Cultural Conversations: Belonging in the Garden

Cultural Conversations begins a new season of storytelling on Friday, Sept. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. for "Belonging in the Garden," featuring informal pop-in conversations and sharing. Reconnect outdoors in the Gathering Place at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, an outdoor covered area. We will follow King County Guidelines for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic; masks will be available. Share your story on our interactive story boards. Take a walk with friends and check out Bellwether art installations at the Garden. As we...

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Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Master Gardener Clinic

Bring your plant and gardening questions to the Master Gardener Clinic every Saturday, 10am-2pm, July 10-September 25 (no clinic on Labor Day weekend). Get answers about what plants are best for you, plant identification, how to solve tough growing challenges, and lots more. If you’re bringing in a plant sample, please put it in a plastic bag. Free.  

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Free
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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NARGS Plant Sale

North American Rock Garden Society Plant Sale. Free and open to the public. Details to follow, or visit their website.

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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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Tree Talks

Come to the Bellevue Botanical Garden and share stories about your favorite tree and the importance of trees in your culture, as well as those across the world, in this Welcoming Week Tree Talks session. Learn more about the value and benefits of trees in Bellevue, the city's work to preserve the urban forest, and learn from others about their passion for both native Washington trees and trees from around the world. Discussions will be in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and...

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Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Master Gardener Clinic

Bring your plant and gardening questions to the Master Gardener Clinic every Saturday, 10am-2pm, July 10-September 25 (no clinic on Labor Day weekend). Get answers about what plants are best for you, plant identification, how to solve tough growing challenges, and lots more. If you’re bringing in a plant sample, please put it in a plastic bag. Free.  

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Free
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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Appreciating the Autumn Garden

IN PERSON OUTSIDE Autumn in the Northwest can be an invigorating time of year, with the leaves changing on the maples, the smell of brown sugar from the Katsura trees, and the beautiful purple shades of barberry and viburnum. Join George Lasch for a walk and talk through the Bellevue Botanical Garden, where we'll revel in the glorious last blooms of summer and the more subtle beauties of fall. Come and learn what plants can add interest during this season...

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$24.50 – $35
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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Mindfulness in the Garden: Awakening to Autumn

IN-PERSON OUTSIDE Taught by Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. While we stroll slowly through the colorful Autumn Garden, we will focus on opening our senses and allowing ourselves to fully engage and awaken to the combined healing power of nature and present awareness. Utilizing elements of Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), we will restore mind, body and spirit as we let the stress and demands of daily life melt away. $24.50/$35

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$24.50 – $35
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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Preparing Natural Materials for Holiday Décor

IN-PERSON INSIDE Taught by Barb Bruell. This class will explore how to prepare seasonal horticultural items to include in tabletop arrangements and wreath displays. Participants will learn how to preserve flower blooms, choose natural elements to enhance décor, and assemble a mix of elements into a cohesive design. BBGS member $24.50/Nonmember $35.

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$24.50 – $35
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Symposium: Wild by Design

Heronswood and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are pleased to present our annual joint symposium. This year’s theme is Wild by Design. This event is a fundraiser for the two organizations.   This year's symposium will have the most illustrious list of speakers ever, and will be a full day of inspirational lectures! This event will take place as a Zoom webinar. Our speakers include:   Tom Coward, head gardener at Gravetye Manor, former home and garden of one of...

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$65 – $80

Super Sorter

This class is indoors at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Learn where common items belong: recycle, compost or garbage. Find out how to handle unusual items and how to properly dispose of potentially hazardous items. FREE.  To register, email recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call Sam Wilder at 206-949-1787. Class registration is first come, first served. MORE INFO

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