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
23

Make Your Own Holiday Wreath

  • Date:November 23, 2019
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego Bridgeport Village

Join us for some festive crafting! Learn how to create a 12-inch mixed green holiday wreath, perfect for gifting or to adorn your front door. We’ll have a broad selection of cut greens, ribbon, and pine cones, but we suggest you bring gloves, clippers, and any treasures you’d like to include in your design. $35 class fee covers materials to create one wreath. Pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Dec
07

Reindeer Magic (Saturday)

  • Date:December 7, 2019
  • Location: Lake Oswego

Bring the whole family to meet Santa and his reindeer for a magical holiday memory! Take reindeer photos, ride the holiday train, enjoy live music, and much more! This is an outdoor event; please dress accordingly. Tickets are $7 each or $26 for a family 4-pack; free for age 1 and under. Limited quantities, while supplies last. Bring your own camera to capture festive photo ops! Food, drinks, face painting, and professional photos are available at additional costs. Featuring Smirk Photo Booth—download a digital package on the spot for just $10!

Event Info

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Dec
07

Kokedama Ornaments

  • Date:December 7, 2019
  • Location: Seaside

Kokedama is the Japanese technique of encasing a live plant in a soil ball covered with moss. Just imagine how fun it will be to create little kokedama ornaments that can hang from your Christmas tree or be given as gifts. All materials will be provided. Class fee $25; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Seaside

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Dec
08

Reindeer Magic (Sunday)

  • Date:December 8, 2019
  • Location: Lake Oswego

Bring the whole family to meet Santa and his reindeer for a magical holiday memory! Take reindeer photos, ride the holiday train, enjoy live music, and much more! This is an outdoor event; please dress accordingly. Tickets are $7 each or $26 for a family 4-pack; free for age 1 and under. Limited quantities, while supplies last. Bring your own camera to capture festive photo ops! Food, drinks, face painting, and professional photos are available at additional costs. Featuring Smirk Photo Booth—download a digital package on the spot for just $10!

Event Info

Date: December 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Dec
14

Create a Holiday Centerpiece

  • Date:December 14, 2019
  • Location: Seaside

Join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer while you create your own unique holiday centerpiece. We’ll have wassail and cookies, and we will provide all materials for your centerpiece, but feel free to bring some cherished bobbles and bits to add to your creation. Class fee $25; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Seaside

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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.