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.  

Jan
19

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop - Bridgeport Village

  • Date:January 19, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

This recently re-popularized, ancient botanic art form uses moss to encase a plant’s roots wrapped with twine instead of using a pot. Our hand’s-on class will take you through the steps to create one ball using the plant of your choice and also teach you how to care for it after you take it home. Pre-registration required; $35 class fee covers materials used during workshop.

Event Info

Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Jan
19

Beneficial Indoor Plants For You

  • Date:January 19, 2019
  • Location: Seaside

Start the New Year off with a new, stylish indoor plant to revitalize your home. Learn which plants will work well in your home, even with low light and pets, and which ones are the best air cleaners. You’ll concentrate better, feel better and be delighted with how plants perk up your décor. FREE class; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: Seaside

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Jan
24

Kids Club: Grow a Kinder-Garden: Kid-friendly Indoor Plants for Young Gardeners

  • Date:January 24, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Learn some basic plant care skills relating to the 5 easiest (non-toxic) indoor plants children can grow at home. Class attendees will choose one plant to pot up and take home at the end of class. Pre-registration required $15.00 class fee includes a 4" plant and decorative pot.

Event Info

Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 4:30
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Jan
24

Non-Toxic/Pet-Safe Indoor Plants

  • Date:January 24, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Benefit from cleaner air, increased productivity and improve your mood with plants! We will focus on the many popular houseplants that are non-toxic/pet friendly. Learn which of these plants will work well in your home and how to keep them looking their best. This is a FREE class but space is limited and RSVP's are required.

Event Info

Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 6:30
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Jan
25

Pruning 101

  • Date:January 25, 2019
  • Location: Seaside

When a plant needs pruning, some gardeners blindly whack while others timidly snip but few have the confidence and knowledge to do the job well. This class will cover basic tools, techniques & timing for pruning common landscape plants. Free class; pre-registration is required.

Event Info

Date: January 25, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: Seaside

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Jan
26

Plant Nerdist: How To Be a Plant Nerd - A Workshop Series by Potted Elephant

  • Date:January 26, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

From starting your personal plant collection, to growing an urban oasis, this workshop teaches the basics of how to sustain your indoor plant jungle. PLANT NERDIST offers an in-depth discussion on houseplant care with a unique perspective by one of Portland’s local horticulturists. Potted Elephant’s grower, Cory Paul, will be leading the discussion to include topics such as plant identification, containers, soil, light, watering, and more. After the lesson, each participant will receive a plant grown by Potted Elephant.

Event Info

Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Feb
02

Growing Cactus and Succulents Indoors

  • Date:February 2, 2019
  • Location: Bridgeport Village

Whether you have been inspired by pictures of assorted succulents creatively arranged in social media posts or are looking for low-maintenance plant combinations for your deck, home or landscape these popular plants have surely caught your eye. Come learn how to select, grow and maintain these easy-care plants and creative ways to use and display them such as vertical plantings, dish gardens and more. Stay after class to use our potting station to create a masterpiece to take home. Free; pre-registration is required.

Event Info

Date: February 2, 2019
Time: 1pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Feb
07

Kids Club: Junior Terrariums

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

Join us for this fun hands-on workshop - terrarium making for kids. 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 $15.00 class fee goes towards material purchases during workshop.

Event Info

Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 5pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Feb
16

Get to Know your Fiddleleaf Fig & other Friends in the Ficus Family

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

One of the most popular indoor plants right now is the Fiddleleaf Fig; its bold bright green leaves are found splashed across design magazines and showcased on trendy social media sites daily. Come learn all about how to care for and grow this beautiful specimen as well as other members of the Ficus/Fig family as we discuss tips and techniques to keep these plants looking great in your home year-round. Bring leaf samples of any plants you are struggling with so our experts can diagnose and offer you solutions. This is a FREE class but space is limited and RSVP's are required.

Event Info

Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 10am
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.