King County Master Gardener Education Events

Free Workshops and Talks

These classes and talks listed are offered by King County Master Gardeners and do not require advanced registration. The classes and talks are open to the public as well as other Master Gardeners. Additional local gardening classes are listed below.

  • Bellevue Demonstration Garden free Saturday workshops. Talks are offered at 10:30 most weekends from January to mid-October, space is limited. List of 2019 Workshops.
  • Snoqualmie Valley Library Talks. The Snoqualmie Valley Master Gardener Clinic offers Master Gardener talks at the Sammamish Library and the North Bend Library during winter and spring. Next up: Cover Crops – Sept. 14.
  • Neely-Soames Homestead & Gardens Classes. Classes are held at the Neely-Soames Homestead & Gardens (map) until early June.

Classes Requiring Registration and/or Fees

The following classes and talks are open to the public and to Master Gardeners. These events require pre-registration, and some may also require fees to register. See each event registration for details.

  • 4th Annual Cool Plants & Hot Topics.Cool Plants & Hot Topics, MGFKC Fall Plant Sale at BBG SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Sept. 7, the 4th Fall Master Gardener Sale & Speakers event at Bellevue Botanical Gardens! Note Master Gardener Volunteers may earn support hours for this event. Online registration is open for these speakers & classes:
      • Laura Watson, “Clematis, Queen of Climbers”
      • Jeff Daley, “Gardening with Seasonal Intention”
      • David Hill, “Ornamental Grasses of Puget Sound”
      • Barry Hoffer, “Maples for All Seasons”
  • Growing Groceries. This educational series focuses on teaching how to grow healthy food using research-based sustainable gardening practices. A new series of classes begin October 9, 2019 and continue into 2020. Classes will be offered at two locations
  • Renton All Day CE. SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Nov. 9. This education event is sponsored by the South Sound Education Group of the King County Master Gardeners. Online registration opens September 16.


A large part of the Master Gardener experience is sharing our knowledge with others and continuing to learn with other members. Learning takes place in many ways, and the Master Gardener Program is offering more ways to learn and keep us current than ever before including its community gardens, plant clinics, Ask-a-Master-Gardener e-clinic, workshops with Master Gardener’s and expert horticulturalists, online learning through WSU Extension and our websites, Diagnostics Lab and more.


Some King County Master Gardener intern training classes are open to the veteran Master Gardeners. These classes provide CE opportunities to Master Gardeners to refresh their learning and keep current with information from WSU. The 2020 training classes will be held at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. 2020 applications will be available online on August 1. Training classes open to veteran MGs will be posted in January 2020.

Where else to find up-to-date information about Master Gardener training and Master Gardener advanced continuing education classes?


WSU offers a multi-day, state-wide conference for Master Gardener interns and veterans alike most years. The host site for this conference moves around the state to different counties It is an opportunity to meet other Master Gardeners, explore advanced education sessions, hear talks about statewide issues, learn about updated policies, and the latest research-based information about soil, common plant pests and diseases, and gardening skills.

Make plans for the 2020 WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference, Learn. Grow. Connect. When? October 1-3, 2020. Where? Port Townsend, WA. Learn more at


  • Pierce County Master Gardener From the Ground and Up, Saturday, June 22, 8am-3:30pm, at Franklin Pierce HS & Farm, 11002 18th Ave. E, Tacoma WA Register online, $40 for the day, at Brown Paper Tickets, For details about talks and speakers, see
  • WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day, Thursday, July 11, 3:00pm-5:30pm. This is a free event open to the public. Faculty and graduate students will host a walking tour of some of the nearly 150 acres of active research plots at the Center. Featured talks this year will be on soil health, vegetable seed production and potato disease management. Additional presentations will include cider fermentation, vegetable grafting, weed management, plant insect pest management and small fruit production. More…

Other Local Gardening Classes

What is the KCMG Education Committee?

The King County Program Master Gardener Education Committee is interested in planning workshops and events of interest to Master Gardeners. The MG Foundation supports the MGFKC Program Coordinator and provides volunteer leadership for King County Master Gardener continuing education opportunities. If you would like to be involved in this activity, contact Alison Johnson (alison.johnson at for information about becoming involved.
The MG Foundation and its Education Committee is always interested in suggestions for workshops and for venues that would work for you. Contact Carrie Hill, President, at to find out more about the Education Committee.

Last updated July 2019



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