Hardy Orchids for the Garden: At the intersection of beauty and conservation

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

In-Person Inside In his presentation, Peter Zale, Ph.D. will emphasize that hardy orchids fill a special role in temperate gardens where they often challenge traditionally held notions about the diversity of plant palettes for cold climates, perplex gardeners with their sometimes exacting cultural requirements, and lend exotic intrigue to garden spaces. Many orchids are as rare in the wild as they are in gardens, providing an additional and often under-looked function for gardeners to consider: conservation. His lecture will cover...

$10.50 – $15

Mindfulness in the Garden

Garden Grounds 12001 Main Street, Bellevue

IN-PERSON OUTSIDE Integrating elements of Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), we will stroll slowly, opening our senses to the vibrant wonders of spring while learning to soothe mind, body and spirit.  Experience the Garden in a whole new way! Taught by the  Mindful in the Wild team, psychotherapist Deborah Wilk, LMFT and naturopathic physician Jessica Hancock, ND. $24.50 BBGS members/$35 nonmembers. Sorry, this class is full. EMAIL US to be added to the waitlist.

CLASS FULL

The History and Art of Bonsai

VIRTUAL (WEBINAR)

WEBINAR Presented by Bruce Williams. Did you know that some world-famous bonsai are here in the Seattle area? In this webinar learn where bonsai comes from and why it is considered an art form. Satisfy your curiosity about who does bonsai and why, what kinds of trees work well, and how old they can get. Find out how you can take container gardening to a whole new level! This presentation will introduce you to this ancient and worldwide gardening art...

$10.50 – $15

Children’s Workshop: Outdoor Art

Garden Grounds 12001 Main Street, Bellevue

In-person We will take a tour of art in the garden! Then we will do some painting, play a game, and create a mini-garden to take home. Garden fun patch included. Recommended age: 6-9 years old. This workshop fulfills requirements for the GS Brownie Outdoor Art Creator badge, but you do not need to be a scout to participate. $17.50 BBGS Member or Scout/$25 nonmember; chaperones free.

$17.50 – $25
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Flower Hour Summer Sampler Series

Garden Grounds 12001 Main Street, Bellevue

Welcome to “Flower Hour”—the Bellevue Botanical Garden Summer Sampler Series If you haven’t been to the Bellevue Botanical Garden, come and see what you're missing! Join us after work to connect with the outdoors in a relaxing setting and find out what makes the Garden special. The Bellevue Botanical Garden encompasses 53 acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. Admission to the garden is free and the Garden is open dawn to dusk. Sign up for one or...

$10.50 – $15

Paper Bearded Iris Workshop

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

IN-PERSON INSIDE Join Kate Alarcon and learn how to make a gloriously ruffled bearded iris! We’ll use the maximally stretchy 90 gram crepe paper to create sumptuous frills and body, applying soft pastels to capture the water-color effect of bearded iris petals. The instructor will even show you how to make that famous, velvety beard! This special three-hour class is open to beginners, but should prove especially interesting to crafters who are seeking to expand their crepe paper knowledge and...

$75 – $85

Children’s Workshop: Birds and their Flower Friends

Garden Grounds 12001 Main Street, Bellevue

Sunday, June 12, 2022 1 – 3pm In-person This workshop will focus on a couple of the common birds that we find at the botanical garden and the jobs they do related to plants.  We will have activities, a craft project and a tour of the garden. Recommended age: 3-7 years old. BBGS Members: $17.50. Each additional child is $10. Non-Members: $25. Each additional child is $10.

$17.50 – $25

Landscape Architecture 

In-person We will tour part of the botanical garden, do some plant identification, make a scale drawing, and design a landscape for a local building. We will also talk about careers in the field and meet with a landscape professional. Garden patch included. Recommended age: middle/high school. This workshop fulfills requirements for the BSA Landscape Architecture badge, but you don’t need to be a scout to participate. Scouts may need to put in some additional time. $24.50 BBGS member or...