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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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The Smartphone Gardener: LECTURE ONLY

Presented by David E. Perry. These days, the cameras within iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices are miniature wonders, nearly always within our reach and capable of making magical photographs that can be enhanced and immediately shared through email and text messages, or posted to one’s social networks. LECTURE: Spend ninety minutes with author/photographer, David E. Perry, as he demonstrates the amazing potential these smartphone cameras offer and helps you master their wonders while sidestepping some of their inherent pitfalls....

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$10 – $15
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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The Smartphone Gardener: LECTURE & WORKSHOP

Taught by David E. Perry. These days, the cameras within iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices are miniature wonders, nearly always within our reach and capable of making magical photographs that can be enhanced and immediately shared through email and text messages, or posted to one’s social networks. LECTURE (10-11:30am): Spend ninety minutes with author/photographer, David E. Perry, as he demonstrates the amazing potential these smartphone cameras offer and helps you master their wonders while sidestepping some of their inherent...

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Workshop FULL, Lecture has spots available
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Summer Dry Gardening in the Pacific NW

Today’s gardens need to do multiple jobs: conserve water, create wildlife habitat, and be beautiful and inviting spaces.  However, water is a precious resource that is becoming more and more expensive, and longer and drier summers are requiring a gardening paradigm shift. Common challenges for these new types of gardens include plant selection, siting, and installation methods.  This class will cover an introduction to our Pacific Northwest climate, summer dry gardening history and inspiration, suitable plant choices, planting techniques, and...

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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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How to Prune and Renovate the Overgrown Garden

Taught by Shawna Van Nimwegen with PlantAmnesty. We've all seen landscapes that are overrun and seem like they can’t be tamed. You will learn about the different types of cuts that you should (and shouldn’t) make, including topping and shearing, as well as instruction on how to undo past horrors. With this class you can earn credit toward your Master Pruner Certificate and/or Master Gardener or WSNLA CEUs. $25 BBGS & PlantAmnesty members/$35 non-members REGISTER NOW

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$25 – $35
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Ethnobotanical Sketchbook

Taught by Dorota Haber-Lehigh. Explore creative and meditative ways to draw and learn about native forest plants. Connect with nature through careful observation and study of native plants and through keeping an ethnobotanical sketchbook. We will begin with loose and meditative sketching exercises, then practice creating a personal sketchbook page combining sketches, ethnobotanical information, and reflections. The class will include a short presentation on a few native plants and their historical usage as well as ecological significance. $45 BBGS members/$55...

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$45 – $55
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Kids in the Garden – Summer 2019, Session #1

Is your 3-5 year-old child interested in things that grow, fly or crawl? Designed especially for preschoolers, our 4-week program will teach kids about the many parts of a garden, from birds to bugs and lots in between. Classes are taught by an experienced preschool science teacher. The curriculum is based on “Growing Wild” and is part of “Project Learning Tree,” a nationally recognized science program. Each week covers a different topic. At each class we will read a story, do an...

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$75 – $100
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Introduction to Chinese Tea

An introduction to Chinese tea, including climate and nature of tea plantations, roasting techniques, regional cultures, and tea-related etiquette and manners. $20, member or non-member REGISTER NOW

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$20
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Kids in the Garden – Summer 2019, Session #2

Is your 3-5 year-old child interested in things that grow, fly or crawl? Designed especially for preschoolers, our 4-week program will teach kids about the many parts of a garden, from birds to bugs and lots in between. Classes are taught by an experienced preschool science teacher. The curriculum is based on “Growing Wild” and is part of “Project Learning Tree,” a nationally recognized science program. Each week covers a different topic. At each class we will read a story,...

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$75 – $100
Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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