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2020 Washington Botanical Symposium

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

An extensive network of professional, academic, and amateur botanists are actively engaged in the conservation, management, and study of Washington’s diverse flora.  Their expertise ranges from how best to manage biodiversity, to understanding climate change impacts on plant communities, to naming and classifying the flora’s rare, common,...

Wednesday Mar 4th, 9am - 4pm

2020 Washington Botanical Symposium - Remote Attendance

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

An extensive network of professional, academic, and amateur botanists are actively engaged in the conservation, management, and study of Washington’s diverse flora. Their expertise ranges from how best to manage biodiversity, to understanding climate change impacts on plant communities, to naming and classifying the flora’s rare, common, and invasive...

Wednesday Mar 4th, 9am - 4pm

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Introduction to Plant Identification in the Field

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 1605 NE Pacific St Rm 246, Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for students who want to develop basic field identification skills and gain experience using the keys in the new 2nd edition of Hitchcock and Cronquist's "Flora of the Pacific Northwest." Over the six-week course students will learn how to recognize approximately 25 of the most common plant families found in Washington. ...

Monday Mar 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Journey Plant Medicine

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Learn how to use common native and wild plants for first aid along the way during your outdoor travels, using poultices, infusions, compresses, syrups and more made simply from raw plants. We will learn plant identification and preparation techniques, and practice these techniques in sample scenarios. Each person takes home a set of laminated Journey...

Sunday Apr 5th, 1pm - 4:30pm

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Houseplants 101: The Art of Growing Plants Indoors

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Learn the do's and don'ts of indoor plants. Instructor Tassy de Give, author of Rooted in Design, will discuss how to choose the right plant for your indoor environment and troubleshoot potential plant problems.  Whether you are a first time plant owner, or are looking to expand your knowledge of your existing collection, Houseplants 101...

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$15

Native Plants 101: Gardening w/ Native Ephemerals

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Native Plants 101: Gardening with Native Ephemerals & Understory Plants Find out what native Puget Sound plants are first to grow and flower in the spring and how to incorporate them into your garden!  This class will cover some of the native blooming flowers and plants that you can grow in your shady garden spot that will brighten up your...

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$20

Botanical Watercolor

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Learn the basics of classical botanical watercolor painting, which will include techniques in measurement, drawing, and understanding how light reveals form, along with practice in color mixing.  The application of controlled washes and dry-brush technique will contribute further, producing an image that is three-dimensional, accurate, and aesthetically...

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$295

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The Art of Pressed Flowers for the Holidays

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Explore the world of pressed plants and flowers, and make your own personalized gifts and cards for the holiday season. Take a tour of the Hyde Herbarium with Herbarium Manager Eve Rickenbaker and learn about how and why pressed plant specimens are preserved. She will show you the basics of selecting plants for pressing, the pressing and drying process,...

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$50

2019 Urban Forest Symposium: Trees for the Future

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

The Honorable Hilary Franz, Washington State’s Commissioner of Public Lands, will be joined by local experts from academic, nonprofit, business, and government sectors, for a robust discussion of climate change impacts to the urban forest, and how local communities are taking action. This year’s speakers will present the latest information on emerging...

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$100

Branches, Bark, and Buds

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Do conifers confuse you? Do all deciduous trees look alike once the leaves fall? If so, this class is for you, whether you simply need a refresher on tree identification or want to improve your existing skills and sharpen your ability for quick tree recognition in the field. We will begin in the classroom at the Center for Urban Horticulture to review...

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$145

Fundamentals of Bonsai: Spring

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Join Joel Schwarz of the Puget Sound Bonsai Association for this in-depth class, focused on wiring and designing a tree. Learning to use copper or aluminum to transform a tree into a bonsai is an essential skill.  We will also talk about designing a bonsai, finding the front (or the most interesting side) on a bonsai, the 5 basic styles...

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$30

Getting to the Root of the Problem

at UW Botanic Gardens - Broadmoor 2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, Washington 98112

Both recently planted trees and established trees that have appeared healthy for years can suddenly exhibit signs of decline or even death, yet show no injury or damage above ground. Why? It is often due to something happening below ground, specifically with the roots. This class at the Washington Park Arboretum will mix lecture, discussion and field...

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$105

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit! Summer Tree Identification

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

Are you stumped by the differences between one kind of oak and another? How to distinguish one conifer from another? Want to sharpen your ability for quick tree recognition in the field? This is the class for you, whether you simply need a refresher on tree identification or want to improve your existing skills. This session will cover a similar group...

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$125

2018 Washington Botanical Symposium

at UW Botanic Gardens - University District 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington 98195

An extensive network of professional, academic, and amateur botanists are actively engaged in the conservation, management, and study of Washington’s diverse flora.  Their expertise ranges from how best to manage biodiversity, to understanding climate change impacts on plant communities, to naming and classifying the flora’s rare, common,...

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$85

Site Visit to the Puget Block of W Duwamish Greenbelt

at UW Botanic Gardens - Riverview 5649 16th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98106

Full Course Name: Site Visit to the Puget Block of the West Duwamish Greenbelt: Restoring a Native Forest The Duwamish Greenbelts Management Plan identified primary management issues for the Duwamish Greenbelts Reforestation Project, some of which include lack of forest complexity, low forest age and density, and low native plant diversity/high invasive...

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$45
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