A ROSY DAY OUT: Christianson’s Nursery is hosting its 16th Annual Rose Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. There will be authors and garden experts from throughout the region to offer gardeners information on the latest gardening trends and more.

CAMANO WILDLIFE GARDEN TOUR: Visit wildlife gardens at the Twelfth Annual Camano Island Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Pick up maps at Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 N. East Camano Drive, on the day of the event. Participants will get information on native plants, wildlife, composting, as well as challenges faced on particular properties. Sponsored by the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project of Friends of Camano Island Parks. Free. Information:, 360-387-2236, or e-mail

OAK HARBOR GARDEN TOUR: The 20th Annual Oak Harbor Garden Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. A $20 donation includes access to six wonderful gardens and refreshments. Tickets are available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse, Mailliard’s Landing Nursery, Rain Shadow Nursery, 3Sisters Market, Wind & Tide Bookshop, and Azusa Farm & Gardens.

SKAGIT SYMPHONY GARDEN TOUR: The Skagit Symphony’s annual “Gardens of Note” garden tour fundraiser is scheduled for 10 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30. This self-guided tour features six lovely gardens in La Conner and Mount Vernon. $25; tickets through, at the symphony office (360-848-9336), and at Christianson’s Nursery, Skagit Valley Gardens, Tri Dee Arts, “D” Avenue Nursery in Anacortes, and Thompson’s Greenhouse in Sedro-Woolley. For more information, visit


AT CHRISTIANSON’S: Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon,, hosts numerous activities. RSVP: 360-466-3821, 800-585-8200 or at the nursery.

AT AZUSA: Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 Highway 20, Mount Vernon. or 360-424-1580. RSVP or at the garden center. More information at

n Healing in Nature: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29. Wilderness therapy field instructor Nathan Callope will offer both a theoretical background and actual field practices for well-being that you can apply to incorporate healthy changes in your life.

AT THE CO-OP: Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St., Mount Vernon, hosts numerous workshops. RSVP at the store or 360-336-5087, ext. 136.

— Submit home and garden information in the Events Calendar at or to or call 360-416-2155.

— Submit home and garden information in the Events Calendar at or to or call 360-416-2155.

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