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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.


Advance tickets are available for all 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 classes and lectures. Want to enjoy our classes and lectures at reduced prices? Become a member now.


Oh, La La! An Evening with Ciscoe (WEBINAR)

With heart and humor, Ciscoe will regale us with a few of the gardening stories in his new book, Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom. Hear about the gardens he has tended, the wildlife he has encountered—deer, moles, rats, birds—lessons learned, and more. Each story will make you smile, but will also contain a nugget of gardening wisdom or a practical helpful tip that you can use in your own garden. $5 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers. Read the...

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$5 – $15

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

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, Conversing with Eden. 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. The all-female cast of speakers includes Jamaica Kincaid, author and Harvard University professor; Kathryn Aalto, garden designer...

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$60 – $75

Deer Resistant Drama

Karen Chapman, an award-winning author, teaches container and landscape design in workshops and seminars across the country, as well as offering a range of online learning opportunities. She also leads gardening tours to England, where she was born and raised. Karen has co-authored two books: Fine Foliage and Gardening with Foliage First. Her most recent book is Deer Resistant Design: Gardens that Thrive Despite the Deer. Learn how to create beautiful fence-free gardens that thrive despite the deer. Karen’s recently...

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$5 – $15
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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