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Mindfulness in the Garden

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.

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The History and Art of Bonsai

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...

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$10.50 – $15

Flower Hour Summer Sampler Series

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...

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$10.50 – $15

Paper Bearded Iris Workshop

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...

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$75 – $85

Basics of Fermentation: Kimchee

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...

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$35 – $50

Intro to a summer garden pollinator: the Leafcutter Bee

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...

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$10.50 – $15

Flower Hour Summer Sampler Series

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...

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$10.50 – $15

Herbs: Easy to Grow, Easy to Use

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...

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$35 – $50