Upcoming  Events





When: December 12th, 7 - 9 pm

Where: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle 98195

Join us for our last bash of the year at our annual holiday party. It's a time to reflect, a time to celebrate and a time to enjoy the company of like-minded plant people. We’ve had an unprecedented year of events, fundraising, classes and workshops and we want to talk about it!

*WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE* We're adding another layer of fun by adding a white elephant gift exchange this year. Please bring a funny or weird gift that costs no more than $5 (if it's a regift, we're considering it a freebie). 

We are also going to unveil our new PlantAmnesty t-shirt design and give you a sneak peek at many of the great things we’re planning for 2019!

Sticking with tradition, this will be a potluck event, so bring one of your favorite holiday dishes or money to donate for food and beverage. We'll also be accepting donations that will be applied toward the rental of the room!

This event is free to ALL PlantAmnesty Members. If you have a friend or family member who you think would like to join, please bring them along. We will be prepared to sign up new members and renew old memberships.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - We'll need a little extra help getting the event set up, and rinsing dishes throughout the night. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail [email protected]!

The Holly-Dazed Singers will be performing “fractured” holiday/horticulture songs at this year’s Holiday Party on December 12, just as they have for the past several years.  If you would like to join this group of fun-loving amateur singers, you are more than welcome. No audition is necessary, and reading music is not required.  Rehearsals will be Dec 1 and Dec 8 (9-11 each day), and the hour before the Holiday Party starts.  If you are interested, and can commit to the rehearsal schedule, please contact Jack Bautsch at [email protected] 


Hamamelis mollis - Winter Hazel

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Washington Park Arboretum

Fee: $20 - Pre-registration required. Please call 206-783-9813 or e-mail [email protected] to register.

Is winter getting you down? Do you want to stretch your brain and your legs while immersing yourself in the scents and colors of the Joseph A. Witt Winter Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum? Well, we have a treat for you! Join Michelle Rau (PlantAmnesty) and Sarah Gregory (Kaleidoscope Landscaping), Certified Professional Horticulturalists, for a lesson in plant identification. We will discuss plant taxonomy, naming and teach you how to identify some of your favorite PNW plants!


2018 Flower and Garden Festival

When: Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, February 24, 2019

Where:  Washington State Convention Center

It's one of the biggest horticultural events of the year and PlantAmnesty will be there to continue to spread the word about our mission and help educate our community about proper pruning. We hope you'll stop by our booth to learn more about what we've been up or consider volunteering to help us spread the good word!

Laura Watson, the ultimate Clemaniac (and PA Board Member, Master Gardener and Master Pruner) will be discussing her favorite vine at the Festival this year on Saturday, February 23 at 6:45 PM. You can view more about the event and speakers here .

Volunteers will receive an all day pass to the event for representing PlantAmnesty and helping us get new members. We're continually working on educating the growing public about why pruning is more important than just an aesthetic or a view. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Michelle Rau at [email protected] with the following information:

  • Which day(s) you can volunteer in order of preference
  • Times that you can volunteer ( shifts available 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. / 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. / 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (except Sunday)
  • E-mail address and phone number
  • Is this your first time volunteering at a boothing event (and would you like to attend volunteer training before the show?)

Volunteering or not, we hope to see you there!



What a night we had!  PlantAmnesty sends our heartfelt thanks out to all our volunteers, chili makers, generous plant donors, overwhelming Raise-The-Paddle donors, always funny and entertaining Ciscoe Morris and George Lasch and our very enthusiastic Tree Hugger Bingo players.  We couldn't have done this without all of you!

We had a few left behind articles, so if you are missing anything - give us a call at the office.

If you have pictures to share, send them to [email protected] and we will post them.

Here are our pictures... CLICK HERE

Are you interested in seeing a list of our amazing plant prizes that were donated by our very generous donors?  CLICK HERE

See you next year!


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City Fruit Master Fruit Tree Steward Program

Calling all fruit tree enthusiasts! City Fruit is now accepting applications for the 2019 Master Fruit Tree Steward (MFTS) Program.  If you love fruit trees and want to be able to better care for fruit trees in your own backyard, at a neighbor's house, or in public orchards to help preserve Seattle's urban fruit canopy, then this program is for you!  

MFTS classes prepare community members to grow, cultivate and care for fruit trees in the greater Seattle community. The program is open to students of all ages, perspectives, and abilities. There will be a total of 6 hands-on workshops that combine both classroom and urban orchard experiences to gain skills in identifying, planting, pruning, harvesting and sharing fruit from local fruit trees. The instruction fee is $250 plus a $45 material fee. The program is limited to 16 students so fill out your application soon! The registration will close on November 30.

2019 Class Dates
2019 Learning Sessions:: Feb 1, March 2, April 3
2019 Practical Sessions: June 8, July 13, August 17

Visit the City Fruit web site for more details: CLICK HERE