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Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

November 2021

Forest Bathing in the Ravine with Mindful in the Wild

Nov 6 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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CLASS FULL

IN-PERSON OUTSIDE Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Deborah Wilk and Jessica Hancock. Stroll across the Ravine 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. This class involves walking more than one mile, including up and down gentle inclines. $24.50/$35 Sorry, this class is full. To join the…

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December 2021

Build Your Own Wreath

Dec 4 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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CLASS FULL

IN-PERSON INSIDE Come and learn how to build a holiday wreath, starting on a wire form, ending with a bow, and natural greens and botanicals in between. We will provide all that you need, but you can bring additional accents (cones, rose hips, holly, etc.) to customize. We will show you how to wrap the evergreens onto the frame, wire pinecones, create a bow, and attach additional decorative materials. This class will be taught in the spacious Aaron Education Center.…

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Renovating the Aging Garden

Dec 9 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$14 – $20

ONLINE CLASS Taught by Bess Bronstein. An orderly garden over time can become a wild crowd of trees and shrubs, especially if it was over-planted initially or becomes overgrown when pruning has not been ongoing. However, all is not lost! Often removal or moving of plants can help, but pruning is essential when renovating an old garden. Keep in mind that it took time to create the chaos, and it will take time to renovate it properly. Pruning techniques for…

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January 2022

Evergreen Botanicals in Winter (Art Class)

January 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$31.50 – $45

ONLINE CLASS Taught by Dorota Haber-Lehigh. Celebrate the beauty of the Pacific Northwest by creating a drawing of a winter evergreen branch. The native and non-native evergreens shine this time of the year and are perfect botanical subjects to draw. The workshop will include a presentation of Dorota’s botanical drawings of various evergreens, a demonstration of how to approach drawing from observation, and a time to draw together. Dorota will share tips on how to approach drawing branches, needles and…

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Houseplants 101

January 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10.50 – $15

WEBINAR Glasswings plant director, Tassy de Give, will discuss how to choose the right plant for your indoor environment and troubleshoot potential plant problems. Whether you are a first-time plant owner, or are looking to expand your knowledge of your existing collection, this Virtual Houseplants 101 class will give you the know-how for improving the life of your indoor plants. Environmental factors, plant identification, and general care techniques will be discussed. $10.50/$15.

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February 2022

DIY Wire Cloches

February 5, 2022 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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$31.50 – $45

IN PERSON CLASS Taught by Alison Johnson. In this in-person, 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 that suits you. Keep them simple, or twist, bend, and curl to create something worthy of a place in your garden. We will supply…

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Wonderful World of Trilliums

February 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10.50 – $15

WEBINAR In this informative webinar, Susie Egan from Cottage Lake Gardens will lead you through The Wonderful World of Trilliums! Learn about the history, botany, cultivation, and propagation of trilliums, including photos of many of the most popular trillium species that are easily grown in northwest gardens. $10.50/$15.

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March 2022

Forest Bathing in the Ravine

March 5, 2022 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Garden Grounds, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, 98005 United States
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$28 – $40

Take a Winter Walk on the Wild Side with Deborah Wilk and  Jessica Hancock. 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 in the Wild. Please note: this class involves approximately one mile…

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Houseplants 201

March 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10.50 – $15

WEBINAR In this online workshop, Glasswings plant director, Tassy de Give, will discuss common plant pests, bacteria, fungi, and a host of other problems that can affect the health of indoor plants. In addition to plant pathology, the three key elements of light, water, and soil will be addressed. Participants will be guided on how to create an ideal environment to set plants up for success. $10.50/$15.

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Spring Watercolor

March 26, 2022 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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$35 – $50

IN PERSON CLASS Taught by Molly Hashimoto. Use pen and watercolor to create quick sketches and lushly tinted images of spring flowering plants. We'll do sketches as well as more complete watercolors, created in stages. All materials provided. $50/$35.

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