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 five garden centers in SE Portland, Lake Oswego, Cedar Hills, Seaside, and Bethany, 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 SE Portland, Lake Oswego, Cedar HillsSeaside, and Bethany. We look forward to growing with you.  

Jul
29

Converting Lawns Into More Usable & Interesting Space

  • Date:July 29, 2017
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego SE Portland

Tired of mowing, fertilizing, aerating, and thatching? Unsure of what to do with that sea of water-hungry turf? Come explore new and interesting possibilities for your lawn area, and find out how to best use of space in your landscape. Special instructor Eric Hagberg, Dennis' Seven Dees landscape designer.

Event Info

Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 3pm
Location: SE Portland

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Aug
19

In-ground Irrigation 101

  • Date:August 19, 2017
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego SE Portland

Has it been a chore to keep your garden and landscape watered this summer? Join our residential irrigation manager Tim Heffelbower for an informative class on irrigation. Discussion topics will include evaluation of different systems on the market, recommendations from our experts, how and why perform maintenance services and what minor repairs can be done by homeowners to save money; Q&A session at end of class.

Event Info

Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Date: August 19, 2017
Time: 3pm
Location: SE Portland

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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.