Paper Bearded Iris Workshop

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

IN-PERSON INSIDE Join Kate Alarcon and learn how to make a gloriously ruffled bearded iris! We’ll use the maximally stretchy 90 gram crepe paper to create sumptuous frills and body, applying soft pastels to capture the water-color effect of bearded iris petals. The instructor will even show you how to make that famous, velvety beard! This special three-hour class is open to beginners, but should prove especially interesting to crafters who are seeking to expand their crepe paper knowledge and...

$75 – $85

Basics of Fermentation: Kimchee

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

Fermented food products have gained popularity recently as a tasty new health craze, but fermented foods have been around for thousands of years. Many traditional cultures throughout the world have used fermentation as a way to preserve foods, add value to crops, and add variety and nutrition to their diets. In this class we’ll go over the basics of vegetable fermentation - what it is and how it works. We’ll also have fun making kimchee together. You’ll each go home...

$35 – $50

Intro to a summer garden pollinator: the Leafcutter Bee

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

Come join in on a discussion with Dave Hunter, Owner & Founder of Crown Bees, about a gentle summer pollinator, the Leafcutter Bee. Similar to mason bees, the summer leafcutter bees are hole-nesting, gentle pollinators that use tiny snips of leaves rather than mud in their nest building. In this conversational approach to learning, you’ll walk away with fresh understanding of why the bees show up in the summer, how to care for them, and precisely what to do for...

$10.50 – $15

Herbs: Easy to Grow, Easy to Use

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

It can be very satisfying to walk out your backdoor to snip fresh chives, parsley, or thyme for your morning omelet, or harvest some mint and chamomile for a soothing after dinner tea. Culinary and medicinal herbs are easy to grow in your backyard. In this class we will cover common garden herbs that are simple to grow almost anywhere—even in container gardens. We’ll also discuss some fun herbal products and how to incorporate them into your meals. In this...

$35 – $50

Children’s Workshop: Moths Among Us

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

In-Person Come and celebrate National Moth Week with us! We will have moth related activities, a craft project and a tour of the garden.  Recommended age: 3-7 years old. BBGS Members: $17.50. Each additional child is $10. Non-Members: $25. Each additional child is $10.

$17.50 – $25