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.  

Oct
30

Pumpkin Painting for Kids!

  • Date:October 30, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Calling all kid artists! Join us to have some Halloween fun and explore your creativity. Paint your very own pumpkin to take home with you for just $8! Pumpkin and paint provided; please dress for a mess. Pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: October 30, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Nov
02

Plant a Picture

  • Date:November 2, 2019
  • Location: Seaside

Requiring only a bit of good light and occasional moisture, air plants (Tillandsia) provide all the benefits of houseplants without the fuss of pots and soil. In this class, you'll be able to create an artistic frame to showcase these artful plants. All materials will be provided, including several air plants and your choice of frames. Class fee $25; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Seaside

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Nov
02

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop

  • Date:November 2, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Kokedama is an ancient botanic art form using moss to encase a plant’s roots and wrapped with twine or fishing line instead of a pot. Our hands-on class will take you through the steps to create one ball using the indoor plant of your choice, plus care instructions after you take it home. $35 class fee covers materials used during workshop. Pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Nov
07

Bridgeport Village 1 Year Anniversary

  • Date:November 7, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Join us for the 1-Year Anniversary Celebration of our Bridgeport Village Urban Plant Shop! Joyful Dirt and Roots Public House will also be in attendance. There will be giveaways, food and beverages, and a gift with any purchase! RSVP is not required for this event.

Event Info

Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Nov
09

Gardening Book Club

  • Date:November 9, 2019
  • Location: Seaside

Join a book club designed especially for gardeners as those dark and rainy months take over. For our November meeting, we'll be discussing "The Hidden Lives of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben. Coffee and treats will be served. If you're just joining, please pre-register.

Event Info

Date: November 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Seaside

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Nov
09

Growing Indoor Bulbs for the Holidays

  • Date:November 9, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village Cedar Hills

It’s time to start potting up indoor bulbs for the holidays! Fragrant paperwhites and stunning amaryllis are fun to watch grow, make great gifts, and add a special vibrancy to your home decor. Learn various ways to create stunning displays, share growing and care tips, and be inspired to grab some bulbs and get started. $35 class fee covers materials to create one planted arrangement to take home. Pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: November 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: November 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Nov
16

Berries, Bark & Birds: Winter Plants to Attract Wildlife

  • Date:November 16, 2019
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Learn about landscaping with plants that have winter interest and offer a little food or shelter for backyard birds during winter. We’ll showcase plants with bright berries and interesting bark as well as highlight native plants and discuss how to best incorporate them into your garden and share them with our feathered friends. Free class; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Nov
16

Basic Indoor Plant Care & Selection

  • Date:November 16, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Benefit from cleaner air, increased productivity, and improved mood with plants! We will show and tell about many popular houseplants featured on current design/idea websites. Learn which plants will work well in your home and how to keep them looking their best. Free class; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: November 16, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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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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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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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.