Master Gardener Plant Sale

The King County Master Gardeners host their 37th annual spring plant sale in an online store. Plants available include heirloom tomatoes, herbs, veggies, perennials, and surprises from some of our local specialty ornamental growers.  You may order from any of three online stores in Bellevue, Shoreline and Auburn, and schedule your curbside pickup at those locations. Visit the online store HERE. The store opens for browsing on April 15, and is open to place orders from April 21 to April...

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2021 Lecture Series: The Pleasure Garden

Jeffrey Bale is an Oregon native residing in the beautiful city of Portland. It was an early trip to Spain and Portugal that introduced Jeffrey to the “Art of Mosaic.” When he returned home, he taught himself how to build pebble and tile mosaics and frequently uses them to embellish his garden designs for clients (including at Dan Hinkley’s Windcliff) and for himself. He has also studied the art of stone carving in India. Jeffrey’s view of “Pleasure Gardens” is...

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$5 – $15

Only the Best: Top-rated Perennials

Presented by Richard Hawke. Richard has been the Plant Evaluation Manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden since 1986, is an instructor for the School of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the author of Plant Evaluation Notes, and an author and contributing editor for Fine Gardening magazine. He received the Perennial Plant Association’s Academic Award for teaching excellence. In his lecture, Richard will talk about perennials that have proven to be beautiful, reliable, and hardy in the Chicago Botanic Garden’s evaluation trials....

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$5 – $15

The Art, Science and Magic of Propagation

Basic propagation techniques will be covered, along with some tips and tricks. The presentation includes video demonstrations of how to make a Forsythe Pot, and a great way on dividing big, tough perennials. Softwood and hardwood cuttings through heel cutting and layering will be presented, and you will learn how to make more plants from your own garden. Gordon Polson has been a gardener in England and the U.S for 80 years and he is a Master Gardener and Master...

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$5 – $15

Get to Know the Bellevue Botanical Garden

Alison Johnson will introduce you to the Garden through its history, the variety of gardens that are part of the larger Garden, how it changes through the seasons, and the opportunities for visitors and volunteers. Alison is a long-time member of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society where she serves on the education committee, the current co-president of the Northwest Perennial Alliance which maintains the border at the garden, and a Master Gardener. $5 member/$15 non-member

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$5 – $15

Let’s Paint Hydrangeas! Acrylic Painting Class

Taught by Terry MacDonald.  Fresh and painterly…..or soft and transparent.  Acrylics are the most versatile of mediums!  We will paint two versions of hydrangeas on two different surfaces - watercolor paper and canvas. The techniques to be explored include thin washes, building up layers with palette knives, stippling, spattering, dry brushing and more.  There will also be a  focus on light sources, values, color harmonies, and using a loose, fresh approach to painting for an impressionistic effect. You will receive...

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$25 – $35

2021 Lecture Series: Ferns: A Bellevue Botanical Garden Legacy

Purchase The Plant Lover's Guide to Ferns in our Trillium Store. Click the image to be taken to this item in our online store. Join Richie Steffen, Executive Director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden , president of the Hardy Fern Foundation, and co-author of The Plant Lovers Guide to Ferns, for an informative and fun lecture on the ferns of the BBG. Ferns have had an important place in the garden since the Shorts family developed the land...

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$5 – $15

Connecting Youth with Nature: Wellness and Health Benefits

Want to help youth reduce stress, feel happier, or perform better in school? Gardening or walking in the forest have positive impacts on young people’s health, including physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions. This webinar will explore evidence-based approaches to using time in nature with youth to improve their total wellness. Expect a presentation of current research, followed by practical ways to use facts to intentionally engage youth in nature. Presented by Marcy Reynolds, MSW, Child Mental Health Specialist, and...

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$5 – $15

Pruning Confiers

With Bess Bronstein from Plant Amnesty. It can feel challenging to prune conifers. Common issues arise related to enhancing each plant’s natural form and growth habit while dealing with size management. A large Douglas fir may pose safety concerns if previously topped for a view, an over-sheared juniper hedge will often show foliage dieback, and pines respond poorly to ill-timed pruning. This class will guide you through the steps necessary to successfully prune any conifer. $10 BBGS or Plant Amnesty member/$15...

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$10 – $15

Floral Design

Learn how to create floral designs from your own backyard! Designer Susan Maki will teach you the professional mechanics to elevate foraged flora or grocery store flowers into an organic masterpiece. Susan Maki is a designer, buyer, and houseplant merchandise manager for Squak Mt Nursery in Issaquah. A lifelong learner, she has taken floral design courses from professionals around the world, including Scotland, Canada and Guatemala. This is an online class with limited space. You have the option of purchasing...

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