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2023 Lectures

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is pleased to offer our popular lecture series. Please see below for upcoming lectures. Pre-registration for in-person lectures is strongly recommended.

For other educational programs at the Garden, please see the Garden Calendar or the Classes or Webinars page.

BBGS members receive a 30% discount on most webinars, classes and lectures. Want to enjoy our educational events at reduced prices? Become a member now.


HYBRID: Small Garden Love Affair

THIS IS A HYBRID EVENT: IN-PERSON OR WEBINAR Presented by Danilo Maffei, founding principal of Maffei Landscape Design, LLC in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Danilo’s philosophy is to gather experiences, not things. Objects alone do not make a garden better. Rather, it is an opportunity for people to meaningfully engage with the outdoors in all its ephemerality and to create seasonal transformations that truly elevate the garden from merely functional to truly sublime. In his lecture, Danilo will illustrate thoughtfully crafted...

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$24.50 – $35
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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HYBRID: Parks, Plants, and Perseverance

THIS IS A HYBRID EVENT: IN-PERSON OR WEBINAR Presented by Michael Shiosaki, Bellevue Parks and Community Services Director. Michael will share his story of a life-long love of gardening and how this passion has led to his career in park system planning, development, and management. He will also share his father’s story of service to our country as part of the World War II 442nd Regimental Combat Team Japanese American Army unit. $10.50 BBGS Members/$15 nonmembers.  Webinar recording will be...

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$10.50 – $15

HYBRID: What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health

THIS IS A HYBRID EVENT: IN-PERSON OR WEBINAR Presented by David Montgomery, UW professor, and Anne Bikle, biologist and environmental planner. David and Anne will describe how the roots of human health begin in the soil with how we grow crops and raise livestock. They will offer their books to sell and sign. Webinar recording will be available to all registrants for two weeks following the live presentation.                        ...

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$10.50 – $15