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.  

Sep
21

Growing Microgreens Indoors

  • Date:September 21, 2019
  • Location: Seaside

Continue your gardening through fall and winter with microgreens, baby greens, and sprouts indoors! Learn all you need to know about selecting, growing, and harvesting super nutrition every day, and take home your first crop. Free class; registration required.

Event Info

Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Seaside

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Sep
21

Fall Bulbs: Selection, Planting & Care Tips

  • Date:September 21, 2019
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego

Do you admire all the tulips, daffodils, crocus, and hyacinths you see blooming each spring, but have only a few (or none) of your own? Don’t wait until you see them in bloom before you think about planting them. Fall is the time to plant these beauties and it is one of the simplest things you can do to add a delightful pop of color to your spring garden. If you can dig a hole, you can plant a bulb! We will have a great selection of spring flowering bulbs in stock and will demonstrate planting a container with several layers of bulbs and seasonal color on top. Free class; pre-registration required.

Event Info

Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Sep
28

Indoor Plant Care & Selection

  • Date:September 28, 2019
  • Location: Cedar Hills Lake Oswego 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: September 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Cedar Hills

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Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

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Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Bridgeport Village

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Oct
19

Gardening With Deer & Elk

  • Date:October 19, 2019
  • Location: Seaside

Living with nature is the North Coast experience, however, sharing your garden with deer and elk may not be what you bargained for. Those four-legged beauties view our landscapes as a potential feast and can cause significant damage to our plants. We’ll talk about some deer resistant plants and repellent techniques, and learn from each other what has worked and what has not. Free class; registration required.

Event Info

Date: October 19, 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.