Bellevue Botanical Garden
 

 

Grow Your Garden, Grow Your Mind!

 

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is pleased to offer the following educational opportunities. Location is in our new education center unless otherwise noted.

LECTURES (No pre-registration. Pay at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm.)
October 22, 2014 Collecting New and Hardy Plants in the Mountains of Northern Vietnam - Sue and Bleddyn Wynn-Jones

CLASSES (Preregistration required)
September 18, 2014 For Best Results - Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden Now! THIS CLASS IS FULLY BOOKED
September 25, 2014 Ferns for All Seasons
October 4, 2014 Edible Perennials(Onsite)
October 11, 2014 Edible Perennials(Offsite at 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville)
October 25, 2014 How to Create a Self-Maintained Garden Based on Natural Ecosystems!

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September 18, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
"For Best Results - Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden Now!"
THIS CLASS IS FULLY BOOKED
This class, taught in conjunction with Seattle Tilth, will teach you everything you need to know to plan your vegetable garden for next spring. More and more gardeners are dedicating part of their yards to vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers.

We will cover soil preparation, the best locations for edibles, as well as types of vegetables that thrive in our climate, when to plant what, as well as how to prioritize and rotate plants for best results.
Limited to 25 Participants
Members $25, Non-members $35

 

September 25, 10:00am - Noon
"Ferns for All Seasons" If you are not a fan of ferns, Sue Olsen's infectious and informative class will convert you. Learn that they don't all look alike. Sue has been studying, photographing, and writing about ferns for more than four decades. Her nursery, Foliage Gardens, has introduced numerous ferns to horticulture.

Sue is a founding member of the Hardy Fern Foundation and author of Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns. After her slide presentation, she will lead a tour of BBG's Rhododendron Glen where over 750 ferns are planted and maintained by the Hardy Fern Foundation.
Limited to 18 Participants
Members $25, Non-members $35
Register now

 

October 4, 2014, 10:00am - Noon
"Edible Perennials"
This is part one of a two part series that will take place at the BBG on October 4th and at the 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville on October 11th. Jessi Bloom will teach this class; Jessi is an award-winning landscape designer whose work emphasizes ecological systems, sustainability, and self-sufficiency. She is owner of the design-build firm, N.W. Bloom which has won numerous awards from NW professional gardening organizations. 21 Acres is a nonprofit agricultural and environmental learning center showcasing the agricultural heritage of our region. The Center features sustainable design and technologies as well as ways to maximize the beneficial aspects of fresh local produce and farm products.

This class on October 4th will illustrate which perennials are edible and how to grow them, and the class on October 11th held in the 21 Acres Kitchen, will demonstrate how to cook them in featured recipes. Lunch is included in the October 11th class!
Limited to 40 Participants
Cost of October 4 class only: Members $25, Non-members $35
Register Now for the October class.
Combined cost of both October 4 and October 11 Class: $70 BBGS Members, $80 Non-Members
Register now for both classes.


October 11, 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Offsite at 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville
"Edible Perennials - Tasting Included"
This is part two of a series class that will take place at the BBG on October 4th and at the 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville on October 11th. This class will be taught by the 21 Acres Kitchen Staff.

The class on October 4th will illustrate which perennials are edible and how to grow them, and this class on October 11th held in the 21 Acres Kitchen, will demonstrate how to cook them in featured recipes. Lunch is included in this October 11th class!
Limited to 15 Participants
Combined cost of both October 4 and October 11 Class: $70 BBGS Members, $80 Non-Members
Register now
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October 22, 2014, 7:00pm
"Collecting New and Hardy Plants in the Mountains of Northern Vietnam"
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October 25, 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
"How to Create a Self-Maintained Garden Based on Natural Ecosystems!"
This 3-hour class will be offered in conjunction with Seattle Tilth. Permaculture is an increasingly popular and widely discussed design method that can be useful in your home garden. It attempts to reduce ongoing garden maintenance work by mimicking natural ecosystems to work smarter instead of harder.

The focus will be on Permaculture design principles and will give you techniques for creating abundant and resilient landscapes. A local expert from Seattle Tilth will provide lots of practical information and can help you plan an herbal spiral for your garden.
Limited to 25 Participants
$35 Members, $45 Non-Members
Register now

 

 

The Northwest Perennial Alliance offers classes for gardeners and many of those are held at the Garden. Volunteering to help in the NPA border at the Garden is also an excellent learning opportunity.
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The Living Lab Program serves the local community and supports the mission of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, and the Interpretive Plan of the Bellevue Botanical Garden by providing quality science and botany-related educational opportunities for youth. More Information

Waterwise Garden Learning
Visit the City of Bellevue's website for the Garden's Waterwise Garden to find out more about the classes offered through their program. More Information

 
 
 
     

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The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a successful partnership between the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services and the nonprofit Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.

The Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 452-2750