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.  

Nov
24

Mounting Workshop with CleverBloom + The Potted Elephant

  • Date:November 24, 2018
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

SOLD OUT! Join the @Cleverbloom and @ThePottedElephant duo, Erin Harding and Cory Paul, for a fun morning of mounting plants at our new Bridgeport Village plant shop. The workshop includes instructions by Erin and Cory Paul, material to create one mount, a beverage, and care instructions. Additional mounts can be made for $17 each (time permitting). Mounted plants are the new fun way to display plants as wall art! Bring your creativity and we’ll see you there!

Event Info

Date: November 24, 2018
Time: 11:00am
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Dec
01

Reindeer Magic Returns to Dennis’ 7 Dees Lake Oswego

  • Date:December 1, 2018
  • Location: Lake Oswego

Bring the whole family to meet Santa and and his Reindeer for a magical holiday memory. Tickets are $7 per person; free for children under 1 year old. Tickets are available in limited quantitites while supplies last. Ticket price gets you access to view and take pictures with the reindeer, ride the holiday train, sit on Santa's lap, enjoy holiday music and other fun event happenings. Vendor activities such as face painting, food, beverages & professional photo with Santa are additional costs and handled through our vendor partners. Don't forget your camera to capture fun photo ops of the reindeer, Santa and and all the happenings! This is an outdoor event- dress according to the weather.

Event Info

Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Date: December 2, 2018
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Dec
08

Door Swag & Wreath Making

  • Date:December 8, 2018
  • Location: Seaside

Join us for an afternoon of festive crafting where you'll learn how to create a 12" mixed green holiday wreath or swag, perfect to adorn your front door. We will have a broad selection of cut greens, ribbon and pine cones but we suggest you bring your own gloves and clippers and any treasures you'd like to include in your design. There is a $25 registration fee to reserve your spot; registration fee applies toward material purchases on the day of the class; pre-registration is required.

Event Info

Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Seaside

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Dec
09

Holiday Floral Design Workshop with Seventh Stem

  • Date:December 9, 2018
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Join Seventh Stem in the workshop Sunday, December 9th and learn how to make a beautiful, seasonal arrangement for your holiday gathering from start to finish. Take yours home to dress up your own table or check that hostess gift off your list! All tools and materials provided. All skill levels welcome!

Event Info

Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Dec
15

Mini Hanging Plant Macrame Workshop

  • Date:December 15, 2018
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Who doesn’t love hanging plants in and around their home? Now you can hang pots anywhere! Come play with thread, knots, beads and plants in this fun workshop where you’ll learn how to create your very own mini hanging pot macrame to take home and enjoy! Join Brianna Kindell of @ohthegreenery as she guides you through the process of what she considers knot therapy and learn skills that you can take with you to your next macramé project. $65; pre-registration is required. Registration fee applies towards materials, supplies and airplant.

Event Info

Date: December 15, 2018
Time: 11am-1:30pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Jan
12

Intro to Watercolor Florals with Seek Paper Co.

  • Date:January 12, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Join Kaitlyn from Seek Paper Co. and learn to paint watercolor florals and make pretty floral cards! In this 2.5 hour introductory class you will learn the art of watercolor through detailed and abstract florals. We will cover basic floral sketching, color palette curation, beginner painting techniques, and floral composition to create some beautiful greeting cards for your loved ones. Workshop attendees will receive a watercolor starter kit to take home.

Event Info

Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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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.