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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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Upcoming Classes

Natural Holiday Wreath Decorating

Come and decorate a beautiful holiday wreath with natural decorations! Jodi Burkland from Molbak’s will provide you with a fresh evergreen wreath to decorate using ribbon and other natural decorations. You are welcome to bring dried or fresh items (like cones, holly, berries, rosehips) to add to your wreath.  In addition to wreath decorating, Jodi will talk about how to update your porch and planters for the holidays to create a festive spirit! Max. 24 participants.  Member $60/Nonmember $70. REGISTER...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Winter Watercolor

Taught by Molly Hashimoto. Come and learn how to celebrate the late winter season through art! We'll create watercolor sketches of individual botanical specimens, as well as paint a landscape. All supplies are provided, including artist quality watercolor paper. Participants are encouraged to bring extra paper. Molly Hashimoto is the author of Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette, as well as an illustrator whose work has been published by Pomegranate Communications for over 25 years. As...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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The Hidden Half of Your Garden – A New Way to Think About Soil

Come and learn about how the smallest creatures on Earth are upending practices in gardening, agriculture and medicine. We will talk about human and plant microbiomes and the role of living soil in keeping gardens, farms, and even our bodies humming along like they should. The instructors are David Montgomery and Anne Biklé; authors of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health. $25 member/$35 non-member. REGISTER NOW

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Mindfulness in the Garden: Nourishing Peace Within

Taught by Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. Stroll through the solitude and sanctuary of the winter 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. Instructor Deborah Wilk LMFT is a psychotherapist in private practice and a founder of Mindful in the Wild. Jessica Hancock,...

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Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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