August 25 Fresh from the Garden Bouquets “Work to Learn” Party at the Sequim Botanical Garden

Mary Crook's flower arrangement
Mary Crook’s flower arrangement


August 25 Fresh from the Garden Bouquets “Work to Learn” Party at the Sequim Botanical Garden

Saturday, August 25 at 1:00 PM

Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park near the band shell

On Saturday, August 25 at 1:00 PM, Mary Crook will be demonstrating how to make attractive flower arrangements during the “Work to Learn” Party at the Sequim Botanical Garden in Carrie Blake Community Park north of the band shell. Bring your vase and clippers to use the Gardens’ dahlias and roses as the core of cut flower bouquets. Extra foliage, water, and clippers will be provided. Afterwards, learn to identify and deadhead (cut off) the past-peak blooms in the Terrace Garden.

Mary has been a volunteer with the Sequim Botanical Garden Society (SBGS) for about three years and a gardener since moving to Sequim in 1978. Both she and her husband had parents whose love of gardening meant their kids had garden “chores,” but neither thought of working in the yard as fun. However, since having homes of their own, they have discovered they too enjoy and have a knack for gardening. Learning as they went along, they found a hobby that provided beauty, creativity, calm, and renewal in the midst of busy lives. Mary’s mother took Japanese flower arranging classes in her home when the family lived in Japan, and ever after flowers and foliage were centerpieces in the living room. Inheriting some of her mother’s vases, and loving color and the variety of textures in the flowers in her own yard, she enjoys bringing them together as both fresh and dried arrangements. Join us in the garden and learn from Mary to make fresh from the garden bouquets.

The Sequim Botanical Garden Society is a volunteer partner with the City of Sequim and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide educational information and a visual demonstration of what can be done in home gardening with research-based horticultural practices near the band shell in Carrie Blake Community Park. Connect with us online or via email for inspiring and educational volunteer opportunities in the garden.

For further information, please contact the SBGS President, Dona Brock, at [email protected] or 360-460-8865 and find SBGS on Facebook at or visit