Until we can safely gather in person, our educational events will be presented online on the Zoom platform

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

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.
  • You will receive an 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.
  • For information about webinar cancellations or refunds, please see our Cancellation and Refund Policy page.
  • 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.
  • We are not able to sell access to webinar recordings or send recordings to registrants after the expiration date.
  • If you cannot find the Zoom link or the recording in your email inbox, check your spam or junk folder.
If you have other questions not answered here, please email us.

 

BBGS members receive special pricing on webinars. Want to enjoy our webinars at reduced prices? Become a member now.

Hydrangea How-To

Hydrangeas are an excellent shrub for year-round interest with a long bloom season. Kit Haesloop will describe the distinguishing characteristics between species and give you a colorful overview of the incredible choices available. She will describe proper garden location, as well as care and maintenance to keep your hydrangeas blooming beautifully. She will touch on pruning, but for in-depth pruning techniques, please also register for her class, “Pruning Hydrangeas,” on March 10.

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$5 – $15

Container Vegetable Gardening

Many herbs and vegetables can be container-grown! Container gardening is ideal for those with limited space or poor soil conditions. Most vegetables can be grown in containers, but some do better than others or require particular structures or special strategies. Instructor Joan Baldwin will suggest vegetables and varieties that are best suited for growing in containers, as well as the preferred types of containers, growing media, location, and watering strategies. Joan Baldwin is a team leader for the King County...

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$5 – $15

Hydrangea Pruning

Do you wonder why your hydrangeas don’t bloom or bloom poorly? Perhaps you want direction on when and how to prune your various hydrangeas. Kit Haesloop will describe and show detailed techniques and timing for pruning hydrangeas. She will cover pruning for blooms and health as well as how best to rejuvenate neglected plants. She will also demonstrate pruning on several species of hydrangeas. $5 BBGS & NPA members/$15 nonmembers.

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$5 – $15

You Can Garden for Life

Adaptive gardening gives gardeners of all ages and abilities countless strategies that enable them to continue to enjoy gardening, even when their bodies say, “I don’t think so.” Toni Gattone will teach you how to save time, money, space, and above all, energy. Rethink how you approach working in your garden and how your garden can be modified to increase your comfort and safety. We will discuss hardscape and tripping hazards, elevated raised beds, containers, vertical gardening, and how your...

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$5 – $15

Oil Painting: Joyful Sunflowers and Hydrangeas

Rohini Mathur will demonstrate how to paint a bright and colorful floral and garden scene using oil paints. You will learn skills such as underpainting; layering; composition basics; and mixing a strong color palette. This class is suitable for beginners. You will be sent a supply list upon registration. $35 member/$45 non-member

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$35 – $45

2021 Lecture Series: The 21st Century Botanic Garden

Dr. Ari Novy became interested in plants when he volunteered as a gardener at an Italian villa. When he returned to the US, he was determined to learn everything about plants and flowers, and ultimately received a Ph.D. in plant science at Rutgers University. Today, he is an award-winning, nationally recognized plant biologist and researcher and President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden. “Plants and flowers elicit a visceral response,” says Novy. “They are familiar yet exotic, rarified...

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$5 – $15

Build a Terrarium

Join us to build a magical terrarium at home! Learn about mini habitats, the water cycle, and soil layering as you put together your botanical creation. Living Lab teacher, Ashley Robles, botanical horticulturist and greenhouse specialist, will provide step-by-step guidance during this family friendly workshop where we’ll cover basic planting techniques, design composition, and have fun decorating with beautiful details such as rocks, seashells or imaginative creatures! A family in the same household only needs one registration. This class requires...

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$10 – $20

Gardening and Nature Journaling: A Match Made in Heaven

Taught by Marley Peifer. Are you ready to take your gardening to the next level? Do you want to see and appreciate each plant more? Do you want to recapture the curiosity, memory, and connection to nature you experienced in your youth? You’re in luck because nature journaling can give you all of those things. After this class you will see more, become more curious and creative, remember all those Latin names better, and most importantly, get more pleasure out...

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$5 – $15

2021 Lecture Series: Fearless Gardening

Presented by Loree Bohl. Too often gardening advice comes in the form of rules: do this, don't do that, plant this, don't plant that. This can stifle creativity and personal expression, resulting in gardens that feel impersonal and generic. Fearless Gardening is a call to arms, urging gardeners to be bold, break the rules and grow what they love. In this photo-rich webinar you’ll be inspired to look at plants differently, see your garden through new eyes, and treat gardening...

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$5 – $15

Enriching Your Garden with Vines: Selection, Pruning, and Care

With Laura Watson from Plant Amnesty. Learn the ins and outs of selection, pruning, and care of vines.  Also learn how to embellish your own garden with the remarkable beauty and diversity of these vertical plants. Laura will showcase the amazing variety in color, shape, bloom time, and growth habit of vines that do well in the Pacific Northwest—wisteria, clematis, passionflower, and more. Get details about their care and placement, information about pruning, and recommendations for easy vines to try. ...

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$5 – $15

Kokedama Workshop

Join Poppy & Finch founder, Weina Dinata, a native plant advocate and botanical designer seasoned in the art of kokedama. She will teach you how to create and care for a striking and unique Japanese moss ball. We will send you a supply list for assembling your moss ball, a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy. You will be able to order a kit for an extra fee. You will...

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Varied Cost

Spring Blooms Watercolor Workshop

Taught by Molly Hashimoto. This workshop will begin with a quick study of daffodils, and then move on to sketching and painting landscapes that feature the glories of spring, including blooming cherry trees and azaleas.  A supply list and any pre-class work will be sent out in advance so participants can prepare ahead of time. $25 member/$35 non-member.

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$25 – $35

Girl Scout Junior Gardening Badge

We are offering the Junior Girl Scout Gardening Badge as an online workshop. Scouts will learn about plants and their needs and how to choose the right plant for the right place. We will cover different types of gardens, how to use a plant guide for identification, basic garden design and how to set-up a seed experiment. Girl Scouts register individually. Questions? Email us or call 425-452-5273. $12 per scout.

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$12

2021 Lecture Series: The Pleasure Garden

Jeffrey Bale is an Oregon native residing in the beautiful city of Portland. After graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon, he worked in an office for 20 minutes before running out the door and beginning a career designing and building gardens on his own. It was an early trip to Spain and Portugal that introduced him to the art of mosaic. On returning home, he taught himself how to build his own pebble and...

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$5 – $15