Events, Classes & Workshops

Grow your gardening knowledge & skills with Dennis’ 7 Dees! View free classes, hands-on workshops and seasonal events coming up this month. Check back for monthly updates and new postings!

Garden Classes & Workshops

Grow your gardening knowledge with Dennis’ 7 Dees! Our three garden centers in Lake Oswego, Cedar Hills, and Seaside, OR offer free seminars and hands-on workshops every week throughout the year to help you succeed in your garden. Whether you’re first trying out your green thumb or are a seasoned gardener, our classes and events will give you lots of great ideas and unique ways to express your creativity.

At Dennis’ 7 Dees, we have a passion for plants, and we want to share it with our friendly neighbors and communities. From learning how to care for roses to growing your own edible garden and everything in between, you’re sure to find something fun and educational for you and your family.

Check back regularly for new events and schedule updates at Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden Centers in Lake Oswego, Cedar Hills, and Seaside. We look forward to growing with you.  

Jul
28

Celebrate Succulents

  • Date:July 28, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Everyone loves succulents! How could you not? They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and are easy to care for! This class will cover hardy sedums and succulents, succulents suitable for indoor gardens and showcase different ways to use them in your home or in your landscape!

Event Info

Date: July 28, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: July 28, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Aug
04

Summer in the Veggie Garden

  • Date:August 4, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

It is early August and your vegetable garden should be in its glory days! Come learn how to keep your edibles happy through the summer, tips to maximize & creatively use your harvests and how to prepare for the next season.

Event Info

Date: August 4, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: August 4, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Aug
11

Homegrown Refreshments

  • Date:August 11, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Scrumptious cocktails and refreshing beverages are fun to drink and easy to make from fruits, veggies & herbs grown right on your patio or in your garden. Come learn what to plant and how to harvest some of the best ingredients for great summer drinks you can make at home.

Event Info

Date: August 11, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: August 11, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Aug
16

Sip & Craft: Homegrown Refreshments & Garden Trivia Night

  • Date:August 16, 2018
  • Location: Lake Oswego

Scrumptious cocktails and refreshing beverages are fun to drink and easy to make from fruits, veggies & herbs grown right on your patio or in your garden. Come learn what to plant and how to harvest some of the best ingredients for great summer drinks you can make at home.

Event Info

Date: August 16, 2018
Time: 5pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Aug
18

Carnivorous Plants for All Ages

  • Date:August 18, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Venus Flytraps, Sundews, Pitcher plants, Cobra Lilies and other bug-eating plants will be featured for this class. Children are especially enthralled with these unique specimens; come learn how to care for these fascinating creatures including how to select the best plants and what kinds of conditions they like. We will demonstrate how to create a container bog garden during the class

Event Info

Date: August 18, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: August 18, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Aug
25

Garden Diagnostic Day

  • Date:August 25, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Why won’t my camellia bloom? What’s causing those brown patches in the lawn? What is wrong with my tomato? What is the name of that tree in the front yard? If you have these or other types of questions, get answers at our Garden Diagnostics day.

Event Info

Date: August 25, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: August 25, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Meet Instructor Nicole Forbes

Nicole has lived & gardened in Portland for more than 20 years and started working for Dennis Seven Dees in the late 1990s. She has experience in nearly every retail garden center job position that exists but has found her niche in teaching gardening classes and hosting events like our Annual Tomato Tasting. Nicole's love of plants and people is evident in her fun and energetic teaching style. She also writes many of our blog articles and helps with employee training at the garden centers.