Classes

Take a class and let your inspiration grow

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is pleased to offer the following educational opportunities. Pre-registration is required for all our webinars and in-person classes.

Webinars

Preregistration is required for all webinars. Our webinars are recorded and all registrants will receive the recording the next business day. Unless otherwise noted, BBGS webinars are $5 for members and $15 for non-members

In-Person Classes

Many of our classes sell out so we strongly encourage you to register early. Please be advised that if you elect to come to a class without pre-registering, you will be turned away if the class is full. If you do attend a class as a walk-in, you must pay with exact cash or a check.

BBGS members receive special pricing on all webinars, classes and lectures. Want to enjoy our educational events at reduced prices? Become a member now.

Want to teach a class at the Bellevue Botanical Garden? Please read our guidelines.

Perennial Plant Breeding at Home (WEBINAR)

Janet Egger will show you the basics of perennial plant breeding and how to do it from home. This is a class for the home gardener who wants to learn more about how plants are bred and how to do it themselves. Janet has bred perennials professionally since the 1980s. She bred Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’ and the colored foliage Heuchera, among many other perennials. $5 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers. Shown is Heuchera 'Forever Purple."

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$5 – $15

Mindfulness in the Garden: Awakening to Autumn

While we stroll slowly through the colorful almost-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 cleanse our mind, body, and spirit, creating a feeling of inner spaciousness, and stillness. Psychotherapist Deborah Wilk LMFT and Naturopathic Physician Jessica Hancock ND are from Mindful in the Wild. $25 BBGS members/$35 non-members.

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$25 – $35
Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Botanical Drawing: Leaves, Cones, and Seed Pods

Learn how to draw small fall treasures: cones, seed pods and leaves using colored pencils. This workshop will focus on drawing from observation utilizing loose and experiential sketches as a start. Participants will learn colored pencil techniques of layering, blending and embossing. We will use a walnut ink-stained paper reminiscent of old manuscripts as a surface and create a small botanical drawing. All levels welcome. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbook and/or set of...

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$45 – $55
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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Mini-Habitat Living Centerpiece

Taught by with Weina Dinata from Poppy & Finch, a native plant advocate and botanical designer. With your family, learn how to create a one-of-a-kind mini-habitat centerpiece using PNW native plants in a repurposed lamp globe. We’ll cover basic planting and design composition techniques and then have fun decorating our centerpieces with rocks, moss, branches, and insect or bird decorations. You will walk away with either a woodland or a rock garden centerpiece and information about native plants! Best for...

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$45 – $55
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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