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 The Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden unless otherwise noted.

LECTURES Beginning with our October 2016 lecture, we will offer advance tickets sales for all lectures. Skip the line and buy your tickets ahead of time! Lecture at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm.

October 19, 2016 The Emergent City: Transforming the Urban Experience with Dynamic Landscapes - Patrick Cullina

CLASSES
Pre-registration required. Many of our classes sell out so we strongly encourage you to register early. Please be advised that if you elect to come to a class without pre-registering, you may be turned away if the class is full. If you do attend a class as a walk-in, you must pay with exact cash or a check.

August 22, 2016, Flower and Garden Smartphone Photography THIS CLASS IS FULL
August 27, 2016 Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging
September 15, 2016 All About Grasses
September 22, 2016 Pruning Basics

September 29, 2016 Ferns for Tough Places and Beautiful Spaces
October 8, 2016, Fall Tasks in the Mixed Border

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Information about becoming an instructor at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

 

Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:00-8:30pm, "Smartphone Photography" THIS CLASS IS FULL
iPhone-Photog

Learn how to make better flower and garden photos using nothing more than your smartphone or tablet. In this fun, hands-on class, award-winning photographer, Charles Needle, will show you how to craft high-quality creative, expressive images using your iPhone, Android phone, or tablet. Charles will cover some of the technical aspects of smartphone photography, including equipment, accessories, how to shoot flower close-ups, workflow, and printing considerations. In addition, he will show you how to use several key shooting and editing apps in a “live” demonstration. You’ll also be given the opportunity to apply some of these techniques in the field at the Garden with Charles by your side.

Limited to 20 participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$50.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$65.00 Non-members.

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Cancellation and Refund Policy

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:00-11:00am, "Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging"

Taught by Fanny Yau. The beauty of Ikebana is its simplicity. This introductory course will teach you the basic principles of Sogetsu Ikebana to help you develop the artistic sense you'll need to create free style arrangements on your own. So grab a pair of scissors and be prepared to be amazed by your own creativity. Participants should bring their own scissors/garden sheers, which need to be strong enough to cut through branches of 1 inch in diameter.

Limited to 10 participants.
Pre-registration required.
$35.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$45.00 Non-members.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm, "All About Grasses"

Taught by Daniel Mount. The grasses, including sedges, rushes and true grasses, are one of the most carefree and long season groups of herbaceous ornamental plants. Dwarf to gigantic, shade tolerant to sun loving, evergreen or deciduous, the grasses are the stalwarts of the contemporary garden. In this class, you will learn how to lend color and texture to your garden, how to use grasses in combination with other plants along with maintenance basics. You will come away with a renewed perspective and love for the versatile grasses.

Limited to 40 participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$25.00 for NPA Members.
$35.00 Non-members.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm, "Pruning Basics"
Meghan Fuller

Taught by Alan Haywood. Pruning is all about decisions: How, what, when, and why to prune. Learn a basic systematic approach to pruning your landscape plants. What you need to know before you start, how to make proper cuts, when the best time to prune is, why proper cuts and timing matters. We will also discuss how to avoid the most common mistakes and how to make your plant a better specimen, instead of making more work for yourself.

Limited to 30 participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35.00 Non-members.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm, "Ferns for Tough Places and Beautiful Spaces"
Meghan Fuller

Ferns are the queens of the shade garden and rightly so. With such diversity and versatility, there is a fern for almost any situation. Join Richie Steffen, curator of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden and author of The Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns (co-authored with Sue Olsen), to learn how best to use these beautiful plants. Richie will share fern growing tips and techniques, and will show some of the best selections for our region, as well as those suitable for our most difficult gardening situations.

Limited to 40 participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35.00 Non-members.

Register now
Cancellation and Refund Policy

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00am-12:00pm, "Fall Tasks in the Mixed Border"

Taught by George Lasch. Learn which perennials and grasses to cut back and which to leave in a hands-on demonstration from our expert, George Lasch, the NPA Border Supervisor.  George will walk you through the NPA border and show you the specifics of fall garden jobs including cutting back, pruning, clean-up and mulching.

Limited to 14 participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35.00 Non-members.

October 19, 2016—"The Emergent City: Transforming the Urban Experience with Dynamic Landscapes"

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Pre-registration recommended. Buy your tickets now. Doors open at 6:30pm

Patrick Cullina, an award winning horticulturist, landscape designer, lecturer, and photographer who maintains a New York-based design and consulting practice, will speak about cities across the nation seeking to revitalize themselves through interventions that will make them greener, more vibrant, and more livable. He served as Vice-President of Horticulture and Park Operations for New York City’s High Line Botanical Garden among many others. 

$5.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$15.00 Non-members.
Pre-registration recommended. Buy your tickets now. Doors open at 6:30pm

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be made in the event the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society cancels a class.

Individual Cancellations
If you find you cannot attend the class you’ve registered for, please email us and let us know. A refund of the registration fee – less a $10 processing fee – will be issued for cancellations made at least three (3) business days prior to the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations made fewer than three (3) business days before the event.

Class registrations cannot be transferred to another date or program. However, you can transfer your registration to a friend who is able to attend the class in your place. Simply email us and give us the name of the person who will take your place.

We cannot refund registration fees for missed class sessions.

Are you interested in teaching a class at the Bellevue Botanical Garden? Apply to become an instructor!
Are you an expert in horticulture, basic gardening, art in the garden, edibles and organics, seasonal garden topics, or garden-related classes for families? We are seeking new instructors to teach classes at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. LEARN MORE.


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.
More Information

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