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The Botanical Gardens of Eastern Russia

With Tony Allison. Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to learn about the flora and botanical gardens of eastern Russia! We will have several botanist-educators from Russian gardens who will share photographs and descriptions of their gardens, and how they are different from and yet similar to gardens here in the Northwest. There will also be a chance to hear about the environmental education exchange program that brought the educators to the Seattle area and an opportunity to chat with...

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Free
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Creating Your Dream Garden: A two-part workshop

Have you been inspired to redo your garden or plant a new one? During this two-part workshop, you will plan the garden of your dreams with methods used by industry professionals. Learn processes, tips and tricks the pros use to create a functional, beautiful and sustainable garden.  You will then have some time to take those ideas home and work on your own design.  On the Saturday session, you will return to the garden with your homework and can get...

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CLASS FULL
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Expressive Acrylic Painting

Taught by Terry MacDonald. Come and create a brilliant botanical artwork! Acrylics are a very versatile medium with bright colors, infinite techniques and ease of use. One technique is to start with black gesso paint as the first layer. This allows the artist to create lovely, organic outlines around the subjects to make them pop off of the surface. In this class, we will create two projects: A small warm-up project on a wood surface and a larger painting of...

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$75 – $85
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Beneficial Bugs for Kids

What are Beneficial Bugs? Why do we need them and how do we attract them to our garden? Join us as we examine live insects, read a story, create a bug craft and go in search of pollinators. Best for ages 3-8 with accompanying adult(s). $12 per child. Accompanying adults are free. REGISTER NOW

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$12
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Hydrangea How-To (April 2019)

Taught by Kit Haesloop. Learn how to get peak performance from the hydrangeas you grow or want to grow in your garden from the ever-expanding varieties available. In this class you will learn the distinguishing traits between species, and how best to keep your hydrangeas beautiful with the proper care. Kit will provide guidance on growing conditions, bloom color and pruning options for the different species. Finally, Kit will demonstrate proper pruning techniques on several species that grow in the...

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CLASS FULL
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Alpine Flowers of Mount Rainier

Wild flower enthusiast and photographer, Donovan Tracy, will discuss the amazing flowers found at Mount Rainier. The presentation will focus on two areas: the subalpine meadows between 5,000’-6,500’ elevation, and alpine plants found above 6,500’ in Mount Rainier National Park. Donovan will review the classifications of subalpine meadows and highlight some of their vegetation and community types. Extensive use of photographs will show the distinctions of these types with an emphasis on the contrasts between the Paradise and Sunrise sides...

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Free
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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NW Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society Plant Sale

Rock Garden Society Members and regional specialty growers will offer a wide range of plants that grow in the mountains, forests and deserts of the West, along with plants from Europe, Asia and South America. Members will be available to demonstrate growing conditions and give advice. Open to the public, no admission fee. More Information

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Free
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Master Gardener Clinic

Bring your plant and gardening questions to the Master Gardener Clinic every Saturday, 10am-2pm, April 13-September 28, 2019 (holiday weekends excluded). Get answers about what plants are best for you, plant identification, how to solve tough growing challenges, and lots more. If you’re bringing in a plant sample please put it in a plastic bag.

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Free
Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Kids in the Garden – Spring 2019, Session #1

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. Classes are taught by an experienced preschool science teacher. The curriculum is based on “Growing Wild” and is part of “Project Learning Tree,” a nationally recognized science program. Each week covers a different topic. At each class we will read a story, do an...

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$75 – $100
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Ten Questions to Ask About Your Garden’s Design

Presented by Steve Aitken. Steve is the Editor of Fine Gardening magazine, a magazine devoted to making readers better gardeners. Steve spends much of his time talking with and visiting horticulturalists and avid gardeners around the country. The knowledge he gains from these activities not only helps the magazine, but also provides solutions to everyday challenges he faces in his own garden. He has written articles for Fine Gardening on topics ranging from drip irrigation to building twig structures and...

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$5 – $15
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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