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Peonies

Taught by Kit Haesloop. With their gorgeous, exquisite blooms, peonies are the crown jewels of the spring garden.  They are prized for their easy upkeep and long lives. Kit will provide an overview of peonies including important care to ensure maximum blooms and disease prevention. Learn how to have several months of blooms by overlapping peony types, and find out why your peonies stopped blooming or never bloomed. Kit will also demonstrate how to plant and divide them. $10.50 BBGS...

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$10.50 – $15

Multi-Media Birds and Flowers

Taught by Terry MacDonald. Let your creativity run wild!  Learn techniques using a variety of mixed media objects in a painting to create one-of-a-kind projects. Participants will learn about mediums and products used in mixed media, using stencils and unique painted papers. There will be a demonstration by the instructor and participants will work on two projects - one on cradled board and one on watercolor paper. All materials provided.  Students should wear clothing that they don’t mind getting paint...

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$87.50 – $125

Cultivating Color

Presented by Lorene Edwards Forkner. Color is one of nature’s most sophisticated tools to capture the attention of all living creatures. Color is powerful and delightful. Learn how to hone your perception, discover hidden hues, and cultivate an expansive view of the world around you. Lorene Edwards Forkner is an author and speaker whose work centers on exploring the wonders of the natural world. She writes a weekly gardening column for Pacific NW Magazine in The Seattle Times and is...

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$10.50 – $15

Forest Bathing in the Ravine

Taught by Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the teachers of our popular Mindfulness in the Garden series. Stroll across the suspension bridge and into the peace and sanctuary of the most pristine forested area of the Garden, while practicing Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing). Restore mind, body and spirit as you experience the healing power of Nature.  Psychotherapist Deborah Wilk LMFT and Naturopathic Physician Jessica Hancock ND are from Mindful...

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$31.50 – $45

Fall Leaves, Seedpods, and Gourds Botanical Drawing

Online Class Taught by Dorota Haber-Lehigh. Celebrate the beauty of the fall by creating a drawing of a fall leaf, seedpod branch or a small gourd. We will use colored pencils techniques and approach drawing and sketching from observation. The workshop will include a presentation of Dorota’s botanical drawings of leaves, seedpods and gourds, a demonstration of how to approach drawing from observation and various techniques and a time to draw together. You are welcome to work in a loose,...

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$35 – $50

No Fear Garden Design

Webinar Taught by Sue Goetz. A guide and creative approach to designing a garden. Don’t just settle for a simple landscape; plant a garden with texture, dimension, and longevity. Breathing new life into a garden can be daunting and rewarding - get started with practical ideas, advice, and shortcuts to design using photographs and insider tips from an award-winning garden designer. $10.50 BBGS member/non-members $15.

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$10.50 – $15

Fall Lichen Walk

Taught by Dr. Katherine Glew. Have you always wondered about what lichens are and why they are found on your trees, rhododendrons and azaleas? Lichens are harmless to your plants and add aesthetic value to your garden. Enjoy a walk around the Bellevue Botanical Garden while learning about common lichens found in an urban environment and what they can tell us about air quality and the make-up of plants and geology. You will leave with a fresh understanding about lichens...

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$24.50 – $35

Build Your Own Wreath

Taught by the BBGS Education Committee. Come and learn how to build a holiday wreath starting on a wire form, ending with a bow and natural greens and botanicals in between.  We will provide all that you need, but you can bring additional accents (cones, rose hips, holly, etc.) to customize. We will show you how to wrap the evergreens onto the frame, wire pinecones, create a bow and attach additional decorative materials. $35 BBGS members/$50 nonmembers. REGISTER FOR 9:30-11:30...

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