Basics of Fermentation: Making Sauerkraut

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

In-Person Inside Taught by Carey Thornton from Tilth Alliance. Fermented food products have gained popularity recently as a tasty new health craze, but fermented foods have been around for thousands of years. Many traditional cultures throughout the world have used fermentation as a way to preserve foods, add value to crops, and add variety and nutrition to their diets. In this class, we’ll go over the basics of vegetable fermentation—what it is and how it works. We’ll also have fun making...

$35 – $50

Scout Day

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

Come and work on scout badges and achievement requirements at the Botanical Garden! This Scout Day is designed for K-3rd grade Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. Scouts will choose stations to visit. Some of the topics include composting, Leave No Trace, insects, planting seeds, painting and a nature walk. Daisies: Outdoor Art Maker Badge and parts of the Flower Garden Journey. Brownies: Bug Badge, Outdoor Art Creator Badge, and most of the Hiker Badge. Lions: Mountain Lion and Ready, Set, Grow Tigers: My Tiger Jungle and Tigers in the Wild Wolves: Grow Something, Call...

$12

NARGS Plant Sale

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

Northwestern Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society Plant Sale. Shop a great variety of unusual and alpine plants at great prices. MORE INFO

Free

The Art, Science and Magic of Propagation

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

In-Person Inside Alison Johnson and Gordon Polson will cover basic propagation techniques, along with some tips and tricks. The presentation includes video demonstrations of how to make a Forsyth Pot, and a great way on dividing big, tough perennials. Softwood and hardwood cuttings through heel cutting and layering will be presented, and you will learn how to make more plants from your own garden. Gordon Polson has been a gardener in England and U.S for 80 years and he is...

CLASS FULL

Small Gardens, Big Rewards

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

In-person inside Presented by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, the “Hoosier Gardener” from Indianapolis. As the years pass and our lives change, we may no longer have the space - or the time and energy - for a large-scale garden. But that doesn’t mean we should give up gardening! Jo Ellen will illustrate how to make the most of smaller garden spaces, whether a patio, balcony, or other small-scale area. Jo Ellen is a garden coach, container designer, writer of the blog, hoosiergardener.com,...

$10.50 – $15

Tea: Experience the journey from plant to cup

VIRTUAL (WEBINAR)

WEBINAR Taught by Roberta Fuhr. Tea has a five-thousand-year history and is enjoyed by people all over the world, but many do not know much about it. In this class you will taste three delicious styles - white, green and pu’erh - that come from the “true tea” plant Camellia sinensis, while we explore the science, history and culture of tea. Roberta will share pictures from her trips to tea-producing countries to enrich the class experience and you. Each registrant...

$31.50 – $45

NW Perennial Alliance Plant Sale

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

May is a great time to buy plants from a select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers who sell an amazing collection of hard-to-find and old-time favorite perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses and more. Your support helps these growers thrive and prosper, and in return they can grow even more special plants for our gardens! MORE INFO.

Free

Fall and Winter Edibles

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

In-Person Inside Enjoy an informative evening with gardener and author Bill Thorness. Plan now to eat from your garden year-round! Learn what fall and winter vegetables to grow and when to start them, in this unique look at vegetable gardening in our maritime climate that splits the year into seven mini-seasons. With the longest spring on record and an autumn that often lingers, our climate means your urban farm never has to shut down. From the vast brassica family to...

$24.50 – $35

Drawing Spring Flora

VIRTUAL (WEBINAR)

ONLINE CLASS Taught by Dorota Haber-Lehigh. Celebrate the beauty of spring by creating a drawing of a flower, flower petals, or a flowering branch. We will use a variety of colored pencil techniques and approaches to drawing and sketching from observation. The workshop will include a presentation of Dorota’s botanical drawings of various flowers and flowering branches, a demonstration of how to approach drawing from observation, various techniques, and a time to draw together. You are welcome to work in...

CLASS FULL