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Project Learning Tree: Connecting Elementary Science to Urban Ecosystems

Join Pacific Education Institute FieldSTEM Coordinator, Jessica Lawrence and Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Education Program Manager, Kate Sorensen at the stunning Bellevue Botanical Garden! This workshop is designed to help formal and non-formal educators engage elementary students in real-world science, technology, engineering, and math by utilizing activities in Project Learning Tree’s PreK-8 Environmental Activity Guide. If you’re looking for ways to develop students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills this workshop will meet your needs. Participants will: Learn how to...

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$50
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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SPECIAL LECTURE: The Queen’s Gardener

What's it like to garden for the Queen? We are delighted to welcome John Anderson, the Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Castle and Savill Garden in England. He is going to create a special lecture for us that focuses on working for the royal family, but also on his experience gardening with plant groups that are popular in the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to co-sponsor this event with Heronswood Garden. $15 BBGS & Heronswood Garden members; $25 nonmembers   Sorry,...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Layering the Landscape for Less Maintenance: Clematis, Shrubs and Groundcovers that Love our Climate

Taught by Marianne Binetti, radio host, author, and columnist. Marianne will talk about designing with the best plants for Western Washington, including the easiest to grow clematis. Brought to you by Cascade Water Alliance and the City of Bellevue. For information and to sign up, visit the event website. For other Cascade Gardener classes, visit their website.

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Free
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Northwest Perennial Alliance March Mania Plant Sale

Shop for spring ephemerals and choice garden plants not readily available at other times of the year. Learn from nursery experts and let them help you choose some of the earliest bloomers of the season. Most of the sale is held indoors, where the kids can enjoy fun activities just for them while you shop. 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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Spring 101: Gardeners’ “Question Time”

Presented by the Northwest Perennial Alliance. Join a panel of four King County Master Gardeners who will present a PowerPoint of what you should be doing in the garden in Spring. We will be talking, planting, pruning, propagating, soil and compost care, and taking questions from the audience. Pre-registration recommended Cost: $25 NPA Members, $35 Non-Members.  Information and tickets

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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Mindfulness in the Garden: Nourishing Peace Within

Taught by Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. Stroll through the solitude and sanctuary of the winter garden while Deborah and Jessica guide you in Mindfulness Meditation while opening your senses with Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing). Restore mind, body and spirit as you let the stress and demands of daily life melt away and you experience the healing power of Nature. Instructor Deborah Wilk LMFT is a psychotherapist in private practice and a founder of Mindful in the Wild. Jessica Hancock,...

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$25 – $35
Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Hydrangea How-To

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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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Plants are back in Landscape Architecture: The Increasing Diversity of Plants in Public and Private Projects

Presented by Richard Hartlage. Richard is the founding principal and owner of Land Morphology, a landscape architecture firm working on residential, commercial, public, and botanic garden projects throughout the world. His award-winning, innovative designs are renowned as emotive, immersive spaces that incorporate sophisticated horticulture, artful detailing, and historical knowledge that heighten the human experience of the natural world. He has given over 450 lectures worldwide, teaches planting design in the University of Washington’s School of Built Environments, and has contributed...

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$5 – $15
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Garden d’Lights Orientation

Have you wondered how they make all those flowers out of holiday lights? If you're interested in learning about volunteering for our Garden d’Lights crew, come to this orientation to find out all about it! The crew meets on Thursday mornings throughout the year. Adults 16+. The orientation is free, but registration is required as space is limited. REGISTER NOW

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Free
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Northwest Perennial Alliance presents the film “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf”

Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature,...

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$5 – $20
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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