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.  

Feb
03

Start Growing From Seed

  • Date:February 3, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Starting plants from seed can be fun, economical & often the best way to find unique or heirloom varieties to grow. Come learn about supplies, planting dates & critical timing information including ways to extend your harvest to have a successful & bountiful season.

Event Info

Date: February 3, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: February 3, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Feb
10

Grow More Food & Flowers with Mason Bees

  • Date:February 10, 2018
  • Location: Lake Oswego Cedar Hills

The gentle-natured and very efficient mason bee is one of our native bees that help increase fruit and flower production. Come learn about these garden helpers and ways to encourage more of them to visit and stay in your garden. We will have bees available for purchase as well as nesting boxes and supplies to get you started. Free class; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: February 10, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: February 10, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Feb
15

Sip & Craft: Terrarium Party

  • Date:February 15, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Create something beautiful in an informal and relaxed setting that can be used as home décor or given as a thoughtful gift. This hand’s-on workshop teaches how to create and maintain a terrarium using indoor plants. Bring a friend or come alone for an evening of craft and fun. $35 materials fee to make one completed project includes a complimentary beverage. Pre-registration is required.

Event Info

Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 5pm
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 5pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Feb
17

Terrarium Workshop

  • Date:February 17, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Join us for this fun hands-on workshop for terrarium making. Learn the necessary ingredients and proper technique while being inspired by style and creativity options. Discover which plants work best for different types of containers and/or light exposures. Make a terrarium to take home. Pre-registration required $30.00 class fee goes towards material purchases during workshop.

Event Info

Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Feb
24

Berry Inspirational

  • Date:February 24, 2018
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

A great way to cut your grocery bill is to grow your own! Organic, local, fresh picked blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and more await the home gardener who plants berry bushes, and edible groundcovers. We will focus on the easiest berries to grow in our area, ideal planting times and techniques, basic care/maintenance and pest control as well as harvest tips and favorite varieties to try. Free class; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: February 24, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: February 24, 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.