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Adult Watercolor Class 
Friday, March 27, 2015, 10am-1pm. An introductory class for adults, taught by professional watercolorist, Kathy Johnson. Learn to mix color and create a painting using playful techniques. With more than 35 years of experience, Kathy started her career as a textile designer and has since exhibited and sold her work throughout the country. Some supplies required. You may request a supply list by emailing us at bbgsoffice@bellevuebotanical.org. Limited to 10 participants.
$60.00 - $75.00
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The Wonderful World of Trilliums The Wonderful World of Trilliums 
Saturday, March 28, 10 - 11:30am. Susie Egan, landscape designer, master gardener, speaker, and owner of Cottage Lake Gardens, will give a PowerPoint lecture on the history, botany, and culture of trilliums while showing photographs of many of the most popular trilliums that are easily grown in the Pacific Northwest.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Outdoor Photography 
This class will be offered on: April 4, May 2, June 20 and July 25, 2015 (these are all Saturdays), 9am-1pm. All four classes will cover the same content so please register for the class that best fits with your schedule. Do you have a new digital SLR (DSLR) camera and want to learn how to get beautiful images of flowers and gardens? Join professional photographer Lesli Cohan of Images Through The Door Photography in a fun and educational "hands-on" outdoor workshop geared toward helping you gain an understanding of your camera and how to shoot flowers and gardens. Must be at least 13 years old. Limited to 10 participants.
$55.00 - $65.00
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Rhododendrons—Selected Species and Care Rhododendrons—Selected Species and Care 
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10 - 11:30am. Steve Hootman, director of the Rhododendron Species Garden, highlights the Rhododendron Species Garden, showcasing rare and unusual rhododendrons and how to care for them. After the presentation, Steve will lead a tour of the Rhododendron Glen.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Recycled Glass Mosaics for the Whole Family Recycled Glass Mosaics for the Whole Family 
Saturday, April 4, 10:00am-12:00pm. Mosaic class with local mosic artist & educator Cheryl Smith of Cheryl Smith Mosaics. Be a steward of the Earth by keeping glass out of the landfill & creating personal art! You'll create 4 recycled glass mosaic window hangings using nature's inspiration: flowers, trees, butterflies, lady bugs, you name you can create it. Learn techniques for safely cutting stained and tumbled glass. Tips on design, tools and adhesives will make you a fan of mosaics. Recommended for families with kids 5 years old and up.
$40.00 - $50.00
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The Temptations! 2015 New Plant Introductions The Temptations! 2015 New Plant Introductions 
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10am - Noon. Cindy Combs, horticultural marketing and public relations professional, discusses what's hot in new trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals for 2015. Each attendee will receive a small new plant introduction.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Create a Desert Terrarium 
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1-2:30pm. Led by Claire Woodward, a docent and plant enthusiast from the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Come and design, plant, and decorate your own desert world. Choose your container and desert plants and then layer your gravel, special planting mixtures, and colored sand. You will leave with a fabulous terrarium. All supplies included. Appropriate for adults and families with children 6 and over. Limited to 20 participants.
$35.00 - $45.00
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Create a Custom Garden Journal 
Saturday April 18 10-11:30am. Chris Greene will teach you how to create a custom journal. You will create a batik print cover, learn binding techniques, embellish with beads, and more. You will come away with a one-of-a-kind journal. All supplies included. Limited to 15 participants.
$25.00 - $35.00
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The Nature of Haiku 
Led by Michael Dylan Welch, poet laureate of Redmond, Washington, director of National Haiku Writing Month, and longtime vice president of the Haiku Society of America. An exploration of haiku poetry in English for adults and families, with an emphasis on the seasonal and nature-focused aspects of this poetry, covering haiku history and such Japanese techniques as kigo (season words), kireji (using a two-part juxtapositional structure), and shasei (sketching from nature using objective sensory imagery). Includes writing exercises, garden walking, and a sharing/feedback session. Appropriate for adults and families with children 9 and older. Join us first for a free haiku reading from 12-12:45pm, followed by the class from 1-4pm.
$25.00 - $35.00
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Grow Herbs and Salads in Containers Grow Herbs and Salads in Containers 
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Container gardening is great for beginning gardeners, apartment dwellers or anyone looking to add extra space or variety to his or her garden. This class will introduce you to the many benefits of container gardening and cover everything you need to get started, from choosing containers and crops to ongoing maintenance. Leave with the knowledge you need to grow herbs and salads, in containers almost year-round! Presented in conjunction with Seattle Tilth.
$25.00 - $35.00
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