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DIY Wire Cloches

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

IN PERSON INSIDE 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...

CLASS FULL

Is It a Zoo or Is It a Garden? Tales of Zoological Horticulture

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

WEBINAR Presented by Bryon Jones. If you thought bunnies, deer, and squirrels were a challenge in your garden, be ready to laugh at some stories of how gardening with primates, wolves, and other animals takes it to a whole new level! Bryon Jones is a horticulturist, arborist, and landscape designer at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma. His passion for how plants interconnect with people, animals, and almost everything in life becomes apparent if you participate in one...

$10.50 – $15

NPA Promise of Spring Lecture

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

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled Join NPA for an in-person social event to help chase away the winter doldrums and enjoy the 'Promise of Spring' to come. We will serve light refreshments and offer a selection of lovely plants to buy! Brian Coleman's lecture presentation features selections from his gorgeous new book Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest. Many of the gardens featured in his book are owned by NPA members! The photographs are stunning, and...

POSTPONED

Build Your Own Wreath (12:30-2:30pm)

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

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....

CLASS FULL

Build Your Own Wreath (10am-12pm)

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

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....

CLASS FULL

Safer Cleaning

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

This class is indoors at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Learn how to shop for safer cleaning products and how to make your own safer cleaners with common household items. FREE.  To register, email recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call Sam Wilder at 206-949-1787. Class registration is first come, first served. MORE INFO

Free

Washington Native Plant Society Lecture: Native Plants to Enjoy All Year

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

Whether you’re hiking, gardening, or looking out the window of the bus, Washington’s native plants provide a palette of joy twelve months of the year. This talk with Sarah Gage will cover twelve plants (at least!) to watch for: spring beauties, summer wildflowers, fall foliage, and winter berries. We’ll take a run through the seasons, calling out favorites and learning their secrets. FREE. Registration not required. This presentation will be presented on Zoom. Please visit their website for more information.

Free

Super Sorter

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

This class is indoors at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Learn where common items belong: recycle, compost or garbage. Find out how to handle unusual items and how to properly dispose of potentially hazardous items. FREE.  To register, email recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call Sam Wilder at 206-949-1787. Class registration is first come, first served. MORE INFO

Free

CLASS CANCELED: Preparing Natural Materials for Holiday Décor

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

Taught by Barb Bruell. This class will explore how to prepare seasonal horticultural items to include in tabletop arrangements and wreath displays. Participants will learn how to preserve flower blooms, choose natural elements to enhance décor, and assemble a mix of elements into a cohesive design. BBGS member $24.50/Nonmember $35. THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED.

CANCELED