Garden Spot Nursery in Bellingham Washington

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    Garden Spot Hours For September:  9am - 6pm Everyday



Classes & Events


Most classes start at 9 AM

(unless otherwise noted)


Register at the store, online, or by phone: 360-676-5480

Fall/Winter 2018 Events



Growing Sedums

9am: Saturday, Sept 8

Growing hardy sedums in Whatcom County is fun and relatively easy,  but growing tropical sedums and cactus in your kitchen or a small greenhouse is where the real fun and  challenge comes in.  We’ve invited David Parker a local specialty plant enthusiast to share with you his years of experience as a  collector and passionate plant parent.  Class is free

The World Of Hydrangeas

9am: Saturday Sept 15

Join local Horticulturist Judy Boxx,  award winning floral designer and noted member of Washington State garden club .  Those of us lucky enough to have visited Judy Boxx’s beautiful  garden on the Laurel Road,  have seen her amazing collection of Hydrangeas.  Here is your chance to learn more about these powerhouse plants,  Class is free.


“Make It And Take It” Hypertufa Planter

9am: Saturday, Sept 22


Known as “lighter-than-concrete” sinks, hypertufa containers have been used in Old-English gardens for centuries. Create your own with Kim, as she shows you how to mix and mold your own planter in this ‘Make It and Take It’ workshop. Bring rubber gloves. Class fee is $39.00.

Mounting And Hanging Staghorn Fern Workshop

9am: Saturday Sept 29

Mount a Staghorn Fern onto an 8” recycled wooden plank with Gerry Zimmerman. He will take you step by step in this fun “Make It And Take It” class. Staghorns are epiphytic plants and with moss, their roots will attach to its new home. $49.00  covers all supplies and fun.


The Glory Of Japanese Maples


9am:  Saturday, Oct 6

Meet  Chris Harling, grower and  horticulturist from Eshraghi Nursery in Portland Oregon.  Chris will bring  a truck load of his favorite Japanese Maples for you to choose from. Learn how to select, prune and care for your Japanese Maples. Special discounts on Chris’s collection. Class is free.


Fall “Make It And Take It” Planter Party

9am:  Saturday, Oct 13

Designer Nancy Elvebak will inspire you in our ‘Make It and Take It’ Fall and Winter Design planting party.   You bring your own container, or purchase one from our huge collection. Nancy will help you select the perfect plants for your container.  You pay only for the soil and plants, with special discounts on all plants used.

The Best Shrubs for Creating Hedges

9am:  Saturday, Oct 20

Today's hedges are living walls that create privacy and define garden spaces.  In Whatcom County your hedging must be deer resistant.  Ginger Smith, manager of the Garden Spot, has years of experience designing gardens and private spaces.   Bring your garden plans,  property measurements and  photos.  Special discounts for this class.  Class is free.

“Make It And Take It” Lasagna Bulb Planter

9am:  Saturday, Oct 27

Back (yet again!) by popular demand, Marcy will teach you how to layer spring bulbs, from early snowdrops to daffodils to late tulips. Sixty days of color await you with the first signs of spring! Workshop fee is $39 and includes all supplies.

Amaryllis Bulb Planting Party


9am:  Saturday, Nov 3

We are delighted a representative from Netherlander Bulb Company  will join us for this special Amaryllis Saturday.  Planting  tables will be set up in our greenhouse all day.   Reserve your time and number of guests and we will have a space ready for you.  Plant this seasons Amaryllis with a European flair. We have the best collection of Amaryllis in the Northwest.

Hellebore Event

9am:  Saturday,  Nov 10

Our Hellebore collection is the BEST. These are gorgeous cold weather plants, evergreen and winter blooming for Hellebore collectors and newbies alike.  Katie from Skagit Gardens brings her years of experience and will introduce what is Special. Discounts on our collection for this free event.

Open House  ‘Christmas In The Woods’

All Day:  Saturday, Nov 17

Garden Spot is decked out for the season.  Join us for this  special all day event. Step into our beautiful winter garden for ‘Treats in The Trees’. Expect surprises and fun throughout the day as we showcase our holiday gifts and evergreens.

Evergreen Wreaths

9am:  Saturday, Nov 24

Ready to spruce up your holiday home? Come have a ball decorating Northwest evergreen wreaths adorned with holly, twigs, and berries, topped off with a gorgeous bow. Workshop fee is $39 and includes all supplies.


European Grapevine Wreaths

9am:  Saturday,  Dec 1

Join Marcy as she guides you in designing a European-style grapevine wreath. Tables filled with evergreens, berries, moss, and more for you to create your own unique wreath with French ribbon.  Workshop fee is $39 and includes all supplies.

“Make And Take” Living Ornament

9am:  Saturday, Dec 8

Delicate glass balls showcasing, tiny lichens, mosses, twigs and other forest trimmings. These lovely living ornaments are sure to become a favorite addition to your holiday decor. All ages welcome. Class fee is $15/ball  or $13 ea for 3 or more.  Includes all supplies!

Terrarium “Make And Take It” Class.

9am:  Saturday, Dec 15

Enjoy a relaxing stress free morning. Create your own indoor garden design in a glass bowl. This makes a perfect gift for yourself or for a friend.  Class fee of $49.00 covers All supplies, plants and fun.

Make And Take Your Own Fresh Holiday Arrangement

9am:  Saturday, Dec 22

Grandma, bring the grandkids  to The Garden Spot for a morning of fun!  Marcy will  help you make a family holiday table centerpiece. A $30.00 class fee covers all supplies, ribbons, greens, cones, containers and fun.  Spice cake and milk will be served. Just call and register.