Bellevue Botanical Garden
 

 

Grow Your Garden, Grow Your Mind!

 

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is pleased to offer the following educational opportunities. Location is in our new education center unless otherwise noted.

LECTURES (No pre-registration. Pay at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm.)
August 12, 2014 Great Plant Picks, Made in the Shade - Richie Steffen
October 22, 2014 Collecting Seed and Plants in the Mountains of Northern Vietnam - Sue and Bleddyn Wynn-Jones

CLASSES (Preregistration required)
August 20, 2014 Goin' Batty!
August 23, 2014 Photography Class
September 18, 2014 For Best Results - Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden Now!
September 25, 2014 Ferns for All Seasons
October 4, 2014 Edible Perennials(Onsite)
October 11, 2014 Edible Perennials(Offsite at 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville)
October 25, 2014 How to Create a Self-Maintained Garden Based on Natural Ecosystems!

ANNUAL MEETING & TRILLIUM CELEBRATION (Preregistration required)
August 5, 2014 Exceptional Underused Plants for the Pacific Northwest—Exciting Plants Debut at the Bellevue Botanical Garden - Dan Hinkley. See Events for more details

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August 5, 2014, 6:30pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Annual Meeting & Trillium Celebration
"Exceptional Underused Plants for the Pacific Northwest—Exciting Plants Debut at the Bellevue Botanical Garden" Speaker, Dan Hinkley
Members Free, Non-members $25. Registration required for this lecture only.
See Events for more details and registration requirements.

August 12, 2014, 7:00pm
Great Plant Picks, "Made in the Shade" - Richie Steffen is curator for the Miller Botanical Garden, where he oversees the Garden, rare plant collections, and supervises the Great Plant Picks program. He will illustrate how to choose the best and most reliable trees, shrubs perennials, and vines for shady garden sites.

Richie will share tips on how to determine your level of shade and will include selections for difficult dry shade locations.
Members $5.00, Non-members $15
Payable at the door.
No pre-registration. Doors open at 6:30pm
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August 20, 2014, 10:00am - Noon
"Goin' Batty!" Barbara Ogaard is on the board of directors of the Sarvey Wildlife Center, the only wildlife ambulance service in the state of Washington. They take in all native species of wildlife from hummingbirds to eagles to bobcats to BATS. She was drawn to the intelligence and gentleness of the little bats, and a love affair bloomed.

Barbara has studied with many bat experts and traveled the world learning about bats. Her popular slide presentations educate the public on the need to help Bats because of their many beneficial attributes such as pollination, agricultural pest and insect control, and medical research.
Limited to 25 Participants
Members $25, Non-members $35
Register now

 

August 23, 2014, 9:00am - Noon
Photography Class led by Lesli Cohan of Images Through the Door Photography.

Includes scouting for locations, how to work within gardens without disturbing the fragile areas, lenses, aperature and depth of field, lighting and composition. Meet at the Garden in the Gathering Place.
Limited to 10 Participants
Members $45, Non-members $55
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September 18, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
"For Best Results - Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden Now!"
This class, taught in conjunction with Seattle Tilth, will teach you everything you need to know to plan your vegetable garden for next spring. More and more gardeners are dedicating part of their yards to vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers.

We will cover soil preparation, the best locations for edibles, as well as types of vegetables that thrive in our climate, when to plant what, as well as how to prioritize and rotate plants for best results.
Limited to 25 Participants
Members $25, Non-members $35
Register now

 

September 25, 10:00am - Noon
"Ferns for All Seasons" If you are not a fan of ferns, Sue Olsen's infectious and informative class will convert you. Learn that they don't all look alike. Sue has been studying, photographing, and writing about ferns for more than four decades. Her nursery, Foliage Gardens, has introduced numerous ferns to horticulture.

Sue is a founding member of the Hardy Fern Foundation and author of Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns. After her slide presentation, she will lead a tour of BBG's Rhododendron Glen where over 750 ferns are planted and maintained by the Hardy Fern Foundation.
Limited to 18 Participants
Members $25, Non-members $35
Register now

 

October 4, 2014, 10:00am - Noon
"Edible Perennials"
This is part one of a two part series that will take place at the BBG on October 4th and at the 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville on October 11th. Jessi Bloom will teach this class; Jessi is an award-winning landscape designer whose work emphasizes ecological systems, sustainability, and self-sufficiency. She is owner of the design-build firm, N.W. Bloom which has won numerous awards from NW professional gardening organizations. 21 Acres is a nonprofit agricultural and environmental learning center showcasing the agricultural heritage of our region. The Center features sustainable design and technologies as well as ways to maximize the beneficial aspects of fresh local produce and farm products.

This class on October 4th will illustrate which perennials are edible and how to grow them, and the class on October 11th held in the 21 Acres Kitchen, will demonstrate how to cook them in featured recipes. Lunch is included in the October 11th class!
Limited to 40 Participants
Cost of October 4 class only: Members $25, Non-members $35
Register Now for the October class.
Combined cost of both October 4 and October 11 Class: $70 BBGS Members, $80 Non-Members
Register now for both classes.


October 11, 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Offsite at 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville
"Edible Perennials - Tasting Included"
This is part two of a series class that will take place at the BBG on October 4th and at the 21 Acres Kitchen in Woodinville on October 11th. This class will be taught by the 21 Acres Kitchen Staff and Jessi Bloom.

The class on October 4th will illustrate which perennials are edible and how to grow them, and this class on October 11th held in the 21 Acres Kitchen, will demonstrate how to cook them in featured recipes. Lunch is included in this October 11th class!
Limited to 15 Participants
Combined cost of both October 4 and October 11 Class: $70 BBGS Members, $80 Non-Members
Register now
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October 22, 2014, 7:00pm
"Collecting Seed and Plants in the Mountains of Northern Vietnam" - Bleddyn Wynn-Jones and his wife, Sue, own and run the world famous nursery, Crûg Farm Plants in North Wales, England. Bleddyn will illustrate some of the planning that takes place before their plant exploring expeditions, the preparation required before transporting the material back home, and he will cover some of the plants they have subsequently introduced into cultivation over the past 24 years.

Sue and Bleddyn spend up to three months a year on plant hunting expeditions to remote corners of the Asia, The Americas, and Europe, at times accompanied by Dan Hinkley. Roy Lancaster wrote, "With limited time, it is impossible to do justice to the many riches at Crûg Farm, and I left reluctantly with one thought in my head; if heaven is like this, here's hoping…" Due to their overflowing schedule, their lectures are limited to the more prestigious venues around the world
Members $5.00, Non-members $15
Payable at the door. No pre-registration.
Doors open at 6:30pm
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October 25, 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
"How to Create a Self-Maintained Garden Based on Natural Ecosystems!"
This 3-hour class will be offered in conjunction with Seattle Tilth. Permaculture is an increasingly popular and widely discussed gardening style. It attempts to reduce ongoing garden maintenance work by mimicking natural environmental zones to increase the abundance and resilience of plants. A local expert from Seattle Tilth will provide lots of practical information and can help you plan an herbal spiral for your garden.
Limited to 25 Participants
$35 Members, $45 Non-Members
Register now

The Northwest Perennial Alliance offers classes for gardeners and many of those are held at the Garden. Volunteering to help in the NPA border at the Garden is also an excellent learning opportunity.
More Information

The Living Lab Program serves the local community and supports the mission of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, and the Interpretive Plan of the Bellevue Botanical Garden by providing quality science and botany-related educational opportunities for youth. More Information

Waterwise Garden Learning
Visit the City of Bellevue's website for the Garden's Waterwise Garden to find out more about the classes offered through their program. More Information

 
 
 
     

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The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a successful partnership between the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services and the nonprofit Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.

The Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 452-2750