OPEN 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oak Harbor High School Gymnasium
There is much to explore at our Spring Garden Marketplace. On Saturday, over 40 vendors and exhibitors representing nurseries, garden stores, metalworks, artisans, and more — are eager to show you their wares.
For the health and safety of all participants, the Whidbey Gardening Workshop will require all participants to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of having received a negative COVID-19 test given within 72 hours of the event, to attend the Workshop. Attendees will also be required to wear a mask during the Workshop and in the Marketplace. See FAQs for full details.
Enjoy the company of like-minded gardeners while you browse and shop in a safe and festive environment. Discover a unique array of garden art, plants and seeds, tools, furniture, books, gifts, and other items for the avid gardener.
Note: The Marketplace is open to the public from 10:00 am.
Coffee and Treats
Take a break and savor coffee and snacks provided by Rustica of Oak Harbor. Relax at one of the tables under festive umbrellas, chat with friends and enjoy the atmosphere of a Marketplace teeming with gardening delights.
Hand-crafted by our own Master Gardeners
Explore the Master Gardener Store, located within the Marketplace, where you’ll find many unique and beautiful creations, such as artwork, plant arrangements and gifts. These one-of-a-kind pieces have been created by the Island County Master Gardeners just for this event. Take home a special item knowing you’re also supporting the work of the Island County Master Gardener Foundation.
Books by Workshop Instructors
You’ll find a wonderful collection of new books authored by instructors at the Whidbey Gardening Workshop both at the Bookstore on our website, and in the Bookstore within the Marketplace. You’ll be able to have authors sign your copy at the Saturday Workshop. Check in the Marketplace Bookstore or your check-in packet for the signing schedule.
Check out the terrific raffle items from supporting businesses and individuals on Whidbey and Camano islands. This varied and valuable group of offerings are sure to delight. The generosity of these donors is greatly appreciated. See list of Raffle donors.
MASTER GARDENER PLANT CLINIC
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, On-site
If you have gardening questions, our panel of experienced Master Gardeners will be available to help you find the answers.
It’s easy: submit your questions prior to the Plant Clinic, and our team of Master Gardeners will assist in providing answers during this free lunchtime clinic.
The teams will answer as many questions as time allows. To ensure your question is considered, submit your gardening questions prior to the Plant Clinic to: firstname.lastname@example.org, If time permits, questions asked during the clinic will be addressed as well.
Clinic Panelists: Master Gardeners Gary Ketcheson, Anza Muenchow, and Deb Mitchell.
The Plant Clinics are a wonderful opportunity to get answers to your own gardening questions and to learn as others’ concerns are discussed.
The Marketplace is open to the public from 10:00 am.
For those not registered for the Workshop, a donation of $5 is requested.
We will be strictly following recommended COVID safeguards.