Classes & Events

Like everyone else, Blooming Artichoke Herbary is dealing with the realities of life with COVID-19.  Some of our scheduled events have been cancelled and some are postponed until we get the all clear signal.  We will keep you updated on where you can find us, but in the meantime stay safe and stay healthy!

Vancouver Farmers Market – The market is on Saturday from 9-3 and on Sunday from 10-3 at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, WA.  We will be there MOST weekends.  Check the vendor page of the market website for more details about when Blooming Artichoke will be there with our plants, teas and other goodies.  Market opens on March 21st and continues through November 1st.  Opening has been delayed.  New opening date TBD.  Contact me at if you are looking for plants, teas or gifts and we can arrange pick up at the market site on Saturdays.

Chehalis Community Farmers Market – Located in downtown Chehalis WA on NE Boistfort Street.  The market is every Tuesday from 11 AM to 4 PM beginning June 2nd and running through October 27th.  Scheduled to be here weekly.  At this time, the market anticipates opening on time.  This is obviously subject to real time events.

Tumwater Town Center Farmers Market – Located at the corner of Capitol Blvd and Israel in Tumwater, the market runs every Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Market opens on April 15th and runs through September 30th.  Scheduled to be here weekly.  The Tumwater market delayed opening to May 6th, subject to further restrictions.

Toledo Thursday Market – Located at Steamboat Landing in Toledo WA.  The Thursday market is indoors and features a great group of dedicated farmers and producers.  The market run year round.  2PM to 6PM.  Due to the CONVID-19 restrictions the market has set up a pre-order and pick up service.  Orders through the market website must be received no later than midnight on Tuesday prior to the market date.  We currently have our herbal teas listed for pre-order but are also working to put together information on available plants.  If you have any questions please email me at

February 29, 2020Thurston County Conservancy Annual Native Plant Sale.  From 10 AM to 3 PM at the Thurston County Fairgrounds in Lacey WA.

March 21-22, 2020Sequim Garden Gala.  This event in beautiful Sequim WA is our traditional kick off to the new garden season.  Lots of great plants, garden gifts and seminars.  Sequim Garden Gala was cancelled for 2020.  But we will be back in 2021!

April 4, 2020Gardenpalooza.  One day plant show that is bursting at the seams with great nurseries and plant offerings.  Located in Aurora OR and running from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Gardenpalooza rescheduled their annual event for June 27th.  Unfortunately, we have a conflict with that date and will not be able to join them.

May 5, 2020: Chehalis Farmers Market Plant Sale.  A new annual tradition bringing together the market vendors along with guest nurseries for a celebration of plants!  11 to 4 PM.

May 9, 2020Camas Plant and Garden Fair.  Located in downtown Camas WA, this plant fair covers several blocks of the downtown.  Lots to see and do.  From 9 AM to 4 PM.  Camas has not yet determined if they will cancel or reschedule the event.

May 16-17, 2020Grays Harbor Home and Garden Show.  Held at the Fairgrounds in Elma WA.  Show runs on Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

June 20-21, 2020Arts of the Mountain.  Beautiful setting at the base of Mt. St. Helens.  Area artisans, bluegrass music, food.  We will be there with our botanical themed applique arts.  Toutle WA.

August 15, 2020Art in t he Park.  Longview WA.  The art festival is organized by the Columbian Artists Guild and is held at the same time and location as Longview’s annual Squirrel Fest.  Beautiful art and a “nutty” lot of fun.

August 20-23, 2020NorthWest Herb Symposium.  Annual conference for lovers of all things herb-y.  The conference is held at the gorgeous Camp Casey Conference Center in Coupeville WA on Whidbey Island.  Great instructors, beautiful setting, and of course, Blooming Artichoke will be there too.  This is a bit wrenching, but we will not be at the Symposium this year.  We will be back with bells on in 2021.  At this time the event is still scheduled and if you can at all make it we wildly encourage you to go.

Upcoming Classes

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