. Cash, check & Credit/Debit accepted.
    • Details: Robin will be presenting herbalist demos and gardening seminars following a delicious dinner tea service in the gardens (or tea rooms should weather not cooperate) of Willowbrook Manor Tea House & Chamomile Farm. AirBnB and glamping accommodations may be available. Contact Willowbrook Manor for all reservations. Full schedule, seminar details, menu & pricing information to come. 
  • Hands-on Herbal Grow, Harvest & Prepare Classes
    • Dates: TBD in time of Covid-19
    • Location: Skagit Valley locations to be announced soon!
    • Details: We’re working on several dates & venues for hands-on beginner herbal growing, harvesting, preserving and crafting classes for 2020. Enrollment will be limited.
    • Notification sign up:  If you’d like to join us, sign up for our mailing list to be sure you are among the first to find out when our enrollment opens. Classes will fill up fast! Subscribe to our mailing list here.
  • Padilla Bay Environmental Research Center Upland Trail Walks
    • Dates: Cancelled due to Covid-19
    • Time: 10am
    • Location: Bay View, WA (Skagit County). Meet at the Arbor at the start of the upland trail.
    • Cost: Free
  • San Juan County Master Gardeners 2020 Annual Conference Keynote
    • Date: 10/17/20
    • Location: San Juan Island
    • Etsy Samples & Sales: Robin will be sampling & selling our botanical body goods before & after the club meeting. Cash or check only. Credit/Debit in a pinch.
    • Additional Details to come


  1. R J Nelson says:

    I am looking forward to future classes

  2. RJ – We’re looking forward to seeing you in future classes! 🙂

  3. Love to attend your walks etc but all the way over here in Ireland .

  4. Fiona, Thanks for reaching out. You could join us online on Instagram or IGTV for garden walks and lessons. Happening daily!

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