Please see our Living Lab page for school field trip information and our Kids in the Garden page for a weekly preschool program.

Youth Workshop: Garden Design (In-person)

March 26, 2022
1-4 pm

Participants 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, how to set-up a seed experiment and how to share plants with others. Geared to 8–11-year-olds.  This is not a drop off workshop. A single adult can chaperone several participants. Garden patch included.

This workshop fulfills requirements for the Girl Scout Junior gardening badge and parts of the BSA Webelo Into the Wood, Into the Wild, and Science Adventures achievements. You do not need to be a scout to participate. Contact YouthEd@bellevuebotanical.org for a scout code or any other questions.

$24.50 BBGS member or scout/$35 nonmember. Adult chaperones free. Registration is by individual scout and not by troop/den.

Other information:
  • Bring your own water bottle and snacks. See below for current COVID guidelines.
  • Youth must be accompanied by an adult or follow their scout adult/child safety ratios. Suggested ratio is at least 1 adult per 4 youth. This is not a drop-off event.
  • Participants will receive a BB Garden Fun Patch. Earned official badges or achievements are not included.

Scout Day – Spring 2022

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Come and work on scout badges and achievement requirements at the Botanical Garden!

This Scout Day is designed for K-3rd grade Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. Scouts will choose stations to visit. Some of the topics include composting, Leave No Trace, insects, planting seeds, painting and a nature walk.

  • Daisies: Outdoor Art Maker Badge and parts of the Flower Garden Journey.
  • Brownies: Bug Badge, Outdoor Art Creator Badge, and most of the Hiker Badge.
  • Lions: Mountain Lion and Ready, Set, Grow
  • Tigers: My Tiger Jungle and Tigers in the Wild
  • Wolves: Grow Something, Call of the Wild, and parts of Paws on the Path.
  • Bears: Fur, Feathers, & Ferns

 

Where:  Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.  Please check-in at the Education Center when you arrive.

We are asking that 2nd and 3rd graders arrive at 12:20 pm, at the earliest, and K-1st graders come at 12:45 pm – just to make the check-in process smoother.  If you have a mix of ages, anytime between 12:30 and 12:45 is fine.  You can leave any time you are done.

Cost:  $12 per scout.  Adult chaperones are free. Registration is by individual scout and not by troop/den.  If you want to register a group, you can contact us at youthed@bellevuebotanical.org.

 

Other information:
  • Bring your own water bottle and snacks. See below for current COVID guidelines.
  • Scouts must be accompanied by an adult or follow their scout adult/child safety ratios. Suggested ratio is at least 1 adult per 4 scouts. This is not a drop-off event.
  • Scouts will receive a BB Garden Fun Patch. Earned official badges or achievements are not included.
Private Youth Group/Scout Workshops

Private youth group or Scout badge workshops are being offered on a limited basis starting in March 2022. Please email us to organize a private workshop at the Garden for your youth group. We can also do a virtual program, if that works best for your group.

 

COVID statement:

Masks are required in all indoor spaces at the Garden, including restrooms, for everyone 5 years and over, regardless of vaccination status.

In addition, people 12 years and older that attend an in-person program in the Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the program start, in compliance with Seattle – King County Public Health regulations.

All educational staff are vaccinated.