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Our webinars and online classes are presented on the Zoom platform

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is pleased to offer the webinars listed below. Pre-registration is required for all webinars.

MEMBERS: You must sign in to your online account prior to purchasing an education event to receive your 30% member discount. If you do not already have an online account, please watch the video at right for step-by-step instructions on how to set up your account and register for an event at the member price. If you prefer to download a written instruction sheet, CLICK HERE.

When registering for a webinar, please keep the following in mind:
  • Webinar registration closes 90 minutes before the start of all webinars, so make sure to register prior to this.
  • All webinars take place on the Zoom platform. Prior to the webinar, we recommend downloading either the Zoom app for iOS or Android, or the Zoom Desktop Client for PC or Mac.
  • Once our staff uploads your registration to Zoom, you will receive a separate email from Zoom with join information for the webinar. These links begin going out approximately three weeks before the event. If the webinar is taking place in 24 hours or less, you will receive a join link the day of the webinar.
  • If you have not received a join link 24 hours before the start of the webinar, inform us immediately by emailing us.
  • Unless otherwise specified, we record all webinars and all registrants will receive the recording within one business day. Once the recording is sent, you will have 14 days to watch. After that time, the recording will expire.
  • If you cannot find the Zoom link or the recording in your email inbox, check your spam or junk folder.
  • For further information about our webinar policies, please see our Adult Education Policies page.

Peonies, Lilacs and Iris, Oh My!

WEBINAR Taught by Patrick and Margaret Spence, owners of Cascadia Iris Gardens. Join us for an educational overview of three favorites at Cascadia Iris Gardens: lilacs, peonies and iris. Lilacs are fragrant and easy to grow, while peonies are long lived and gorgeous, and irises are diverse and glorious. Cascadia Iris Gardens features the genus Iris, but also has an extensive collection of peonies and lilacs. $10.50 BBGS Member/$15 Non-Member.

$10.50 – $15
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Fuchsia Care and Growing Hardy Fuchsias

Webinar Taught by Caroline Zebroski. This class will cover the creation, growing, and care of the hardy and non-hardy fuchsias at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. You will also learn about growing fuchsias from cuttings, pinching, pest control, preparing potted fuchsias for winter storage and waking up your fuchsias to become beautiful flowers that the hummingbirds enjoy as well as yourself. Caroline has been a member of the Eastside Fuchsia Society for over thirty years. The Eastside Fuchsia Society is one...

$10.50 – $15
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Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love

WEBINAR ONLY With over three decades of experience, eight books, and numerous high-profile lectures, Julie Moir Messervy is an innovative leader in landscape and garden design, theory, and practice. Julie’s most recent book, Landscaping Ideas That Work, is her most practical book yet. Her first book, Contemplative Gardens, was named “One of the ten best garden books of the year” by The New York Times. Another of her books, Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love, won the Garden Writers Association...

$10.50 – $15
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Garden Hospitality: Inviting Wildlife to your Yard

Webinar Taught by Penny Bolton in partnership with the Master Gardeners of King County. Did you know your yard could be a home for up to 50 species of birds, plus numerous other bugs and mammals? It’s a zoo out there once you pay attention. We will listen to bird songs and talk about how we can invite them into our yards safely. We will also cover common mammals and bugs. You'll learn how to build inviting landscapes that are...

$10.50 – $15
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Daylily 101: The Perfect Carefree Summer Perennial

Webinar Taught by Daralee Newkirk. Daylilies, with their dramatically shaped flowers and sturdy constitution, return a generous outpouring of bloom year after year with minimal care. This dramatic workhorse works in so many different capacities—from borders, hedges, or containers—with many cultivars chosen for a long succession of flowers from late May through October. Learn what to expect from a good daylily; when and how to transplant and divide them; where to get plants that are field-grown and preferably locally sourced,...

$10.50 – $15
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Bringing Paradise Home: Create Your Own Lush Jungles and Desertscapes

Take a tantalizing visual journey of iconic plants that you can use to create your own vacation garden. Bryon Jones, horticulturist and arborist for the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, will share expert tricks, strategies, and design tips to help you create a unique, magical destination of your own. Explore palm trees, bamboos, hardy bananas, cacti, succulents, and a multitude of flowering perennials. Bryon Jones has a passion for how plants interconnect with people, animals, and most everything...

$10.50 – $15
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Creating Beautiful Containers

Webinar Taught by Molly van der Burch in partnership with the Master Gardeners of King County. Learn container basics, design ideas, and planting tips to create containers that have year-round pizazz.  Specific plant ideas for both shade and sun containers as well as soil and watering recommendations are included along with photos to inspire you to create your own container! $10.50 BBGS & King County Master Gardener Members/$15 nonmembers.

$10.50 – $15
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7 Sins of Garden Design

Why do some gardens, large or small, delight and even dazzle visitors while others remain flatly unimpressive? Rebecca Sweet - nationally known designer, author, and speaker - has spent years collaborating with frustrated gardeners to help them realize their garden design dreams. Rebecca breaks out the primary causes of design disappointments into seven main categories. Mistakes such as “Tiny Gardens-Tiny Plants,” “Clashing Color Combos,” and “One-of-Each-it-Is” humorously pinpoint design sabotaging choices. Her photos and solutions both illustrate and inspire, making...

$10.50 – $15
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Bugs in Your Garden: the Good, the Bad, and the Weird

WEBINAR Taught by Todd Murray in partnership with Master Gardener Foundation of King County. You'll learn how to recognize and deal with the good, the bad and the simply unsightly insects in your garden. Emphasis will be on those bugs that help keep good balance in your gardens, and you'll understand the bizarre lifestyles of some of the beneficial critters you can support. Key pest management philosophies will be shared, helping you avoid pesticides and develop better long-term solutions to...

$10.50 – $15
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