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Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

April 2020

The Pleasure Garden – CANCELED

Apr 15 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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CANCELED

Jeffrey Bale is an Oregon native residing in the beautiful city of Portland, After graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, he worked in an office for 20 minutes before running out the door and beginning a career designing and building gardens on his own. It was an early trip to Spain and Portugal that introduced him to the art of mosaic. On returning home, he taught himself how to build his own pebble and…

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Earth Day Garden Walk for those with memory loss – CANCELED

Apr 22 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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Free

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. The North Bellevue Community Center, working in partnership with Momentia Eastside, welcomes you to join us at the Bellevue Botanical Garden for an Earth Day walk for those with memory loss.  This is a docent-led garden walk followed by art activities, led by an experienced instructor, to celebrate nature and its beauty. People with all levels of mobility and cognition are welcome. This program receives funding from the King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services…

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An Inside Look at Ukraine’s Natural World and Environmental Challenges – CANCELLED

Apr 30 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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CANCELLED

Come and enjoy a rare opportunity to learn about Ukraine’s natural world, its botanical gardens and national parks, and its environmental challenges! We will have several botanist-educators from leading Ukrainian botanical gardens and a its largest national park. They’ll share photographs and descriptions of their country’s natural beauty and environmental struggles, and the crucial role of its botanical gardens and national parks. There will also be a chance to hear about the ongoing environmental education exchange program that brought the…

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May 2020

Basic Plant Propagation – CANCELED

May 7 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$25 – $35

This class has been canceled. Do you want to reproduce the plants in your garden?  Come and learn about plant propagation. Topics to be covered include taking cuttings from shrubs and trees, dividing perennials, propagating plants from layered cuttings and tips for starting seeds. You will practice taking cuttings and make your very own Forsyth pot to take your cuttings home. $25 BBGS & MGFKC members/$35 non-members.  

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Mindfulness in the Garden: Awakening to Spring – CANCELED

May 8 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

This class has been canceled. While we stroll slowly through the vibrant Spring 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…

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Mother’s Day at the Bellevue Botanical Garden – CANCELED

May 10 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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Free

This event has been canceled. Please join us for Mother’s Day at the Bellevue Botanical Garden Sunday, May 10, 2020 11am to 3pm Music | Plein Air Artists | Flowers for Mom | Docent Tours | & More Celebrate this special day with your favorite Mom by bringing her to the beautiful Bellevue Botanical Garden!

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Kids in the Garden – Spring 2020 – CANCELED

May 19 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Varied cost

Both Spring Sessions Have Been Canceled   Is your 3-5 year-old child interested in things that grow, fly or crawl? Designed especially for preschoolers, our 4-week program will teach kids about nature in the garden, from bulbs to bats and lots in between. Session 2: May 19th-June 9th Topics: Super Soils, Surprising Seeds, Beneficial Bees, and Beautiful Birds. Class meets on Tuesdays, 10-11:30am.  COST:  BBGS MEMBERS; $75 per child; $50 additional child. NON-MEMBERS: $100 per child; $75 additional child.  

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Contained Exuberance: The Art of Gardening in Pots – CANCELED

May 20 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

This event has been canceled Bob Hyland owns Hyland Garden Design based in Portland, Oregon and a retail  garden shop, Contained Exuberance, where he sells pottery, fountains, benches, and hanging planters. He also offers residential garden design, coaching, and “container planting and wizardry.” Bob designs gardens that are “plant-driven,” exuberant, and sustainable, and he believes “Gardens should delight and excite you year-round.” Previously, he owned a regionally acclaimed nursery in New York’s Hudson Valley. He has also worked at Longwood…

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Kids in the Garden – Spring 2020 – CANCELED

May 26 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Varied cost

Both Spring Sessions Have Been Canceled   Is your 3-5 year-old child interested in things that grow, fly or crawl? Designed especially for preschoolers, our 4-week program will teach kids about nature in the garden, from bulbs to bats and lots in between. Session 2: May 19th-June 9th Topics: Super Soils, Surprising Seeds, Beneficial Bees, and Beautiful Birds. Class meets on Tuesdays, 10-11:30am.  COST:  BBGS MEMBERS; $75 per child; $50 additional child. NON-MEMBERS: $100 per child; $75 additional child.  

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June 2020

Kids in the Garden – Spring 2020 – CANCELED

Jun 2 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Varied cost

Both Spring Sessions Have Been Canceled   Is your 3-5 year-old child interested in things that grow, fly or crawl? Designed especially for preschoolers, our 4-week program will teach kids about nature in the garden, from bulbs to bats and lots in between. Session 2: May 19th-June 9th Topics: Super Soils, Surprising Seeds, Beneficial Bees, and Beautiful Birds. Class meets on Tuesdays, 10-11:30am.  COST:  BBGS MEMBERS; $75 per child; $50 additional child. NON-MEMBERS: $100 per child; $75 additional child.  

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Kids in the Garden – Spring 2020 – CANCELED

Jun 9 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 9, 2020

Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Varied cost

Both Spring Sessions Have Been Canceled   Is your 3-5 year-old child interested in things that grow, fly or crawl? Designed especially for preschoolers, our 4-week program will teach kids about nature in the garden, from bulbs to bats and lots in between. Session 2: May 19th-June 9th Topics: Super Soils, Surprising Seeds, Beneficial Bees, and Beautiful Birds. Class meets on Tuesdays, 10-11:30am.  COST:  BBGS MEMBERS; $75 per child; $50 additional child. NON-MEMBERS: $100 per child; $75 additional child.  

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In the Garden of One’s Imagination: A Photographer’s Journey (talk only)

Jun 20 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$10 – $15

A garden visit can be principally about seeing and spending time with the plants themselves, but it can also be about the magical doorways those plants create between our imaginations and the worlds they are planted in. Photographer and storyteller, David Perry is a careful listener, an attuned seer and an insightful garden interpreter.  Spend an inspirational hour with David as he shares many of his very personal images (visual poems) and offers insights about how to treat a garden…

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In the Garden of One’s Imagination: A Photographer’s Journey (talk & workshop)

Jun 20 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$65 – $85

Talk (10-11:30am): A garden visit can be principally about seeing and spending time with the plants themselves, but it can also be about the magical doorways those plants create between our imaginations and the worlds they are planted in. Photographer and storyteller, David Perry is a careful listener, an attuned seer and an insightful garden interpreter.  Spend an inspirational hour with David as he shares many of his very personal images (visual poems) and offers insights about how to treat…

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Botanical Drawing: Butterflies and Botanicals

Jun 21 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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EVENT FULL

Join artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh and learn about butterflies, their wonderful symmetry, and how to capture them without a net! Create a beautiful portrait of a butterfly using colored pencils on walnut ink stained paper. Explore realistic style using colored pencils and other supporting media. We will begin with loose sketching from observation, explore various techniques using colored pencils (embossing, blending, layering), experiment with creating textures, and discuss how to approach a composition. By the end of the workshop students will…

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Botanical Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Jun 27 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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$75 – $85

Create two projects and learn the basics to get started painting with acrylics. Learn about the paints, brushes, surfaces, how to load a brush with paint, basic strokes and more. Students will create a small pear project and a larger botanical painting. The instructor will provide all materials for this class. Terry MacDonald is a local artist who strives to imbue her works with joy! She is a regular at NW art fairs and shows her work through galleries and…

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July 2020

Botanical Themed Multi-Media Art

Jul 11 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$90 – $100

Let your creativity run wild! Learn techniques to use a wide variety of mixed media objects in a botanical painting to create one-of-a-kind projects. You will learn about various mediums and acrylic products that can be utilized in mixed media, as well as how to use stencils in your work. The instructor will provide demos of techniques to affix papers and other objects. Participants will work on two class projects including a beautiful botanical painting. You can also work on…

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An Evening with Ciscoe

Jul 15 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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EVENT FULL

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. Includes complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, and…

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Designing the Compelling Photograph

Jul 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$75 – $95

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 Garden will be our studio, our canvas, our focus. The class is aimed at all skill levels using any digital camera from phone to point-and-shoot to dSLR to mirrorless. 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…

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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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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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Chinese Green Tea

Aug 9 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$25

Come and learn all about green tea! We will talk about where and when the tea plant is grown in Southern China; local season sensibility and timing for harvest; manufacturing techniques; Green tea’s usage as a food; the tea gathering setting, and the medicinal value of Green tea. In the second half of the class, each student will have the opportunity to practice making a pot of tea. This will include learning about measuring, temperature control, and using leaves sustainably…

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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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October 2020

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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