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Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

July 2020

Let’s Get Messy and Paint Flowers! (ONLINE CLASS)

Jul 11 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Learn to make easy, beautiful flower bouquet paintings in acrylic paint using a negative painting technique.  Start by making a colorful “mess” on canvas, then “finding” the bouquet of flowers hidden within. Start by painting a variety of colors in random shapes and adding drips and splatters of color over the top.  Then, using a negative painting technique, create a beautiful bouquet in a vase.  You will paint two different variations of bouquets during this class. You will provide your…

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

Jul 15 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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Designing the Compelling Photograph (WEBINAR)

Jul 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join instructor Ray Pfortner for this 3-part photography class focusing on exploring the principles of composition and a range of creative settings and camera handling. The class is aimed at all skill levels using any digital camera from phone to point-and-shoot to dSLR to mirrorless. Teens and tweens (12 and over) are welcome! Please note that this is a three-part class and once you register for the first one, you will automatically be registered for all three. Registration fee includes…

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Tour of Heronswood and Windcliff

Jul 23 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Heronswood Garden/Windcliff, 7530 NE 288th St.
Kingston, WA 98346
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Join Dan and BBGS hosts for a very special day in Kingston and Indianola on the Kitsap Peninsula. You will provide your own transportation to Heronswood (directions will be provided) where the tour will begin. Heronswood is the world-renowned garden founded by Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones and is known for its amazing inventory of rare and unusual trees, shrubs, vines, and perennials.   After lunch at Heronswood, which is included in your registration fee, we will visit Windcliff, the exotic,…

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Pruning Shrubs III (ONLINE CLASS)

Jul 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With Anna Moore of Plant Amnesty. This class will teach you how to prune Rhododendron, Hydrangea, Callicarpa (Beautyberry), Viburnum bodnantense, and Abelia. Included in this class are basic pruning techniques, common pruning mistakes, and corrective pruning. $5 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers.

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August 2020

BSA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP

Aug 8 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$12

This workshop will cover the requirements for the BSA Landscape Architecture badge. We will tour part of the botanical garden, do some plant identification, design a landscape for a local building, talk about careers in the field and meet with a landscape professional. The Scouts will have “homework” to do before the workshop. We do not provide the badge. Workshop size is limited. Each scout needs to have a supervising adult with a ratio of 1 adult per 4 scouts…

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

Aug 19 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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Kokedama

Aug 22 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$55 – $65

You’ll learn to create and care for a striking and unique Japanese moss ball under the guidance of Poppy & Finch founder, Weina Dinata, a native plant advocate and botanical designer, seasoned in the art of making kokedama. The workshop includes all the materials for assembling your moss ball, a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy. You will be asked to choose between an indoor tropical plant or an outdoor…

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Mini-Habitat Living Centerpiece

Aug 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$45 – $55

Taught by with Weina Dinata from Poppy & Finch, a native plant advocate and botanical designer. With your family, learn how to create a one-of-a-kind mini-habitat centerpiece using PNW native plants in a repurposed lamp globe. We’ll cover basic planting and design composition techniques and then have fun decorating our centerpieces with rocks, moss, branches, and insect or bird decorations. You will walk away with either a woodland or a rock garden centerpiece and information about native plants! Best for…

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September 2020

Mindfulness in the Garden: Awakening to Autumn

Sep 9 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gathering Place at BBG, 12001 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$25 – $35

While we stroll slowly through the colorful almost-autumn Garden, we will focus on opening our senses and allowing ourselves to fully engage and awaken to the combined healing power of nature and present awareness. Utilizing elements of Mindfulness Meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), we will cleanse our mind, body, and spirit, creating a feeling of inner spaciousness, and stillness. Psychotherapist Deborah Wilk LMFT and Naturopathic Physician Jessica Hancock ND are from Mindful in the Wild. $25 BBGS members/$35 non-members.

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Great Garden Trees

Sep 9 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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Conversations with Eden – 2-Day Symposium (Webinar)

Sep 19 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 20, 2020

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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October 2020

Botanical Drawing: Leaves, Cones, and Seed Pods

Oct 3 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$45 – $55

Learn how to draw small fall treasures: cones, seed pods and leaves using colored pencils. This workshop will focus on drawing from observation utilizing loose and experiential sketches as a start. Participants will learn colored pencil techniques of layering, blending and embossing. We will use a walnut ink-stained paper reminiscent of old manuscripts as a surface and create a small botanical drawing. All levels welcome. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbook and/or set of…

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Deer Resistant Drama

Oct 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$5 – $15

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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