Our webinars are presented online 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: Please note that beginning July 1, 2021, we will discontinue our prior member discount structure and transition to a 30% member discount for most of our educational events. You will need to sign in to your online account prior to purchasing an education event to receive your member discount.
Please watch the video at right for step-by-step instructions on how to set up an online account and register for an event at the member price.
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 one hour before the start of the webinar, inform us immediately by emailing us.
  • 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 Webinar, Class and Lecture Policies page.

If you have other questions not answered here, please email us.


BBGS members receive a 30% discount on most webinars. Want to enjoy our webinars at reduced prices? Become a member now.

Native Plants and Bird Habitat

With Ed Dominguez. Birds and native plants have been coevolving for the last 12,000 years. Planting with natives and removing invasive species is very beneficial to our birds. Find out how and when to do it safely with minimal impact to nesting birds. Ed will discuss best practices for establishing and maintaining green spaces to enhance bird habitat.  He is an experienced naturalist and leads owl prowls, bat walks, nature hikes and naturalist programs on a variety of topics at...

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$10 – $15

Flower Arranging for Families

Taught by Barbara Bruell. Gather your blooms, greens and a vase and let’s make a bouquet! The instructor will show examples of bouquets she made, both simple and complex.  She will then discuss how one goes about making a beautiful bouquet based on simple design principles. You can use store bought blooms and greens or harvest from your yard. This class is meant to be a fun activity for a family to do together. Instructor can answer questions and give...

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$10 – $15

Perfect Plant Combos for Every Garden

Presented by Nita-Jo Rountree. Have you ever put a few plants together and been disappointed with the results?  Do you yearn for a garden that looks like the magazine photos?  Nita-Jo will share her rules of garden design to help you learn how to easily combine plantings in borders and containers to get that picture-perfect look.  Photos of acclaimed gardens will illustrate numerous outstanding examples that will provide ideas and inspiration for your own perfect pairs with panache. $10 member/$15...

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$10 – $15

Horticultural Treasures of WA, OR & BC

As we emerge from hibernation and quarantine, you might consider exploring some of the world-class public gardens, nurseries, display gardens and other horticulture treasures of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. During the presentation, Lois Moss will share online maps with horticultural places you can visit in OR, WA and BC. She will also go over how you can create customized maps for your own day trips or multi-day vacations. The presentation includes photos and visitation tips on many of the...

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$10.50 – $15

2021 Lecture Series: Contained Exuberance

Many of us have had the pleasure of visiting Bob Hyland’s fabulous garden in Portland, so we know that he is an accomplished plantsman and designer. Bob loves potted plants in the garden, and considers them an integral part of garden design. He feels that the choice of container is just as important as the plants that are planted in them. He will illustrate his lecture with compositions of climate-adapted plants for sun and shade, succulent bowls, and flowing pots...

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$10.50 – $15

Designing the Compelling Photograph

A 3-part photography class focusing on exploring the principles of composition and a range of creative settings and camera handling. The first and the third sessions will be online; the first to meet each other, share sample photographs and explore the principles of composition, the third to share select results made during the Saturday session together at the Garden. The Garden will be our studio, our canvas, our focus.  The class is aimed at all skill levels of photography using any...

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$66.50 – $95