Lectures

We bring speakers to the Garden from all over the world to teach, entertain and enrich

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.

Advance tickets are available for all BBGS lectures. Skip the line and buy your tickets ahead of time! 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).

The American Horticultural Society is a generous sponsor of our 2019 Lecture Series.

 

 

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

MEMBERS, PLEASE NOTE: When registering for classes and lectures, you must sign in with your user name and password to receive your member discount. Don’t have a user name and password yet? You can sign up here.

SPECIAL LECTURE: The Queen’s Gardener

What's it like to garden for the Queen? We are delighted to welcome John Anderson, the Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Castle and Savill Garden in England. He is going to create a special lecture for us that focuses on working for the royal family, but also on his experience gardening with plant groups that are popular in the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to co-sponsor this event with Heronswood Garden. $15 BBGS & Heronswood Garden members; $25 nonmembers   Sorry,...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Plants are back in Landscape Architecture: The Increasing Diversity of Plants in Public and Private Projects

Presented by Richard Hartlage. Richard is the founding principal and owner of Land Morphology, a landscape architecture firm working on residential, commercial, public, and botanic garden projects throughout the world. His award-winning, innovative designs are renowned as emotive, immersive spaces that incorporate sophisticated horticulture, artful detailing, and historical knowledge that heighten the human experience of the natural world. He has given over 450 lectures worldwide, teaches planting design in the University of Washington’s School of Built Environments, and has contributed...

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Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Ten Questions to Ask About Your Garden’s Design

Presented by Steve Aitken. Steve is the Editor of Fine Gardening magazine, a magazine devoted to making readers better gardeners. Steve spends much of his time talking with and visiting horticulturalists and avid gardeners around the country. The knowledge he gains from these activities not only helps the magazine, but also provides solutions to everyday challenges he faces in his own garden. He has written articles for Fine Gardening on topics ranging from drip irrigation to building twig structures and was...

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Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration from Chanticleer

Presented by Dan Benarcik, Horticulturist at Chanticleer and co-author of The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer. Dan has been involved with plants all his life with his mother, a florist, and his father, owner of a DYI home improvement store. He graduated with a B.S. in Plant Science from the University of Delaware, then ultimately made his home at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA, one of the finest botanical gardens in the U.S. Unlike...

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Aaron Education Center, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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SPECIAL LECTURE: Thinking Beyond Plants

Rosemary Alexander, principal, owner, and founder of The English Gardening School, and one of the UK’s most influential garden designers and writers, will speak at the Bellevue Botanical Garden! She has judged at the Chicago, San Francisco, and Northwest Flower and Garden shows and at the world-renowned Chelsea Flower Show. The third updated edition of her book, The Essential Garden Design Workbook, was recently published by Timber Press and was awarded one of eight Silver Awards by the Garden Writers...

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Spring Starts in October

Professional gardener and writer, Daniel Mount, will share the ins and outs of bulb selection, planting, and maintenance. From the classics like tulips and daffodils to the oddities like fritillarias, brodiaeas, and corydalis, you will learn to have the ephemeral beauty of these gems in your garden. In addition to designing and maintaining gardens in the Pacific Northwest, he was invited to Cologne, Germany, where he worked on urban rooftop and courtyard gardens as well as rural estates. He was...

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