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In the garden,  learning never stops,
what can a garden
                                                                   teach you today?
The Herb Lover's Spa Book: Create a Luxury Spa Experience at Home with Fragrant Herbs from Your Garden.
In her new book, herb gardener, spa enthusiast and award-winning garden designer Sue Goetz shows how to create the luxury spa experience in our own home, featuring fragrant, therapeutic herbs from the garden. The Herb Lover’s Spa Book gives the reader simple steps for growing and preparing herbs for the home spa…aromatherapy oils, lotions, tub teas, masks, scrubs, sachets, travel bath mixes, and more. 
Coming February 2015 from St Lynn's Press!

Upcoming Classes & Events

No Fear Water-wise Garden Design
September 13, 2014 10am
Titlow Lodge, Tacoma WA
Learn how to design a garden using plants and garden elements to conserve water. Tips from pro Sue Goetz will help you save money on your water bill without the expensive overhaul.

Fall Fashion for Container Gardens
September 25, 2014 7:30 pm
Whatcom Hort. Society
Want to spice up your dull and fading containers for the fall season? Discover how to perfectly combine interesting textures, colors, and foliage.

Landscaping With Herbs
October 14th, 2014 6:30 pm
Pierce County Master Gardeners, Tacoma, WA
This class will teach you the necessities to grow herbs and the uses in your own yard. Learn how to perfectly mingle herbs with other ornamental landscape plants.

Multi-Purpose Herbs
November 1st, 2014 2:50pm
Farm-a-Palouse-a Spokane, WA
The rich diversity of herbs are useful in any garden, landscape, or small farm. Sue will show how and what the best herbs in the landscape are.

Landscaping For Winter Color and Beauty
November 2nd, 2014 1:00pm
NPA at Molbaks, Seattle, WA
Don't let the season fool you... Color and beauty are still achieveable in the cold months of winter. Get the best ways to bring life and sneak color into your garden at this class.

Titles TBA
January 22nd and 25th, 2015
Tacoma Home and Garden Show, Tacoma Dome


More speaking dates coming soon, check back!
This page was last updated: September 7, 2014
Sue Goetz, award winning garden designer and owner of Creative Gardener has public appearances and workshops for numerous garden clubs and events all year. Join us!
If you are interested in having Sue speak at your event please go to the speaking link for more information.
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UGC University
Get together at the University of UGC (Urban Garden Company)
pick a day and time and let's schedule it!
Groups size limited to 12 or less (minimum of 5)

Terrarium Workshop
Make-It, take It- fun workshop with all supplies included, we’ll get a little dirty and create small glass gardens perfect for indoor tabletop décor.
Per person: $30, includes all supplies

Collage Seed Boxes
This is a box that will hold seed packets or can be used as a lovely garden themed storage box. We will decorate a plain box with pressed botanicals, paper ephemera, vintage book pages and more. This is a hand-on class with all supplies included. You can bring paper scraps and pressed flowers (also will be supplied)  to personalize your work of art.
Per person: $35 includes all supplies.

Living Topiary
The term topiary describes plants that create shapes and structure. Topics include classic garden uses, traditional shapes (and maybe not so traditional!) and the best plant material for shaping. Hands-on workshop for an elegant easy way to bring the garden indoors! Please bring gloves and a favorite pair of scissors or pruning shears to trim your own evergreen topiary. Per person: $25 includes all supplies.

Herb Lover's Spa Garden
Plan an herbal theme garden with healing and aromatic herbs to create hand blended spa products. Get to know the attributes of herbs to use, how to grow them and easy recipes to try. We'll make herbal skin care recipes to take home.
Based on Sue's upcoming book The Herb Lover's Spa Book, out February 2015!
Per person: $25 includes peppermint foot scrub, chamomile eye soothers and recipes sheets.

Design DIY
Garden design is about the whole picture & how all the elements work together.
Four simple steps will take you there: dream, concept, design, do! Learn do-it-yourself ideas to renovate and add elements of design to any space. Bring photos, sketches and dreams of your garden. Hands-on session to learn how to design a garden space.
Per Person: $25.