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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

CLASSES

Grow Your Garden, Grow Your Mind

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LECTURES

Keep current on the hottest trends in horticulture

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DOCENT TOURS

Explore the Garden with an expert

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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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Mindfulness in the Garden: Open Your Senses to Summer

Taught by Deborah Wilk, LMFT and Jessica Volpentesta, LMHC. Stroll through the vibrant colors of the late summer garden while Deborah and Jessica guide you in Mindfulness Meditation while opening your senses with Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing). Restore mind, body and spirit as you let the stress and demands of daily life melt away and you experience the healing power of Nature. Instructors Deborah Wilk, LMFT and Jessica Volpentesta, LMHC are psychotherapists in private practice in Redmond and founders of...

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$25 – $35
Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Paper Itoh Peonies with Kate Alarcon

Join us and make an Itoh peony, a striking herbaceous peony whose subtle cream and pink petals sport dramatic dark red markings. You’ll learn techniques for creating a charming seed-pod center, adding a wash of color to your petals, stamen making, petal shaping, and basic crepe paper flower construction. You’ll also receive supplies so you can practice your new skills by making a second flower at home. Beginners warmly welcomed! $55 BBGS members. $65 non-members. REGISTER NOW

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$55 – $65
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Readings In the Garden with author Tim Clemen (Members Only)

Come and stroll the Garden and listen to stories written by Tim Clemen centered around three plants in the Garden. Tim is the author of The Plant-Life Chronicles of a Seattle Gardener and is an experienced landscaper that can answer lots of questions about Northwest gardening. This is a free class for BBGS Members only. You must sign in with your user name and password to verify your eligibility to register. REGISTER NOW   Not a member but still want...

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Free
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Great Grasses for your Garden with George Lasch

Ornamental grasses deliver a lot of bang for the buck! They introduce exciting textures to the garden, along with movement and even sound as they rustle in the breeze. We will talk about plant selection and care. Of course, George will have a list of the best ones and maybe a few less than inspired species. Slides and handouts will start the class followed by a walk and talk in the garden to appreciate how grasses are used in the...

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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Mindfulness in the Garden – Autumn

While we stroll slowly through the autumn garden, we will focus on awakening all of our senses and deepening our connection to nature, allowing ourselves to experience the combined healing power of nature and present awareness. Utilizing elements of Mindfulness meditation and Shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), we will focus on practices which create a sense of inner calm, spaciousness, and stillness. Instructor Deborah Wilk LMFT is a psychotherapist in private practice and co-founder of Mindful in the Wild. Instructor Jessica Hancock...

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$25 – $35
Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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