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Appreciating the Autumn Garden

IN PERSON OUTSIDE Autumn in the Northwest can be an invigorating time of year, with the leaves changing on the maples, the smell of brown sugar from the Katsura trees, and the beautiful purple shades of barberry and viburnum. Join George Lasch for a walk and talk through the Bellevue Botanical Garden, where we'll revel in the glorious last blooms of summer and the more subtle beauties of fall. Come and learn what plants can add interest during this season...

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$24.50 – $35

Mindfulness in the Garden: Awakening to Autumn

IN-PERSON OUTSIDE Taught by Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. While we stroll slowly through the colorful 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 restore mind, body and spirit as we let the stress and demands of daily life melt away. $24.50/$35

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$24.50 – $35

Preparing Natural Materials for Holiday Décor

IN-PERSON INSIDE Taught by Barb Bruell. This class will explore how to prepare seasonal horticultural items to include in tabletop arrangements and wreath displays. Participants will learn how to preserve flower blooms, choose natural elements to enhance décor, and assemble a mix of elements into a cohesive design. BBGS member $24.50/Nonmember $35.

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$24.50 – $35

Symposium: Wild by Design

Heronswood and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are pleased to present our annual joint symposium. This year’s theme is Wild by Design. This event is a fundraiser for the two organizations.   This year's symposium will have the most illustrious list of speakers ever, and will be a full day of inspirational lectures! This event will take place as a Zoom webinar. Our speakers include:   Tom Coward, head gardener at Gravetye Manor, former home and garden of one of...

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$65 – $80

Forest Bathing in the Ravine with Mindful in the Wild

IN-PERSON OUTSIDE Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. Stroll across the Ravine 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. This class walking more than one mile, including up and down gentle inclines. $24.50/$35

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$24.50 – $35

Build Your Own Wreath

IN-PERSON INSIDE Come and learn how to create a holiday wreath from the ground up! We will provide the frame and you bring the evergreens, accents from your yard (cones, rose hips, holly, etc.), and any ribbon or other decorations you want. We will show you how to wrap the evergreens onto the frame and how to attach decorations. Feel free to bring extra plant materials to share with the group. $24.50/$35  

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Renovating the Aging Garden

ONLINE CLASS Taught by Bess Bronstein. An orderly garden over time can become a wild crowd of trees and shrubs, especially if it was over-planted initially or becomes overgrown when pruning has not been ongoing. However, all is not lost! Often removal or moving of plants can help, but pruning is essential when renovating an old garden. Keep in mind that it took time to create the chaos, and it will take time to renovate it properly. Pruning techniques for...

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$14 – $20