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Outdoor STEM Workshop for Educators

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

Join educators Kate Sorensen and Linda Mank at the Bellevue Botanical Garden for a workshop designed to help K-5 formal and non-formal educators increase their knowledge, skills and tools to create impactful science learning opportunities for students in their schoolyard or at home by utilizing the activities in the Project Learning Tree: PK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide. This is an adult only workshop. Participants will: Participate in hands-on experience with Project Learning Trees activities and lessons. Identify activities that align...

$28 – $40

HYBRID: Small Garden Love Affair


THIS IS A HYBRID EVENT: IN-PERSON OR WEBINAR Presented by Danilo Maffei, founding principal of Maffei Landscape Design, LLC in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Danilo’s philosophy is to gather experiences, not things. Objects alone do not make a garden better. Rather, it is an opportunity for people to meaningfully engage with the outdoors in all its ephemerality and to create seasonal transformations that truly elevate the garden from merely functional to truly sublime. In his lecture, Danilo will illustrate thoughtfully crafted...

$24.50 – $35

DIY Wire Cloches (2 classes)

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

Taught by Alison Johnson with the Northwest Perennial Alliance. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make the wire cloches NPA uses in the Perennial Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden to keep rabbits from eating the plants. They make great plant supports too! Once you learn the wiring skills, you can make them any size and style that suits you, creating something worthy of a place in your garden. We will supply everything you need to make one...


Perennials for Year-Round Color


Presented by Cleo Raulerson in partnership with Master Gardener Foundation of King County. You will learn about perennials that provide color for each month of the year. Cleo talks about her favorite “tried and true," “new or unusual," and “self-seeders or creepers” perennials. You will look at criteria to help define what type of garden you have, as well as how to set up a framework for the perennials and other plants you would like in your garden. Cleo will...

$10.50 – $15

Hydrangeas: A Gardeners Guide


Taught by Kit Haesloop. Hydrangeas are an excellent shrub for year-round interest with a long bloom season. Kit will describe the distinguishing characteristics between species and give you a colorful overview of the incredible choices available and their preferred growing conditions. Do you wonder why your hydrangeas don’t bloom or bloom poorly? Kit will describe best maintenance practices and detailed pruning techniques for beautiful blooms. $10.50 BBGS Member/ $15 Non-Member.  

$10.50 – $15

Forest Bathing in the Ravine

Garden Grounds 12001 Main Street, Bellevue

Taught by Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the teachers of our popular Mindfulness in the Garden series. Stroll across the suspension bridge and into the peace and sanctuary of the most pristine forested area of the Garden, while practicing Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing). Restore mind, body and spirit as you experience the healing power of Nature.  Psychotherapist Deborah Wilk LMFT and Naturopathic Physician Jessica Hancock ND are from Mindful...

$31.50 – $45

The Cutting Garden


Taught by Sue Goetz. Become a garden florist and grow fresh flowers for fresh-cut bouquets, dried and pressed flowers, plus edible blooms for salads and garnish! Varieties for all seasons, from annuals, bulbs, and perennials to a few shrubs and trees in the mix. Garden design layout ideas, growing and harvesting tips too. $10.50 BBGS Member/ $15 Non-Member.

$10.50 – $15

NPA Promise of Spring Lecture & Plant Sale

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

Plant Sale at 12 pm Lecture at 1 pm Join us for BBG Director James Gagliardi’s presentation "Beautiful Landscapes for Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat." MORE INFO

Varied Cost

HYBRID: Parks, Plants, and Perseverance


THIS IS A HYBRID EVENT: IN-PERSON OR WEBINAR Presented by Michael Shiosaki, Bellevue Parks and Community Services Director. Michael will share his story of a life-long love of gardening and how this passion has led to his career in park system planning, development, and management. He will also share his father’s story of service to our country as part of the World War II 442nd Regimental Combat Team Japanese American Army unit. $10.50 BBGS Members/$15 nonmembers.  Webinar recording will be...

$10.50 – $15