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Creating Sanctuary (WEBINAR)

We all need a sanctuary, especially during difficult times. Our gardens are the perfect place to create that nurturing space to grow food, medicines, beauty, and a harmonious ecosystem. Our gardens can nurture our bodies, minds, and souls, starting with having clear design intentions. In Creating Sanctuary, ecological designer and best-selling author Jessi Bloom taps into multiple sources of traditional plant wisdom to help you find a deeper connection to the outdoor space you already have—no matter the size. You will...

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$5 – $15

The Herb Lover’s Garden (WEBINAR)

Presented by Sue Goetz. Go herbal and learn all the multi uses of herbs. Landscaping, fragrance, healing, edible flowers, seasoning and cut flower abundance. What is the best oregano variety for cut flowers? How about fennel for attracting butterflies or parsley as a flower border?  Discover something new and useful about the herbs in your garden.  Start with their beauty in the landscape and then discover ways to use them. Create culinary treats, body care products, and household remedies. Growing...

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$5 – $15

Bling on the Wing: 12 Months of Flowers for Hummingbirds (WEBINAR)

Presented by Greg Butler, BLA, ATA—Designer, educator, and owner of Design of the Times. Everybody loves hummers. Taking advantage of our mild maritime climate makes it possible to turn your garden into a year-round hummingbird feeder just by choosing the right plants. You’ll also get tips on life cycles, behavior, enhancing habitat, and more. Discover how you can accessorize your garden with tiny flying jewelry all year round! This webinar will be recorded and you will receive the recording within...

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$5 – $15

Let’s Get Messy and Paint Flowers! (ONLINE CLASS)

Learn to make easy, beautiful flower bouquet paintings in acrylic paint using a negative painting technique.  Start by making a colorful “mess” on canvas, then “finding” the bouquet of flowers hidden within. Start by painting a variety of colors in random shapes and adding drips and splatters of color over the top.  Then, using a negative painting technique, create a beautiful bouquet in a vase.  You will paint two different variations of bouquets during this class. You will provide your...

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$25 – $35

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...

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Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Designing the Compelling Photograph

Join instructor Ray Pfortner for this 3-part photography class focusing on exploring the principles of composition and a range of creative settings and camera handling. The Garden will be our studio, our canvas, our focus. The class is aimed at all skill levels using any digital camera from phone to point-and-shoot to dSLR to mirrorless. Teens and tweens (12 and over) are welcome! Please note that this is a three-part class and once you register for the first one, you...

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$75 – $95
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Tour of Heronswood and Windcliff

Join Dan and BBGS hosts for a very special day in Kingston and Indianola on the Kitsap Peninsula. You will provide your own transportation to Heronswood (directions will be provided) where the tour will begin. Heronswood is the world-renowned garden founded by Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones and is known for its amazing inventory of rare and unusual trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials.   After lunch at Heronswood, which is included in your registration fee, we will visit Windcliff, the exotic,...

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Heronswood Garden/Windcliff, 7530 NE 288th St.
Kingston, WA 98346
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Pruning Shrubs III

With Anna Moore of Plant Amnesty. This class will teach you how to prune Rhododendron, Hydrangea, Callicarpa (Beautyberry), Viburnum bodnantense, and Abelia. Included in this class are basic pruning techniques, common pruning mistakes, and corrective pruning. You will earn credit toward your Master Pruner Certificate and/or WSNLA CEUs. $25 BBGS 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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BSA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP

This workshop will cover the requirements for the BSA Landscape Architecture badge. We will tour part of the botanical garden, do some plant identification, design a landscape for a local building, talk about careers in the field and meet with a landscape professional. The Scouts will have “homework” to do before the workshop. We do not provide the badge. Workshop size is limited. Each scout needs to have a supervising adult with a ratio of 1 adult per 4 scouts...

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$12
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Kokedama

You’ll learn to create and care for a striking and unique Japanese moss ball under the guidance of Poppy & Finch founder, Weina Dinata, a native plant advocate and botanical designer, seasoned in the art of making kokedama. The workshop includes all the materials for assembling your moss ball, a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy. You will be asked to choose between an indoor tropical plant or an outdoor...

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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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