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Garden d’Lights – Nov 24 – Dec 30, 2018

24th Annual Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden November 24 – December 30, 2018 4:30-9:00 pm nightly $5.00 per person; kids 10 and under are free. FREE NIGHTS: Nov 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29. No tickets are needed. Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Visit our Garden d'Lights page for more information....

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Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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Welcome to Subirdia

John Marzluff is a nationally known Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, and an expert in Ornithology. Part of the joy of gardening is observing and listening to our feathered friends. In his latest book, Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife, Dr. Marzluff reveals that our suburbs and city parks are often remarkably rich in bird diversity and play a key role in preventing loss of species in the face...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Growing Mushrooms at Home

Taught by Tristan Woodsmith: This workshop focuses on growing gourmet mushrooms at home, both indoors and outdoors in your yard, garden or woods. We will discuss the mushroom life cycle, various substrates used for growing mushrooms, and low-tech methods for generating mycelium including spores, spawn, and stem-butts. Indoor mushroom patches, outdoor mushroom beds, log and stump cultivation will all be covered in great detail. Species mentioned include Oyster Mushrooms, Shiitake, Lion's Mane and more! Each student will create their own...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Winter Watercolor

Taught by Molly Hashimoto. Come and learn how to celebrate the late winter season through art! We'll create watercolor sketches of individual botanical specimens, as well as paint a landscape. 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 years. As...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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The Hidden Half of Your Garden: A New Way to Think About Soil

Come and learn about how the smallest creatures on Earth are upending practices in gardening, agriculture and medicine. We will talk about human and plant microbiomes and the role of living soil in keeping gardens, farms, and even our bodies humming along like they should. The instructors are David Montgomery and Anne Biklé; authors of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health. $25 member/$35 non-member. REGISTER NOW

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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 Gardens 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 BUY...

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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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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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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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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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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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