Throughout the year, Meerkerk offers classes, educational programming for children, and special events.
- Native Plants Class . March 11 . 10:00 am - Noon
Tired of watering? Want to emulate Meerkerk Gardens' Peaceful Woodland Landscape? Join us and learn how to use Native Plants in your landscape. Instructor and Master Gardener Don Lee will explain why native plants are important, teach the variety available on Whidbey Island, and lead a tour of the Gardens to help participants become familiar with the plants in the natural setting.
Class Fee: $10.00 per student. Register early - seating is limited. Call 360.678.1912 to register.
- Spring Nursery Sale . March 18 & 19 . 9:00 - 4:00 pm
Let's get planting! Visit Meerkerk's Specialty Nursery and choose from a wide assortment of rhodies, azaleas, and companion plants for all your spring planting needs. FREE admission to the Gardens on sale days.
- PEAK BLOOM! Mid March through May
Stroll through the hundreds of rhododendrons that bloom during the springtime. Enjoy the spring daffodils, tulips and native plants that also bloom among the rhodies.
- Mother's Day Concert . May 14 . Noon - 4:00 pm
Enjoy music in the gazebo with mom and grandma while savoring some slices of Whidbey Pies. Peak Bloom adds to the beauty of the day as you spend time viewing the spectacular view of Holmes Harbor. $15.00 per person. Children 16 and under FREE
- Purple Passion Sale . June 3 & 4 . 10:00 - 3:00 pm
A wonderful selection of plants for sale to enhance your summer planting. Wear purple and receive a free plant!
- Rhodie Care Class . July 8 . 10:00 - Noon
Got rhodies? Got questions? Susie Reynolds, Meerkerk Gardens Nursery Manager will answer all your questions about rhodies. When to plant, how to transplant, when to fertilize, what mixture of fertilizer, when to prune. $10.00 per person. Sign up early, limited seating.
- Fairy Making Magic . July 15 . 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come and create a fairy with natural wonders from the garden. $10.00 per adult or $20.00 per family (bring grandpa and grandma too).
- Friends of Meerkerk Picnic . July 22 . Noon - 3:00 pm
Enjoy some wine, cheese, and yummy appetizers with friends and garden lovers. The Meerkerk Board of Directors hosts the event.
- Wine & Rhodies Gala Benefit . August 12. 7:00 - 10:00 pm
This year's event will be held at the Dancing Fish winery. Come out and support Meerkerk Gardens and enjoy delicious food, delectable wine, and entertainment for the evening.
- Bluegrass in the Gardens . August 19 . Noon - 4:30 pm
Bring a picnic lunch or purchase some BBQ foods while listening to three great NW Bluegrass bands in the Presentation Grounds. Bring your dog too!
- Fall Plant Sale . September 2 & 3. 10:00 - 3:00 pm
Great weekend to come and purchase your fall plants. Rhodies love to be planted in the fall and we have great deals on rhodies, azaleas, and companion plants.
- Learn to Propagate Rhododendrons Class . October 14 . 10:00 - Noon
Nursery Manager, Susie Reynolds will demonstrate how to take cuttings and successfully propagate rhodies from your yard. Great way to increase your rhody collection and you will have "hands-on" training to learn the techniques. $10.00 per person. Sign up early, limited seating.