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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 Webinar, Class and Lecture Policies page.

Let’s Get into the Weeds

Get “Into the Weeds” with King County Noxious Weed Specialist, Skye Pelliccia. In this webinar, you can expect to dive deep on all things weeds. Are all non-native plants weeds? What is the difference between a noxious weed and an invasive plant? Learn more about how these plants work, which weeds to watch for in the PNW, and get insight on weed management options and resources available to Washington state residents. $10.50 BBGS Member/$15 Non-Member.

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$10.50 – $15

2023 Symposium: The View from the Garden: Nature & Biodiversity

Heronswood and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are pleased to present our 4th annual joint symposium. This event is a fundraiser for the two organizations, and will take place in-person at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and online. Our lineup of stellar speakers will feature: Andrea Wulf, award-winning author whose presentation, “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt’s New World” will be livestreamed from England. Bill Thomas, executive director and head gardener at Chanticleer, who will present “The Art of Gardening...

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Varied Cost

The Beauty in Biodiversity: Gardening with Pacific Northwest Native Plants

WEBINAR Kristin Currin speaks about the importance of incorporating native plants into your garden and landscape to help the birds, bees, and local ecosystem. Learn about why it is important to plant native plants and the benefits of native plant gardening, along with what to consider when selecting plants to create a beautiful and beneficial oasis for you and the species we share this amazing place with! Q&A after the presentation with both Kristen Currin and Andrew Merritt, authors of ...

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$10.50 – $15

Introduction to Rain Gardens

WEBINAR Taught by Master Gardeners Bruce Bennett and Gary Scheider. Rain gardens have been a presence in the Puget Sound region since the turn of the century. They are an excellent tool for homeowners who want to make better use of rainfall, prevent flooding and erosion, and help to clean the water in streams, lakes, and ultimately the ocean. Join us for an introduction to rain gardens and the many ecological and aesthetic benefits of these fluctuating water-flow spaces, including...

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$10.50 – $15

Botanical Drawing: Drawing Fall Leaves & Seedpods

Online Class Taught by Dorota Haber-Lehigh. Explore autumnal botanical subjects in colored pencils. In this workshop, we will capture the changing colors of the season and various patterns by drawing fall foliage and fall seedpods. We will practice depicting veins, layering, and blending colors with discussion about depicting highlights and shadows on round objects. There will be a presentation of Dorota’s botanical drawings, step by step examples, a demonstration of how to approach drawing from observation, various colored pencils techniques,...

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