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 cannot find the Zoom link in your email inbox, check your spam or junk folder.
- 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.
- We are not able to sell access to webinar recordings or send recordings to registrants after the expiration date.
BBGS members receive special pricing on webinars. Want to enjoy our webinars at reduced prices? Become a member now.
From Agapanthus campanulatus to Woodwardia unigemmata, Dan Hinkley will try to limit his favorite plants at Windcliff to only 20 (or so). He will not only describe the characteristics of each, but he will also tell us how we can grow them in our own gardens. Proceeds from this event will benefit BBGS and Heronswood. $15 BBGS & Heronswood members/$25 nonmembers. Windcliff photo by Nita-Jo RountreeFind out more »
Learn to grow your own tree from a cutting, play tree trivia, paint a forest landscape, and discuss new research asserting that trees have feelings. You will need watercolor paints and paper as well as some hardwood cuttings and planting supplies. We’ll provide a supply list, or you can order a kit from us. For kit pick-up at the garden, we will send out a sign-up. This is a 2 hour workshop, designed for middle school youth. If you have...Find out more »
Presented by Mindful in the Wild Did you know that trees are really good for you? The healing power of nature can restore your mind, body and spirit. Join us to learn about the history of Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing), the science behind nature’s ability to heal, and do some calming, meditative Shinrin-yoku practices. You will learn how to open your awareness to experience the outdoors in a whole new way! Our speakers are Deborah Wilk LMFT (psychotherapist in private...Find out more »
It's all about soil - and it's a lot more than dirt! Gia Parsons will discuss how to improve and maintain soil fertility so you can grow nutritious produce and beautiful ornamentals, the importance and limitations of soil testing, how to read and use soil tests, and strategies for fertilizing and amending soil. She will also provide a discussion of gardening methods that foster healthy and fertile soil. Gia Parsons has been a King County Master Gardener for 12 years...Find out more »
Alison Johnson will introduce you to the Garden through its history, the variety of gardens that are part of the larger Garden, how it changes through the seasons, and the opportunities for visitors and volunteers. Alison is a long-time member of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society where she serves on the education committee, the current co-president of the Northwest Perennial Alliance which maintains the border at the garden, and a Master Gardener. $5 member/$15 non-memberFind out more »
We are offering the Cadette Girl Scout Tree Badge as an online workshop. Together, we will explore the evolution of trees, tree art, new technologies in the forestry industry, as well as related career and local service opportunities. Scouts will learn tree identification skills and how to grow their own tree to plant. We do not supply the official badge, but leave that up to a parent or leader. We will have at least two background checked adults on the...Find out more »
Are you interested in having plants inside your home? This class will help you select indoor plants and show you how to care for them. Susan Maki is an indoor plant buyer, garden and floral designer, horticulturist and long-time friend of the BBGS. $5 member/$15 non-member.Find out more »
With their exquisite blooms, easy upkeep, and long lives, peonies are the crown jewels of the spring garden. Kit Haesloop will provide an overview of peonies, including how to care for them to ensure maximum blooms and disease prevention, and how to have several months of blooms by overlapping peony types. Kit will also demonstrate how to plant and divide peonies and help you understand why yours stopped blooming or never bloomed. $5 BBGS & NPA members/$15 non-members.Find out more »
Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures that love the flowers in our gardens! We will paint a couple of hummingbirds with flowers using acrylic paints and pen. We will focus on getting an accurate drawing in the beginning, and we will then learn tricks to give your birds the quirks and whimsy that makes them endearing painting subjects. Terry MacDonald is a local artist who strives to imbue her works with joy! She is a regular at NW art fairs and shows...Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 to use. Joan Baldwin is a team leader for the...Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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...Find out more »