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HYBRID: Small Garden Love Affair

HYBRID (IN-PERSON AT BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN & ONLINE) 12001 Main St., Bellevue, WA

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...

$24.50 – $35
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DIY Wire Cloches (2 classes)

Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA

Taught by Alison Johnson with the Northwest Perennial Alliance. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make the wire cloches NPA uses in the Perennial Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden to keep rabbits from eating the plants. They make great plant supports too! Once you learn the wiring skills, you can make them any size and style that suits you, creating something worthy of a place in your garden. We will supply everything you need to make one...

BOTH CLASSES FULL

Perennials for Year-Round Color

VIRTUAL (WEBINAR)

Presented by Cleo Raulerson in partnership with Master Gardener Foundation of King County. You will learn about perennials that provide color for each month of the year. Cleo talks about her favorite “tried and true," “new or unusual," and “self-seeders or creepers” perennials. You will look at criteria to help define what type of garden you have, as well as how to set up a framework for the perennials and other plants you would like in your garden. Cleo will...

$10.50 – $15

Hydrangeas: A Gardeners Guide

VIRTUAL (WEBINAR)

Taught by Kit Haesloop. Hydrangeas are an excellent shrub for year-round interest with a long bloom season. Kit will describe the distinguishing characteristics between species and give you a colorful overview of the incredible choices available and their preferred growing conditions. Do you wonder why your hydrangeas don’t bloom or bloom poorly? Kit will describe best maintenance practices and detailed pruning techniques for beautiful blooms. $10.50 BBGS Member/ $15 Non-Member.  

$10.50 – $15

Forest Bathing in the Ravine

Garden Grounds 12001 Main Street, Bellevue

Taught by Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the teachers of our popular Mindfulness in the Garden series. Stroll across the suspension bridge and into the peace and sanctuary of the most pristine forested area of the Garden, while practicing Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing). Restore mind, body and spirit as you experience the healing power of Nature.  Psychotherapist Deborah Wilk LMFT and Naturopathic Physician Jessica Hancock ND are from Mindful...

CLASS FULL

The Cutting Garden

VIRTUAL (WEBINAR)

Taught by Sue Goetz. Become a garden florist and grow fresh flowers for fresh-cut bouquets, dried and pressed flowers, plus edible blooms for salads and garnish! Varieties for all seasons, from annuals, bulbs, and perennials to a few shrubs and trees in the mix. Garden design layout ideas, growing and harvesting tips too. $10.50 BBGS Member/ $15 Non-Member.

$10.50 – $15

HYBRID: Parks, Plants, and Perseverance

HYBRID

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...

$10.50 – $15

Lichen Walk at BBG

Garden Grounds 12001 Main Street, Bellevue

Taught by Dr. Katherine Glew. Looking for an activity for those shorter winter days? Always wondered about what lichens are and why they are found on your trees, Rhododendrons and Azaleas? Lichens are harmless to your plants and add aesthetic value to your garden. Learn about common lichens found in an urban environment and what they can tell us about air quality and the make-up of plants and geology. You will leave with a fresh understanding about lichens and a user-friendly...

CLASS FULL

Mason Bees

Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA

Join Dave Hunter, Owner and Founder of Crown Bees, in a lively discussion on one of our more popular native bees, the Mason Bee. Dave comes with a wealth of knowledge in working with researchers, the mason bee industry, and his peers around the world. In this class, expect to see live mason bees and learn exact steps for simple success with raising these gentle bees. The class is designed to be interactive for best learning! $10.50 BBGS Member/$15 Non-Member.

$10.50 – $15

Clematis: Queen of the Climbers

Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA

Taught by Laura Watson in partnership with the Master Gardeners of King County. Learn to bring the amazing beauty and variety of clematis to your garden—with ease. Laura Watson will tell you how.  Using great photos and a friendly speaking style, she will showcase the splendor of clematis and their amazing variety in color, shape, bloom time, and growth habit. Get details about the care of clematis, information about simplified pruning, and recommendations for easy clematis to try. You will...

$10.50 – $15