Evergreen “ReLeaf” Fundraiser – SOLD OUT- Pick up orders on December 5
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm

Sold Out – Thank you for supporting the ReLeaf Campaign.

Happy Holiday.


Holiday workshops are not possible this year because of COVID-19 and derecho aftermath. But Sandy Gossman and Nan Bonfils still wanted to raise funds for Arboretum ReLeaf and make you smile. So they will be creating fresh evergreen designs to sell online through the Arboretum website. They will donate all the money raised to the Arboretum ReLeaf fund – to replace trees that were damaged by the derecho storm.


Small Evergreen Gift-to-go – $5.00

Raise some funds for Arboretum derecho relief by purchasing this small arrangement to keep or give away. Fresh evergreens are ready to go in a water tight container that’s inserted in a holiday gift bag. You can easily lift out the container and transfer to a holiday mug if you like (no two exactly alike). MUG IS NOT INCLUDED











Medium  Evergreen Gift-to-Go –  $10.00

Here’s a design of mixed fresh evergreens and holiday cheer in a ready-for-your- table container. It’s about 12” tall and 8” across- sizes may vary slightly. Keep it watered and it will last through the holiday (no two exactly alike). Your purchase price goes to Arboretum derecho relief.

Large Bluebird Box reimagined for derecho relief . -$35.00

Take home a piece of Arboretum history in this recycled bluebird house. It’s packed with a variety of fresh evergreens. Each box is about 8” wide and 12- 20” long; greens are about 20” tall. Keep the greens watered to keep them fresh. Interior watertight container lifts out. This design is ready for the trending rustic, farmhouse look. It’s great for your porch, entryway or buffet table (No two exactly alike). 


It wouldn’t be an Arboretum Christmas without a wreath, right? The grapevine wreath is 18” in diameter adorned with assorted fresh evergreens, pine cones, and holiday joy- including a fabulous ribbon bow (no two exactly alike). Your purchase supports derecho relief at the Arboretum.

Place your order today for pick up on Saturday, December 5 from 9 am to 12 noon. Nan or Sandy will be there to greet you.
Art Mart- Cancelled
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Art Mart- Cancelled

This event will be rescheduled to 2021.

Dad’s Belgian Waffles – Postponed
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Dad's Belgian Waffles -  Postponed

Dad’s Belgian Waffles returns to the Arboretum to serve mammoth size waffles that will fill your plate and satisfy your appetite.

This year we are having a drive-thru event. All food will be delivered to your car. Purchase your tickets today.

Tickets are $9

Spring Fever Symposium
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spring Fever Symposium

Karen Chapman will give her talk by Zoom. A link and handout will be sent before the lecture. 

Topic:   Ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes
We all have sections of our garden that we are less than satisfied with, yet
understanding what has gone wrong can be frustrating. Instinct sends us shopping for
more plants and we typically gravitate towards whatever is blooming that day in the
hope that the injection of fresh color will solve the problem. Yet as we add in these new
treasures the sense of dissatisfaction quickly grows, especially when the flowers finish
blooming and we are left with a muddled sea of nondescript leaves.
In this presentation, I will explain the importance of establishing focal points, a key
component of good garden design, and analyze three areas where they play an

Karen Chapman

Karen’s Bio

Born in England, she grew up with a trowel in her hand.

After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1996 she joined one of the leading garden nurseries as a garden plant specialist. Helping hundreds of customers create beautiful combinations of plants to enhance their outdoor living spaces was always a delight. Ten years later she established Le Jardinet in order to provide a service that takes all the time, stress and guesswork out of the design process.

In the recent past, she has taught container gardening at Edmonds Community College and continues to teach both container and landscape design in occasional workshops and events as well as offering a range of online learning opportunities .

With excellent reviews on the Great Garden Speakers website, she frequently gives presentations at flower & garden shows, trade conferences, horticultural organizations, nurseries and garden clubs.

When she is not teaching garden design or talking about it she is writing about it, and her articles and designs have been featured in many national gardening publications including Fine GardeningCountry GardensSunset, and Garden Design. She has co-authored two books with Christina Salwitz: the award-winning Fine Foliage (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013) and the highly acclaimed Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017), and the next book Deer-Resistant Design is due for release in July 2019 (Timber Press).

She specializes in creating artistic plant combinations with a four-season foliage framework, functional outdoor living spaces and deer resistant, summer-dry designs.

Lunch included in the price of the ticket.  Karen’s books will be available for sale.