Whidbey Island has a variety of garden clubs and garden-related events for plant lovers, the flower-appreciative and gardeners of all experience levels. Here are some upcoming events to watch for.
• Coupeville Garden Club Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 27, Coupeville Rec Hall. Over 2,000 plants and eight varieties of hybrid and heirloom tomatoes will be for sale. Garden art, a raffle and homemade treats will be available. All of the profits from this event are returned to the community through the club’s many projects in Coupeville.
• South Whidbey Garden Club PLANT-TASTIC Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 27, Bayview Community Hall, Langley. A variety of great plants, plus gardening items and books, garden art, freshly baked goods and 17 donated raffle packages from Whidbey Island businesses. Proceeds from the plant sale help fund horticulture-related beautification projects, student scholarships and educational programs throughout the community. www.southwhidbeygardenclub.com
• Rhododendrons, Whidbey’s Favorite Flowering Shrubs, 1-2 p.m., April 28, Greenbank Farm at the educational garden. Join Master Gardener and self described “rhodoholic,” Martha Hollis, to learn about selection and care of rhododendrons.
• Coupeville Garden Club May Meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., May 2, Coupeville Rec Hall. Creating Pots With Pizzazz: learn how to select a container and plantings for year-round impact. Loads of tips and some soil science will give your plantings the very best foundation for success.
• Greenbank Garden Club Monthly Meeting, 9:30 a.m., May 2, the barn at Greenbank Farm. A round table discussion member plant and seed exchange. New members and guests always welcome
• 21st Annual Eagles plant and garden sale, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 4 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5, The Eagles, located one mile south of Freeland on State Highway 525. A South Whidbey tradition, it’s the big Eagles plant sale where one can find a great selection of plants and trees grown in the Northwest at bargain prices.
• Oak Harbor Garden Club Flower Show, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. May 17 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18, First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor Garden Club is holding a standard flower show, “Broadway Musical Play Bill.” It is free and open to the public. See beautiful floral designs and see what grows on Whidbey Island.
• 24th Whidbey Island Garden Tour, June 15, South Whidbey. Visit www.wigt.org to learn about the schedule for the tour that will showcase five gardens on the south end of Whidbey Island.