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 Unless otherwise noted there is no pre-registration for lectures. Pay at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm.)
January 13, 2015 Becoming a Northwest Gardener - Tom Fischer
March 10, 2015 Design Tips for an Environmentally Friendly Oh La La Garden - Ciscoe Morris
May 12, 2015 Container Crazy (and Plants for Small Gardens) - Dan Heims
May 27, 2015 An Illustrated Walk through the Wespelaar Arboretum in Belgium - Dr. Koel Camelbeke, Arboretum Wespelaar, Belgium

October 13, 2015 Tom Hobbs

August 4, 2015 Annual Meeting and Trillium Lecture with Kathryn Gustafson (Pre-registration required)

CLASSES (Pre-registration required)
January 6, 2015 Creative Garden Writing Workshop with Steve Lorton
January 17, 2015 Photography Basics Part 1
January 24, 2015 Photography Basics Part 2
January 24 & 31, 2015 Two Class Series: Capturing Nature through Watercolor
January 24, 31, and February 7, 2015 Three Class Series for Children: I Painted That!

February 7, 2015 Mason Bees
February 28, 2015 Bringing the Living Space into the Garden
March 5, 2015 Plan Your Spring/Summer Vegetable Garden
March 28, 2015 The Wonderful World of Trilliums

April 2, 2015 Rhododendrons - Cultivars and Care
April 16, 2015 New Plant Introductions for 2015
April 30, 2015 Container Gardening - Herbs and Salads

May 13, 2015 Container Gardening - Heat-loving Plants: Tomatoes and More
May 30, 2015 Growing Lavender in the Northwest
August 7, 2015 Flower Arraging from the Garden
September 24, 2015 Must-have Plants for Fabulous Fall Color

Cancelation and Refund Policy


Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 9:30am - 12:30pm
"Creative Garden Writing Workshop"

Steve Lorton, former Northwest Bureau Chief and Garden Editor for Sunset magazine will teach you how to write descriptive articles about gardens during this special 3-hour workshop.

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Steve Lorton, former Northwest Bureau Chief at Sunset Magazine is a 33-year publishing veteran and has penned numerous articles about travel, food, gardening, and lifestyle for that publication. Attendees will spend some time in one of the Bellevue Botanical Garden gardens, after which they will write about what they observed, with Steve's guidance. Steve has written extensively about gardens in America, Japan, Korea, Finland, England, Spain, France, and Brazil.

Class is limited to 15 participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00pm - LECTURE
"Becoming a Northwest Gardener"

Tom Fischer, senior acquisitions editor at Timber Press and former editor of Horticulture magazine, traces the development of his front and back gardens in choosing plants and design elements. His talk also focuses on his "learning curve" (both successful and unsuccessful) after moving from the east coast in 2004.

$5.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$15.00 Non-members.
No pre-registration. Pay at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 9:00am - 2:00pm
"Photography Basics Part 1"


Professional photographer, Leslie Cohan of Images Through the Door Photography, teaches Where to Start, Going Digital, and Creative Exploration.

Limited to 10 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$45 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$55 Non-members.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9:00am - 2:00pm
"Photography Basics Part 2"
Leslie Cohan continues the course by teaching composition in photography, shutter speeds, aperature rules, and more.

Limited to 10 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$45 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$55 Non-members.
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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Saturday, January 24 & 31, 2015, 9:00am - 11:00am
"Capturing Nature Through Watercolor"

An introductory 2 class series for adults, taught by professional watercolorist, Kathy Johnson, owner of Studio by the Sound.  Learn to mix color and create a painting.  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. All supplies included.

Limited to 10 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$50 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$70 Non-members.
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Three Saturdays: January 24, January 31, and February 7, 2015, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
"I Painted That!"

Three part class series for children ages 7-10 years old. An introductory watercolor class taught by Ann Konertz and Mary Hoy. Both Ann and Mary are retired Educators of the Seattle School District with over 30+  years experience each working with children and the arts. Children will experience creating paintings thru watercolor. All supplies included.

Limited to 12 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$60 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$75 Non-members.
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Saturday, February. 7, 2015, 10:00am - Noon
"Mason Bees"

Class with Dave Hunter, Crown Bees, Woodinville. Learn about the gentle nature of these amazing pollinators. Creating safe havens for bees also protects our environment, food supply, water, and even our pocketbooks!

Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Cancellation and Refund Policy

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:00am - Noon
"Bringing the Living Space into the Garden"

Karen Stefonick, award winning landscape designer, designs functional, quality landscapes as small as a town house garden to 5 acre country estates. Learn how to enhance your indoor living space by bringing the inside out and the outside in.

Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
"Plan Your Spring/Summer Vegetable Garden"

Taught in conjunction with Seattle Tilth. Soil preparation for organic in-ground vegetable gardening including seed sowing, cold frames, campanion planting, and Northwest crop cycles/rotation.

Limited to 25 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members. .
Register now

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00pm - LECTURE
"Design Tips for an Environmentally Friendly Oh La La Garden"
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Ciscoe Morris, writer and radio and TV personality, talks about ways to make your garden more attractive, fun, and interesting to work in, attract birds and wildlife, and easier to maintain without resorting to chemical pesticides.


$5.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$15.00 Non-members.
No pre-registration. Pay at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 28, 10am - Noon
"The Wonderful World of Trilliums"
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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.

Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10:00am - Noon
"Rhododendrons—Cultivars and Care"

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.

Limited to 14 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10:00am - Noon
"New Plant Introductions for 2015"

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.

Limited to 15 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
"Container Gardening—Herbs and Salads"

Taught in conjunction with Seattle Tilth. Tips for successful container gardening of cooler weather plants including container soil prep and maintenance, water, and fertilization!

Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00pm - LECTURE
"Container Crazy (and Plants for Small Gardens)"
Dan Heims

Speaker: Dan Heims, owner of Terra Nova Nursery in Oregon. His trips around the world have exposed him to an amazing array of wild containers planted with the most unusual plants that give new life to containers. Tips on how to design containers and small garden spaces, as well as helpful information on maintaining soil fertility and plant health, are presented.

$$5.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$15.00 Non-members.
No pre-registration. Pay at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
"Container Gardening—Heat-loving Plants: Tomatoes and More"

Tips for the biggest and most favorable tomatoes and sun-loving veggies on your patio, balcony, or deck. Includes variety selection, fertilization, container soil prep and much more! Taught in conjunction with Seattle Tilth.

Limited to 25 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Cancellation and Refund Policy

SPECIAL LECTURE: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00pm
"An Illustrated Walk through the Wespelaar Arboretum in Belgium"
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Dr. Koen Camelbeke, the exuberant director of the Arboretum Wespelaar in Belgium, will give us a photo tour of the estate.

$5.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$15.00 Non-members.
No pre-registration. Pay at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00am - Noon
"Growing Lavender in the Northwest"

Tom Frei, Master Gardener and owner of Woodinville Lavender brings you the complete story of lavender, from history and botany to plant selection and uses. Learn from the best!

Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:00pm - LECTURE
ANNUAL MEETING and Trillium Celebration with Kathryn Gustafson
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Kathryn Gustafson is the world renowned landscape architect of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle and Gustafson Porter in London. Kathryn's projects include Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial in London, Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, and the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago.
Pre-registration required.
Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members free.
Non-members $35.00.

Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00am - Noon
"Flower Arranging from the Garden"

Attendees will bring greenery and flower cuttings from their garden and Linda McDonald will show how to make beautiful flower arrangements including those and flowers that will be supplied. Everyone brings a vase, and they will take home their new arrangement.

Limited to 18 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 10:00am - Noon
"Must-Have Plants for Fabulous Fall Color"

John Christianson, owner of the award winning Christianson's Nursery in Mt. Vernon, will bring plants with fall interest from his nursery to show with planting and design tips. Plants can be purchased.

Limited to 20 Participants.
Pre-registration Required.
$25 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$35 Non-members.
Register now

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuesday, October 13, 7:00pm - LECTURE
"Design and Color in the Garden"
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Tom Hobbs, owner of Southlands Nursery in Vancouver and author of The Jewelbox Garden, will lecture on design and color in the garden.
$5.00 for Bellevue Botanical Garden Society Members.
$15.00 Non-members.
No pre-registration. Pay at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be made in the event the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society cancels a class.

Individual Cancellations
If you find you cannot attend the class you’ve registered for, please inform us by email at bbgsoffice@bellevuebotanical.org. A refund of the registration fee – less a $10 processing fee – will be issued for cancellations made at least three (3) business days prior to the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations made fewer than three (3) business days before the event.

Class registrations cannot be transferred to another date or program. However, you can transfer your registration to a friend who is able to attend the class in your place. Simply send us an email at bbgsoffice@bellevuebotanical.org and give us the name of the person who will take your place.

We cannot refund registration fees for missed class sessions.


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