Bellevue Botanical Garden
 

 

Grow Your Garden, Grow Your Mind!
Classes & Lectures at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

 


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.

 

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.

BBGS members receive special pricing on all classes and lectures. Want to enjoy our classes and lectures at reduced prices? Become a member now.

MEMBERS, PLEASE NOTE: You must register with a user name and password before resistering for a class or lecture to receive your member discount. You can register for a user name and password here.

To receive your member discount, please choose your class or lecture below and click "Sign Up Now." On the next screen, click "sign in" in the top right corner and sign in with your user name and password. Complete your information, and add the class or lecture to your cart. You will not see your member discount until you check out. Contact us with any questions.

May 31, 2018 Mindfulness in the Garden: Creating Calm Within SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL
May 31, 2018 Sassy or Classy: Container Gardening to Suit Your Style
June 2, 2018 Top Ten: Stalwart Shrubs in Summer
June 16, 2018 Food Fermentation
June 20, 2018 Growing Fuchsias Successfully in the Northwest
June 26, 2018 Kids in the Garden (summer sessions 1 & 2)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

LECTURES
Advance tickets are available for all lectures. Skip the line and buy your tickets ahead of time! Lecture at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:15pm. MEMBERS: Please sign in with your user name and password before buying your lecture tickets to receive your member discount. See instructions above.

Please visit our NEW website, active in June 2018, for lectures for the second half of 2018.

Many thanks to the Woodinville Garden Club for sponsoring our 2018 Lecture Series. Visit their website.

Information about becoming an instructor at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

 

 

 

 
 
May 31, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm — "Mindfulness in the Garden: Creating Calm Within," Deborah Wilk, LMFT and Jessica Volpentesta, LMHC SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL

Immerse yourself in the colors, smells and sounds of one of the most vibrant seasons in the Garden, as you let the stress and demands of daily life melt away and experience the healing powers of nature. As you stroll slowly along the quiet trails of the Garden, Deborah and Jessica will help you experience the outdoors in a whole new way. Integrating elements of mindfulness meditation, brain science and Shinrin Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), you will learn a variety of skills for calming your mind and restoring your body and spirit. Instructors Deborah Wilk LMFT and Jessica Volpentesta LMHC are psychotherapists in private practice and co-founders of Mindful in the Wild.

Pre-registration required.
Limited to 16 participants.
$25.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35.00 Non-members.
SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL. Email us to be placed on the wait list.

 

 

May 31, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm — "Sassy or Classy: Container Gardening to Suit Your Style," Karen Chapman

Container gardening is ideal for those with little or no garden space, or those with limited time or ability to tend to a large garden. When it comes to color schemes for container gardens, the only limitation is your imagination! Join Karen Chapman, award winning designer, co-author of Gardening with Foliage First and Fine Foliage, and a speaker at this year's NW Flower and Garden Festival, and learn how to add the bold, sassy factor or create a chic, elegant look to your container gardens, in this fun and informative presentation and planting demonstration.

Pre-registration required.
$25.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35.00 Non-members.
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June 2, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm — "Top Ten: Stalwart Shrubs in Summer ," George Lasch

The workhorses of the garden - shrubs - are everywhere and used very effectively at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Join George Lasch to learn about the best shrubs for certain situations and uses. George will do a quick overview of pruning shrubs as we walk through the Garden on a fine spring day. As always, he will share his opinions on successful and not-so-great plants. George was the Supervisor of the Perennial Border at BBG for 8 years and is well-known for his humorous opinions on plants and gardening.

Pre-registration required.
$25.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35.00 Non-members.
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June 16, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm — "Food Fermentation," Tilth Alliance

Join a Tilth Alliance instructor as we survey the spectrum of fermented foods including veggies, dairy, beverages and vinegars. You’ll see, smell and taste some of these foods and we’ll make kimchi together in class that you can take home to watch ferment.

Pre-registration required.
$35.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$45.00 Non-members.
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June 20, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30pm — "Growing Fuchsias Successfully in the Northwest," Tammy Brown

In the Pacific Northwest, fuchsia are both perennial and annual plants. They make great additions to mixed pots and baskets. Tammy Brown, from the Eastside Fuchsia Society, will discuss the range of fuchsia, as well as demonstrate the care of both hardy and non-hardy varieties. Participants will enjoy a short walk through the fuchsia display garden.

Pre-registration required.
$10.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$10.00 for Eastside Fuchsia Society Members.
$15.00 Non-members.
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Kids in the Garden: A Science Discovery Program for Preschoolers - SUMMER SESSIONS 1 & 2

Summer Session 1: June 26-July 24 (no class July 3), 10-11:30am on Tuesdays. TOPICS: June 26: Wonderful water; July 10: Fragrant Flowers; July 17: Butterflies; July 26: Healthy Habitats

Summer Session 2: July 31-August 21, 10-11:30am on Tuesdays. TOPICS: July 31: Rocking with Rocks; August 7: Plant Parts; August 14: Spider Web Wonders; August 21: Tremendous Trees 

Is your 3-5 year-old child interested in things that grow, fly or crawl? Designed especially for preschoolers, our 4-week program will teach kids about the many parts of a garden, from birds to bugs and lots in between. CLICK HERE for more information about this program.

Pre-registration required. Limited to 12 participants in each session.
BBGS Members: Each four week session is $75 per child. Each additional child is $50.
Non-Members: Each four week session is $100 per child. Each additional child is $75.
Contact us about a discount if you register your child for both sessions.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER SESSION 1

REGISTER FOR SUMMER SESSION 2


 

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Although it seldom happens, classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, or for other reasons outside our control. A full refund will be made to you in the event the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society cancels a class.

Individual Cancellations
If you find you cannot attend the class or lecture 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. There is no refund for cancellations of member tickets for lectures, as the price paid is less than the $10 processing fee. In this case, we recommend giving your ticket to a friend (see below).

Class and lecture 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 or lecture 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 or lectures.

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

 
     

Copyright 2018 Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.All rights reserved.
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