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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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$35 – $45
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Don’t Squish That Bug! Organic Pest Management for the Home Gardener

What are all those things crawling and flying around your garden and are they dangerous? Join garden educator Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in the City: An Urban-dwellers Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals and The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide in a lively, hands-on session about insects in the garden. Almost every bug is either beneficial or feeds beneficial organisms so it's important to know who is friend and who is foe. Participants will learn how to encourage...

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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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Hydrangea How-To

Join Kit Haesloop and 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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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Everything Roses: Garden Design with Roses

Using garden design principles, Nita-Jo Rountree will share how to successfully use various types of roses in mixed beds as well as in formal designs. She will present photographic examples of roses that are a delight for the senses and share ideas for beautiful companion plants. She will also cover how to select and care for roses so they will be disease-free and thrive in the Pacific Northwest. $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

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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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Botanical Latin and Garden Walk with Susie Egan

Susie will present a fascinating and intriguing PowerPoint on the history and evolution of botanical Latin. You'll learn lots of fascinating facts and it’s a great boost to your understanding of the Latin names on plant labels. To further enhance your botanical Latin education, we will then tour the NPA border in the Garden. NPA volunteers will take you through the border, bringing those Latin words to life as you match up the Latin name to the characteristics of plants...

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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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Forest Bathing in the Ravine

Take a Winter Walk on the Wild Side with Deborah and Jessica, teachers of our popular Mindfulness in the Garden series. Stroll across the suspension bridge and into the peace and sanctuary of the most pristine forested area of the Garden, while practicing Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing). Restore mind, body and spirit as you experience the healing power of Nature. Please note: this class involves approximately one mile of walking, including up and down gentle inclines. Instructor...

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$25 – $35
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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Russian Family Nature Workshop

Come and learn about sharing nature with your children! The goal of the workshop is to help parents share nature with their children as well as to bring together a group of Russian families that share the goal of getting their children outside. Each participating family will receive a copy of “Sharing Nature with Children” by Joseph Campbell in Russian or English. During the workshop, we will do some of the activities from the book together. We will end with...

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$15
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Hydrangea How-To

Join Kit Haesloop and 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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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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An Evening with Ciscoe

With heart and humor, Ciscoe will regale us with a few of the gardening stories in his new book, Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom. Hear about the gardens he has tended, the wildlife he has encountered—deer, moles, rats, birds—lessons learned, and more. Each story will make you smile, but will also contain a nugget of gardening wisdom or a practical helpful tip that you can use in your own garden. Includes complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, and laughter....

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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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NPA March Mania Plant Sale

Rain or shine, browse unique offerings indoors, out of the elements. March Mania proceeds supports both NPA's Horticultural Education Programs and our Specialty Nurseries, most of whom only sell plants at specialty plant sales. This is an opportunity to chat with these knowledgeable growers, and to look for that special, hard-to-find plant. In addition, NPA will be selling plants propagated from the NPA Border, including double hellebores. Admission is Free. No registration required. MORE INFO.

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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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