Get outside and into the garden this month in Madison Park, with some special March events…

Throughout March: Workshops at City People’s Garden Store
Various Dates | City People’s Garden Store
Each month, the City People’s Garden Store offers a variety of workshops. In March, the workshops offered are as follows:

March 2: First Thursday Tram Tour
11am — 12pm | Washington Park Arboretum
The Washington Park Arboretum’s 13-passenger tram offers monthly tours of the expansive nature park. Riders and participants on the first Thursday tour each month will learn about highlights of the season, new plantings, history of the Arboretum and more as they travel from the Graham Visitors Center to the Pacific Connections Garden. This is an open-air tour that operates year-round, rain or shine. Register here.

March 5: First of the Season Rosé Wine Tasting
11am — 5pm | Madrona Wine Merchants
Madrona Wine Merchants is offering a free tasting of the very first arrivals of the 2016 Rosé Season. The featured wines are the 2016 Clos des Lumieres Cotes du Rhone Rosé and the 2016 Isenhower Cellars Rosé. Meanwhile, from 3 – 5 p.m., there is an Artist Reception with drawings by Sam Birchman.

March 5: First Viewing
11am — 5pm | Seattle Japanese Garden
Join in a re-opening event, First Viewing, at the Seattle Japanese Garden on Sunday, March 5th. The garden has been closed for winter and rejuvenation, and will re-open on the 5th with a Shinto blessing and formal ceremony, followed by complimentary tours of the garden (includes insights on the history, design and spiritual principles). Advance ticket purchase required – tickets are $6 for adults, with a discount for seniors, students, and youth.

March 24: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Encourage Exploration and Discovery Workshop
9:30am — 5pm | Washington Park Arboretum
Outdoor play is an important part of every child’s development, and in a workshop from the Fiddleheads Forest School, you will learn about how natural playgrounds benefit their development, how to challenge their growth (physical, emotional and cognitive) with ‘special spaces’. As a workshop group, you’ll also plan outdoor spaces that use natural materials and create activity ideas.

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