Webinars

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is pleased to offer the following webinars. Pre-registration is required for all webinars. Once you have registered and we have processed your registration, you will receive an email within two business days with join information.

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.

Can’t make the live webinar? No problem! We record all webinars and all registrants will receive a recording within one business day.

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

Let’s Get Messy and Paint Flowers! (ONLINE CLASS)

Learn to make easy, beautiful flower bouquet paintings in acrylic paint using a negative painting technique.  Start by making a colorful “mess” on canvas, then “finding” the bouquet of flowers hidden within. Start by painting a variety of colors in random shapes and adding drips and splatters of color over the top.  Then, using a negative painting technique, create a beautiful bouquet in a vase.  You will paint two different variations of bouquets during this class. You will provide your...

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CLASS FULL

Oh, La La! An Evening with Ciscoe (WEBINAR)

With heart and humor, Ciscoe will regale us with a few of the gardening stories in his new book, Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom. Hear about the gardens he has tended, the wildlife he has encountered—deer, moles, rats, birds—lessons learned, and more. Each story will make you smile, but will also contain a nugget of gardening wisdom or a practical helpful tip that you can use in your own garden. $5 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers. Read the...

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$5 – $15

Designing the Compelling Photograph (WEBINAR)

Join instructor Ray Pfortner for this 3-part photography class focusing on exploring the principles of composition and a range of creative settings and camera handling. The class is aimed at all skill levels using any digital camera from phone to point-and-shoot to dSLR to mirrorless. Teens and tweens (12 and over) are welcome! Please note that this is a three-part class and once you register for the first one, you will automatically be registered for all three. Registration fee includes...

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$75 – $95

Pruning Shrubs III (ONLINE CLASS)

With Anna Moore of Plant Amnesty. This class will teach you how to prune Rhododendron, Hydrangea, Callicarpa (Beautyberry), Viburnum bodnantense, and Abelia. Included in this class are basic pruning techniques, common pruning mistakes, and corrective pruning. $5 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers.

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$5 – $15

Grow the Heck Up! Embellish Your Garden with Vines (WEBINAR)

Laura Watson has been growing clematis for over 20 years, but her enthusiasm for clematis spills over into all climbing vines. With our shrinking gardens, it makes sense to make use of our vertical space. Laura will suggest vines for our climate along with tips for making them thrive. $5 BBGS members/$15 nonmembers

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$5 – $15

Great Garden Trees

Christina Pfeiffer is an ISA Certified Arborist. She will show beautiful photos of the best trees for the Pacific Northwest along with a calendar of tree care.    

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$5 – $15

Conversations with Eden – 2-Day Symposium (Webinar)

Heronswood and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are pleased to present our first joint symposium, Conversing with Eden. This two-day “Cocktails and Coffee” webinar will take place on Saturday afternoon, September 19 (cocktails) and Sunday morning, September 20 (coffee). You can watch this event from the comfort of your favorite easy chair! There will be a question and answer session after each lecture. The all-female cast of speakers includes Jamaica Kincaid, author and Harvard University professor; Kathryn Aalto, garden designer...

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$60 – $75