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.

Botanical Drawing: Leaves and Berries

Learn how to use colored pencils to portray plant subjects! Colored pencils are fun and are a forgiving medium to learn, and autumn offers amazing colors and textures to observe and to use in creating beautiful botanical art. In this 4-week class, you will learn a variety of colored pencil techniques including layering, blending, and building saturation with luminosity, with a focus on vibrant colors and textures of autumnal subjects such as leaves, fruits and winter berries. You will also learn...

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CLASS FULL

Watercolor Class: Autumn Colors in the Garden

Learn how to paint the vibrant colors of autumn in this hands-on class. Molly Hashimoto will demonstrate some of the beauties of fall: Japanese maples, vine maples, late flowers like dahlias, and anemones. You will paint along with her, trying out techniques with fun skill-building exercises, as well as more complete paintings of landscapes. We will share work at the end of the workshop with lots of positive feedback and helpful suggestions. You will provide your own supplies. This class is...

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CLASS FULL

Gardening with an English Accent

Join Alison Johnson for the story of English gardening and its relevance to the Pacific Northwest. She will be sharing her favorite plants and planting combinations from her Northwest English Garden and the famous English gardens where she got her ideas and inspiration. Alison is a member of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and co-president of the Northwest Perennial Alliance, as well as a Master Gardener.  Not only does she know a lot about gardening – she is also just...

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Varied Cost

The Wildflowers of Mount Rainier

Wildflower enthusiast and photographer, Donovan Tracy, will discuss the amazing flowers found at Mount Rainier. Donovan will review the classifications of subalpine meadows and highlight some of their vegetation and community types. The alpine plant discussion will emphasize the uniqueness of these plants which endure harsh tundra-like conditions. He will mix in some comments on wildflower photography, suggestions for wildflower hikes in the National Park, and provide some historical references as well. Donovan is a volunteer with the UW Herbarium,...

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$5 – $15

Holiday Centerpieces

Weina Dinata from Poppy & Finch will show you how to create a beautiful mini-habitat centerpiece for the holiday season with native plants in a repurposed lamp globe. She has developed a style of botanical design that uses living native plants integrated with flower arrangement techniques. This technique uses elements around your home and garden, such as moss, branches, conifer cones, and more, and crafted to fit the holiday spirit. Weina's use of native plants is inspired by their beauty,...

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Varied Cost