Basics of Fermentation: Kimchee

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

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 kimchee together. You’ll each go home...

$35 – $50

Intro to a summer garden pollinator: the Leafcutter Bee

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

Come join in on a discussion with Dave Hunter, Owner & Founder of Crown Bees, about a gentle summer pollinator, the Leafcutter Bee. Similar to mason bees, the summer leafcutter bees are hole-nesting, gentle pollinators that use tiny snips of leaves rather than mud in their nest building. In this conversational approach to learning, you’ll walk away with fresh understanding of why the bees show up in the summer, how to care for them, and precisely what to do for...

$10.50 – $15

Crazy for Nature Photography

HYBRID

Online & In-Person Taught by Ray Pfortner. Do you love nature? Do you want to learn how to capture it through your camera? Then this workshop is for you! This is designed as a 3-part photography class focusing on the time-tested principles of composition, when to apply them, and even when not to. The class meets on July 7, 9 & 14, 6:00-7:30pm. The first and last meeting will be on Zoom; the second meeting will be in person photographing...

$63 – $90
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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

Herbs: Easy to Grow, Easy to Use

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

It can be very satisfying to walk out your backdoor to snip fresh chives, parsley, or thyme for your morning omelet, or harvest some mint and chamomile for a soothing after dinner tea. Culinary and medicinal herbs are easy to grow in your backyard. In this class we will cover common garden herbs that are simple to grow almost anywhere—even in container gardens. We’ll also discuss some fun herbal products and how to incorporate them into your meals. In this...

$35 – $50

Children’s Workshop: Moths Among Us

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

In-Person Come and celebrate National Moth Week with us! We will have moth related 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

Moths: Welcome to the Night

VIRTUAL (WEBINAR)

WEBINAR Moths are so much more than those boring brown things that you see in your closet, or that fly in your hair! They have dazzling patterns, fascinating life histories, and hold a diversity that puts butterflies to shame! And the best part—the show is happening in your backyard! Introducing yourself to moths means an introduction to the night and all the interactions that are hidden from us. David Droppers is here to introduce you to the moths, and get...

$10.50 – $15

Plein Air Painting: Mixed Media Floral Still Life

Garden Grounds 12001 Main Street, Bellevue

This is your chance to get artistic in the beautiful setting of the Bellevue Botanical Garden with artist Rohini Mathur. In this plein air painting workshop, you will create a colorful Mixed Media Floral Still Life painting. Learn how to simplify shapes, use color theory concepts, and create paintings that look fresh and joyful. We will be exploring different art mediums such as watercolor, acrylics, inks, and markers along with techniques in mark making, mixed media layering, and paper collage....

$85 – $115

Recurring

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

Recurring

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