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25th Annual Garden d’Lights – 4:30-9pm

25th Annual Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden November 30 – December 31, 2019 4:30-9pm nightly, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve. Lights go out at 9:30pm. $5 per person, 11 years and older. Children 10 and under are free and do not need a ticket. TICKETS CAN BE USED ON ANY NIGHT. Premium parking in our lot for $5/car, cash only. Free parking at Wilburton Hill Park. Buy Tickets Now

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$5
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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Build Your Own Wreath

We're doing something different this year. Come and learn how to create a holiday wreath from the ground up! We will provide the frame and you bring the evergreens and accents from your yard (long branches of greenery, as well as cones, rose hips, holly, etc.), along with any embellishments you want, such as ribbon, twine, or ornaments. We will show you how to wrap the evergreens onto the frame and how to attach decorations. Feel free to bring extra...

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$30
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Ferns: A Bellevue Botanical Garden Legacy

Join Richie Steffen, Executive Director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden , president of the Hardy Fern Foundation, and co-author of The Plant Lovers Guide to Ferns, for an informative and fun lecture on the ferns of the BBG. Ferns have had an important place in the garden since the Shorts family developed the land prior to it becoming a public garden. Today the BBG has a partnership with the Hardy Fern Foundation who assist with maintaining the ferns...

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$5 – $15
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Puget Sound Dahlia Association Meeting and Lecture

Free, no registration required. Information on the Puget Sound Dahlia Association website: www.pugetsounddahlias.org

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Free
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Northwest Perennial Alliance Lecture and Event, “The Promise of Spring”

Featuring plant sales, door prizes, and speakers. Free for Northwest Perennial Alliance members. $15 Non-members. Information: https://northwestperennialalliance.org/event-3482888

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Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Urban Gardening Series: Indoor Plants

Are you interested in having plants inside your home? Penny Kriese will help you select indoor plants and show you how to care for them. Penny is an Outstanding Master Gardener with a love of indoor plants.  If you are a Master Gardener, this class would count as CE for you.  $25 BBGS member or MGFKC member/$35 non-member.  

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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Paper Icelandic Poppies with Kate Alarcon

Start spring early by making your own colorful blooms! This dainty Icelandic poppy will look cheery in a multicolored bunch or as a focal point in a bouquet. They are made from hand-colored fine crepe paper in shades of ombr pink, coral, and orange wrapped around a wire. You’ll receive supplies to make two poppies as well as a supply list so that you can make more on your own. You’ll also learn a couple of ways of coloring the...

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$55 – $65
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Intro to Pruning: The Basics

Join Shawna van Nimwegen from Plant Amnesty to learn about the different types of approved cuts to make on trees and shrubs, basic plant habits, and what Cass Turnbull called “the pruning budget," or how much of each plant to prune each season. Come to this class and earn credit toward your Master Pruner Certificate and/or WSNLA CEUs.  $25 BBGS & Plant Amnesty Members/$35 non-members.    

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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Early Bloomers Watercolor Class: Early Flowers, Winter Foliage and Landscapes

Join Molly Hashimoto and learn how to celebrate the coming of spring through art! We'll create watercolor sketches of individual botanical specimens, as well as paint a landscape. All abilities are welcome. All supplies are provided, including artist quality watercolor paper. Participants are encouraged to bring extra paper. Molly Hashimoto is the author of Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette, as well as an illustrator whose work has been published by Pomegranate Communications for over 25...

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$35 – $45
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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The Art of Bonsai

Instructor Lucy Davenport will cover the hands-on practice of the art of bonsai, from choosing a nursery plant to styling a bonsai and maintaining it for the first year of growth. Details include branch pruning, root pruning, wiring and leaf reduction to achieve a miniature specimen. The horticulture of specific species will be covered with attention to small garden trees and flowering shrubs, deciduous and coniferous varieties, for our Pacific Northwest climate zone. Soil components for each species will be...

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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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