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Through education and community involvement, we inspire all generations to advance Northwest horticultural knowledge, and preserve natural beauty and our local ecology

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Grow Your Garden, Grow Your Mind

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LECTURES

Keep current on the hottest trends in horticulture

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

We offer botany-based programs for children and youth

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GOING GREEN

Put Nature to Work in Your Garden

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Let’s Paint Birds! (WEBINAR)

Birds are fascinating creatures that love our gardens. Learn to paint birds with personality! We will paint a wren and a chickadee using acrylic paints and pen. Focusing on getting an accurate drawing in the beginning, we will then learn tricks to give your birds the quirks and whimsy that makes them endearing painting subjects. Terry MacDonald is a local artist who strives to imbue her works with joy! She is a regular at NW art fairs and shows her work through...

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$25 – $35

Botanically Inspired Zentangle Art

Join Tomomi Galeano, a Certified Zentangle Teacher for an evening of relaxation and creativity, as she walks you through how to make a botanically inspired Zentangle art drawing. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. With step-by-step instructions, it doesn’t require any previous drawing experience. All you need is white square paper, a black fine tip drawing pen, and pencil (you must provide your own supplies and we will...

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$5 – $15

Botanical Drawing: Leaves and Berries

Learn how to use colored pencils to portray plant subjects! The class will cover basics of the medium, as well as colored pencil techniques including layering, blending, and building saturation with luminosity, while incorporating the observation techniques and elements of botanical illustration. All levels are welcome. This class will take place as a Zoom meeting and we will send you the join link and supply list after we process your registration. $130 BBGS members/$150 nonmembers. This is a series of...

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Watercolor Class: Autumn Colors in the Garden

Learn how to paint the vibrant colors of autumn in this hands-on class. Molly Hashimoto will demonstrate some of the beauties of fall: Japanese maples, vine maples, late flowers like dahlias, and anemones. You will paint along with her, trying out techniques with fun skill-building exercises, as well as more complete paintings of landscapes. We will share work at the end of the workshop with lots of positive feedback and helpful suggestions. You will provide your own supplies. This class is...

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$25 – $35

Gardening with an English Accent

Join Alison Johnson for the story of English gardening and its relevance to the Pacific Northwest. She will be sharing her favorite plants and planting combinations from her Northwest English Garden and the famous English gardens where she got her ideas and inspiration. Alison is a member of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and co-president of the Northwest Perennial Alliance, as well as a Master Gardener.  Not only does she know a lot about gardening – she is also just...

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Holiday Centerpieces

Weina Dinata from Poppy & Finch will show you how to create a beautiful mini-habitat centerpiece for the holiday season with native plants in a repurposed lamp globe. She has developed a style of botanical design that uses living native plants integrated with flower arrangement techniques. This technique uses elements around your home and garden, such as moss, branches, conifer cones, and more, and crafted to fit the holiday spirit. Weina's use of native plants is inspired by their beauty,...

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