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Build Your Own Wreath

Two classes: One from 9:30-11:30am, and another from 12:30-2:30pm. 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...

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BOTH CLASSES FULL

HYBRID LECTURE: Rhododendron Introductions in the Second Golden Age of Plant Hunting

THIS IS A HYBRID LECTURE AND WILL BE PRESENTED IN-PERSON AND ONLINE Presented by Steve Hootman, executive director and curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way. Steve will show most of the interesting new species that have been introduced over the past forty years and discuss their use in the garden, cultivation tips, and more. Many will be shown growing in their native habitats.  $10.50 BBGS Members/$15 nonmembers. Steve Hootman is the executive director and curator of the...

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$10.50 – $15

Sensibility: A Garden for the Senses

Presented by Sue Goetz. Make music with your garden through the rustle of ornamental grasses, the hum of bees, and the trill of birdsong. Sue will show you how to grow gardens that delight all the senses - sound, sight, touch, taste, and smell. She will share garden plans and design tips for planting and placement of fragrant, textural, and flavorful plants to create sensory gardens. $10.50 BBGS Members/$15 nonmembers.

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$10.50 – $15

WEBINAR: The Wonder of Wildside

Webinar presented by Jon Evans. Wildside, the garden of pioneering plantsman Keith Wiley, is the most exciting and innovative garden in Britain today. Jon first visited Wildside in 2013 and has visited the garden every time it has been open to the public since then. He has documented the entire garden throughout the years with a focus on the change in seasons. Watch in awe as Jon takes us on a photographic tour of this amazing and inspiring garden. He...

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$10.50 – $15

Floral Still Life: Beginning Acrylic Painting

Taught by Terry MacDonald. In this class you will receive an overview of acrylic painting from materials to techniques. As you learn about brushes, surfaces, and paints, you will explore the principles of value, shape, color, and shadows with a simple pear painting. Next you will incorporate these lessons into a floral still life as you learn about composition and color theory. Everything will be provided; you only need to bring a desire to learn and have fun! $87.50 BBGS...

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$87.50 – $125

DIY Wire Cloches (2 classes)

Taught by Alison Johnson with the Northwest Perennial Alliance. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make the wire cloches NPA uses in the Perennial Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden to keep rabbits from eating the plants. They make great plant supports too! Once you learn the wiring skills, you can make them any size and style that suits you, creating something worthy of a place in your garden. We will supply everything you need to make one...

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$24.50 – $35

Perennials for Year-Round Color

Taught by Cleo Raulerson in partnership with Master Gardeners of King County. In this webinar you will learn about perennials that provide color for each month of the year. Cleo talks about her favorite “tried and true," “new or unusual," and “self-seeders or creepers” perennials. You will look at criteria to help define what type of garden you have, as well as how to set up a framework for the perennials and other plants you would like in your garden....

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$10.50 – $15