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2020 Lecture Series

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is pleased to offer our annual lecture series. For other educational events at the Garden, please see the Garden Calendar or the Classes page.


Our webinars are recorded and all registrants will receive the recording the next business day.

Unless otherwise noted, BBGS webinars are $5 for members and $15 for non-members

In-Person Lectures

Advance tickets are available for all in-person BBGS lectures. Our lectures often sell out, so we strongly recommend buying your tickets in advance. Unless otherwise noted, BBGS lectures are $5 for members and $15 for non-members, and lectures begin at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:15pm).


BBGS members receive special pricing on all webinars, classes and lectures. Want to enjoy our educational events at reduced prices? Become a member now.


Grow the Heck Up! Embellish Your Garden with Vines (WEBINAR)

Laura Watson has been growing clematis for over 20 years, but her enthusiasm for clematis spills over into all climbing vines. With our shrinking gardens, it makes sense to make use of our vertical space. Laura will suggest vines for our climate along with tips for making them thrive. $5 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers

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$5 – $15

Great Garden Trees (WEBINAR)

Christina Pfeiffer is an ISA Certified Arborist. She will show beautiful photos of the best trees for the Pacific Northwest along with a calendar of tree care.    

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$5 – $15

Conversations with Eden – 2-Day Symposium (Webinar)

Heronswood and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are pleased to present our first joint symposium, Conversations with Eden. This event is a fundraiser for the two organizations. This two-day “Cocktails and Coffee” webinar will take place on Saturday afternoon, September 19 (cocktails) and Sunday morning, September 20 (coffee). You can watch this event from the comfort of your favorite easy chair! There will be a question and answer session after each lecture. Our powerhouse speakers include Jamaica Kincaid, author and...

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$60 – $75