Plantasia Flower Garden workshops: Best Plants for Northwest Landscapes, 9:30 a.m., Saturday; Herb Gardening, 6 p.m., May 31; Creating a Container Fountain, 10 a.m., June 9; Perennial Gardening, 9:30 a.m., July 21, at Plantasia Flower Garden, 3938 88th Ave. S.E., Olympia. Register by calling Tumwater Parks & Recreation, 360-754-4160.
Twin Harbors Home & Garden Show The show runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma. Admission is free.
Puget Sound Bonsai Association spring show featuring a variety of bonsai trees and materials for sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, at The Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle, in Seattle’s Washington Park Arboretum. Admission fees are $6 for adults, and $4 for kids under 18, and seniors 65 and older. Parking is free. Log on to: psba.us, for additional information.
The Barn Nursery The Barn Nursery has ongoing gardening classes, at 9510 Old Highway 99 S.E., Olympia. 360-943-2826. Saturday: Spring Fling, with Marianne Binetti, 10 a.m.; Sunday: Low Volume Drip Irrigation, with instructor Dominic from Ewing Irrigation and Lowell Cordas, 1 p.m.; June 17: Everything is coming up Roses!, 1 p.m.; July 1 or 8: Ponds, patios and groundcovers by Nature Perfect. Call to verify the date; Aug. 5: Garden Structures and Decor, 1 p.m. All classes are free. thebarnnurseryolympia.com.
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Country Living gardening workshops Last Saturday of each month: Morning class from 9:30 a.m.-noon, and the afternoon class from 1-3:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall, 210 Franklin St. W., Shelton. Cost is $15 per day. Series passes are available for $90 per person, or $100 per couple. Payments will be accepted at the door, but please call in advance to register to ensure adequate supplies are available, 360-427-9670, ext. 680. Classes are: “Bee Keeping and Pollinators and Orcharding West of the Cascades,” May 26; and “Rain Gardens and Raising Chickens,” June 30.
Bayview School of Cooking will host Le Petite Academy Summer Camps, “Breakfast and Lunch – Little Cooks in the Kitchen,” for kids ages 5-8 on July 9-10, and July 30-31, at 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. The two sessions will each be from 9-11 a.m., with breakfast on Monday, and lunch on Tuesday. Cost for the sessions are $75 per student. Other classes available are: “Cool and Light Italian,” with Christine Ciancetta, 6-8:30 p.m. May 16, $45; “Asparagus-The Royal Vegetable,” with Regina Dearborn, 6-8:30 p.m., May 22, $45. Call 360-709-0019, for additional information. South Sound Fruit Society: Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, Organic Farmhouse at The Evergreen State College, 2712 Lewis Road, Olympia. For information on upcoming events log on to: wcfs.org.
Evergreen State Dahlia Association Meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, October through June, at Lacey Church of God, 5005 Lacey Blvd. Call John Mackey, 360-956-1614, or log on to: Olympiadahlias.org, for details.
WSU Master Gardeners of Thurston County A volunteer service gardening organization committed to life-long learning and sharing of gardening information. WSU Master Gardeners offers workshops, training, and demonstrations that cover all aspects of gardening. To learn more about WSU Master Gardeners, and find out what classes, trainings and opportunites are available, Call Cori Carlton, 360-867-2162, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Log on to: county.wsu.edu/thurston.
Olympia Bonsai Club Meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. Go to easysite.com/olympiabonsaiclub for more information.
Olympia Garden Club: Meets at 10 a.m. the last Thursday of each month at Gull Harbor Lutheran Church, 4610 Boston Harbor Road N.E., Olympia. Call Gail Martinolich, 360-402-7669, or go to olympiagardenclub.wordpress.com.
Olympia Rose Society: Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month February through June and September through November at the Schmidt Mansion, 330 Schmidt Place, Tumwater. E-mail email@example.com or go to olyrose.org for details.
South Sound Dahlia Society: Meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Tyee Grill, 5757 Littlerock Road S.W., Tumwater. Call 360-786-1579.
Respecting the Knowledge: Ethnobotany of Western Washington: Understanding the relationship between plants and people. The exhibit includes photographs of native plants and descriptions of their traditional usage, handmade tools and implements, baskets and a bentwood box. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, State Capital Museum, 211. 21st Ave. S.W., Olympia. Cost is $1-2. 360-753-2580.