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Pilates for Gardeners

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

IN-PERSON Taught by Jo Anne Iaciofano. Grab your mat, kick off your shoes, and join this Pilates inspired class to improve body movement, core strength, and muscle control. This beginner’s friendly class, using mind-body connection and breath, will take you through a series of exercises with an emphasis on technique and fluidity. We will focus on those areas most stressed during gardening by using your core to power the muscles increasing your energy and endurance. All levels are welcome. Wear...

$17.50 – $25

Functional Planting: Creating Adaptive Plant Systems

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

IN-PERSON OR WEBINAR Thomas Rainer will present a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture—designed plantings that function more like natural systems. Join us either in-person or online to learn how to create more functional adaptive plantings. Thomas Rainer is one of the three principal judges for the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival as well as a leading voice in ecological landscape design. His landscape designs include the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and The New York Botanical...

Create a Seasonal Container (NPA Class)

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

Presented by the NW Perennial Alliance. This workshop includes tips on how to create thriving and attractive outdoor containers with year-round interest. Attendees then choose 5 plants and made a seasonal container to bring home! Workshop fee includes: Slideshow with tips on how to make containers Hands-on instructions (5) Seasonal Perennial Plants (4 inch to 1 gal sizes) Large Fiber Pot (12-14" diameter x 12" tall) Potting Soil (peat-free, with instructions on how to make your own) Workshop taught by...

$50 – $60

Landscaping with Native Plants

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

Presented by Julie O’Donald and sponsored by Washington Native Plant Society Central Puget Sound Chapter. Break out of the winter doldrums for a visit to the beauty of summer landscapes that attract birds and pollinators. Learn the fine points of creating a beautiful garden by integrating native plants into garden landscapes. Join us as we gain tips on choosing native plants that will give your landscape a sense of place and ease of maintenance.  Julie O'Donald is a Community Wildlife...

Free

Educator Workshop: Hands-on Nature Activities for Early Learners-CANCELLED

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

In-person Are you looking for ways to engage early learners (pre-school-2nd grade) with nature? This workshop will introduce you to two valuable guides: Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood and Project WILD’s Growing Up WILD. These activity guides use best practices in early childhood education to help young children explore their natural world. The guides contain 38 nature-based themes and over 100 activities complete with background information, outdoor activities, ideas for healthy snacks, math, art, songs, literature, and...

CANCELLED

Pilates for Gardeners

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

IN-PERSON Taught by Jo Anne Iaciofano. Grab your mat, kick off your shoes, and join this Pilates inspired class to improve body movement, core strength, and muscle control. This beginner’s friendly class, using mind-body connection and breath, will take you through a series of exercises with an emphasis on technique and fluidity. We will focus on those areas most stressed during gardening by using your core to power the muscles increasing your energy and endurance. All levels are welcome. Wear...

$17.50 – $25

Northwest Perennial Alliance New Year Lecture

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

Gardening with Native Plants in the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden Join Del Brummet head gardener of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden for a look at how the garden uses West Coast native plants throughout its diverse collection of plants. Del will use his experiences gardening at the Miller Botanical Garden and in his home garden to give insight into growing native plants in the PNW. Del’s presentation will be available live on Zoom and will be recorded. This event will...

Varied Cost

Tree Canopy Code Amendments Public Info Session

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

IN PERSON Learn more about how Bellevue is working to update and improve tree regulations. The City of Bellevue is holding a public information session to share updates and gather community perspectives on its work to update tree regulations to better support tree preservation, retention, replacement and protection during construction. Participants will get the chance to see early versions of proposed changes and provide input. Potential changes could include regulations for removing trees on private property, protections for trees on...

Free

Children’s Craft Workshop: Winter Stars

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

Participants will create stars out of natural materials that often are emphasized in the winter months. From berries to vines, you will be creating several different kinds of stars to create a garland or to hang as an ornament! All materials will be provided to complete this craft. This is an adult/child class, so an adult needs to also attend the workshop. Adults are free. Suitable for children in grades K and above. Registration is by individual child. $17.50 BBGS...

Event Series Build Your Own Holiday Wreath

Build Your Own Holiday Wreath

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

Taught by the BBGS Education Committee. 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. $35 BBGS member/$50 non-member. Two classes: 9:30-11:30am...