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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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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 Get Messy and Paint Flowers! (ONLINE CLASS)

Learn to make easy, beautiful flower bouquet paintings in acrylic paint using a negative painting technique.  Start by making a colorful “mess” on canvas, then “finding” the bouquet of flowers hidden within. Start by painting a variety of colors in random shapes and adding drips and splatters of color over the top.  Then, using a negative painting technique, create a beautiful bouquet in a vase.  You will paint two different variations of bouquets during this class. You will provide your...

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Designing the Compelling Photograph (WEBINAR)

Join instructor Ray Pfortner for this 3-part photography class focusing on exploring the principles of composition and a range of creative settings and camera handling. The class is aimed at all skill levels using any digital camera from phone to point-and-shoot to dSLR to mirrorless. Teens and tweens (12 and over) are welcome! Please note that this is a three-part class and once you register for the first one, you will automatically be registered for all three. Registration fee includes...

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$75 – $95

Pruning Shrubs III (ONLINE CLASS)

With Anna Moore of Plant Amnesty. This class will teach you how to prune Rhododendron, Hydrangea, Callicarpa (Beautyberry), Viburnum bodnantense, and Abelia. Included in this class are basic pruning techniques, common pruning mistakes, and corrective pruning. $5 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers.

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$5 – $15

Kokedama

You’ll learn to create and care for a striking and unique Japanese moss ball under the guidance of Poppy & Finch founder, Weina Dinata, a native plant advocate and botanical designer, seasoned in the art of making kokedama. The workshop includes all the materials for assembling your moss ball, a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy. You will be asked to choose between an indoor tropical plant or an outdoor...

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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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Mini-Habitat Living Centerpiece

Taught by with Weina Dinata from Poppy & Finch, a native plant advocate and botanical designer. With your family, learn how to create a one-of-a-kind mini-habitat centerpiece using PNW native plants in a repurposed lamp globe. We’ll cover basic planting and design composition techniques and then have fun decorating our centerpieces with rocks, moss, branches, and insect or bird decorations. You will walk away with either a woodland or a rock garden centerpiece and information about native plants! Best for...

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$45 – $55
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Mindfulness in the Garden: Awakening to Autumn

While we stroll slowly through the colorful almost-autumn Garden, we will focus on opening our senses and allowing ourselves to fully engage and awaken to the combined healing power of nature and present awareness. Utilizing elements of Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), we will cleanse our mind, body, and spirit, creating a feeling of inner spaciousness, and stillness. Psychotherapist Deborah Wilk LMFT and Naturopathic Physician Jessica Hancock ND are from Mindful in the Wild. $25 BBGS members/$35 non-members.

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$25 – $35
Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Botanical Drawing: Leaves, Cones, and Seed Pods

Learn how to draw small fall treasures: cones, seed pods and leaves using colored pencils. This workshop will focus on drawing from observation utilizing loose and experiential sketches as a start. Participants will learn colored pencil techniques of layering, blending and embossing. We will use a walnut ink-stained paper reminiscent of old manuscripts as a surface and create a small botanical drawing. All levels welcome. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbook and/or set of...

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$45 – $55
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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