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Boise gardening events: growing herbs, starting seeds, plant sales and National Public Gardens Day

Learn how to best grow plants in containers at a class 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Madeline George Garden Design Nursery.
Learn how to best grow plants in containers at a class 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Madeline George Garden Design Nursery. AP file

Saturday, April 30

How to Grow and Use Herbs: 10 a.m. at FarWest Landscape and Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise. Free. 853-4000.

Container Garden Drama: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design Nursery, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Designers will guide you on the best practices to create a seasonal container for your patio or porch. Bring your ideas and containers. Free. RSVP: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

Thursday, May 5

Plants and Seeds: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Get ready for gardening season by joining the Boise Urban Garden School in an exploration of seeds, plants, gardens and more. Kids and adults can drop in and enjoy mini-workshops on creating a living necklace, learning about edible plants, and making an easy superfood salad. Free. boisepubliclibrary.org.

Friday, May 6

National Public Gardens Day: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. 10th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden festivities begin at 2 p.m. featuring a visit with Meriwether Lewis, a slide show depicting the history and development of the garden, and guided tours of the site. Also, food trucks and Dutch Bros. Coffee on site. Free admission. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Saturday, May 7

Master Gardener Garden School and plant sale: 9 a.m. to noon at the Ada County Extension Office, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. 287-5900.

Plant sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., Boise. 615-1505.

Vintage Vogue: Roses, Peonies and Hydrangeas: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design Nursery, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Learn how to design with David Austin roses, peonies and hydrangeas in your garden. Free. RSVP: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

Saturday, May 14

Moveable Feast: Growing Edibles in Containers: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design Nursery, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Discover how you can create colorful and aromatic edible container gardens you will enjoy all season long. Free. RSVP: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

Saturday, May 21

Growing Up: Trellis and Vines: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design Nursery, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Discover how trellis and vines can be utilized to hide areas or create ambiance in your garden space. Free. RSVP: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

Saturday, May 28

Art in the Garden: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design Nursery, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Discover how to utilize garden art to reflect your garden style and create a focal point in your garden space. Free. RSVP: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

Saturday, June 11

Idaho Rose Show: Noon to 5 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Presented by Idaho Rose Society. Free. 440-7826.

Sunday, June 12

Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Boise. Private gardens found in the historic Collister area of Boise’s North End. Benefit for the Idaho Botanical Garden. $25 general, $20 IBG members. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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