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Gardening with the Seasons: Winter

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

Though it seems there isn't much to do in the garden over winter, dormant season tasks can set the stage for a good gardening year. When weather keeps us indoors, we can plan ahead for tasks and garden changes to be done in the months ahead. When the weather is nice enough to spend time outdoors, it can be amazing how much we can actually take care...

Thursday Feb 6th, 7pm - 8:30pm

All About Owls

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

Mysterious masters of the night, owls live unobtrusively among us, hunting their prey, raising their young, delighting us on the few occasions when they show themselves. Come hear master birder Connie Sidles reveal some of the secrets of these birds' lives. Nesting season is upon us, and the owls will be calling.  

Wednesday Jan 15th, 7pm - 8:30pm

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...

Tuesday Jan 21st, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$295

7 sessions

2020 Urban Natural Areas: Let's Talk About Plants

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

This interdisciplinary program is a gathering for all those involved in the various phases of urban restoration projects, providing an opportunity to discuss some of the unique challenges and strategies involved in the planning, design, construction and care of restoration projects within high density urban areas. Presenters will focus on challenges...

Wednesday Jan 29th, 8:30am - 3pm

Natural History Illustration

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

Gain confidence in observing form while working with biological subjects to document and interpret what you see. An introduction to the practice of natural science illustration is complemented by critique sessions allowing students to discuss and respond to each other’s work. Build observational and visual interpretation skills while exploring illustration...

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$295

7 sessions

Botanical Sketching in Ink and Watercolor

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

Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 5-part class with simple quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen layering watercolor washes and gathering tips that can be applied...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 10am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$175

5 sessions

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...

Thursday Feb 13th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hummingbirds: Living Jewels of the Sky

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

With their ability to hover in place, fly upside-down or backwards, cross seas without stopping, hummingbirds seem immune to the ordinary laws of physics. Their jewel-tone feathers flash in the sun brighter than rubies or emeralds. Their wings flap faster than the eye can see. Their courtship flights defy gravity. These tiny dynamos of the avian...

Monday Mar 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Pruning for Restoration Sites and Natural Areas

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

Pruning for Restoration Sites, Natural Areas, and Trailsides This training combines classroom and field instruction to explain how to manage and prune native vegetation planted adjacent to trails, drives, and streets for optimal environmental functions, appearance, safety, & visibility.  Learn how to prune to reduce long-term labor needs...

Thursday Mar 12th, 8am - 3pm

Gardening with the Seasons: Spring

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

As spring approaches and things start moving fast in the garden, it can be hard to keep up or decide what to do first. With a focus on seasonal growth patterns, and best tools and techniques, this session will help home gardeners determine what tasks will have the most effect for the progress over the next months. Key topics will include planting,...

Thursday Apr 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Spring Ephemerals at the Miller Garden

at UW Botanic Gardens - The Highlands Shoreline, Seattle, Washington 98177

See some of the best and choicest plants for creating a lovely early season display. While strolling through the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, you will learn how the garden weaves early spring flowering bulbs and perennials in to the landscape. Join Richie Steffen, curator of the garden, as he shares his knowledge and expertise of these delightful...

Thursday Apr 9th, 1pm - 3pm

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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

Restoration Project Design

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

Class attendees will learn about the restoration project design process in order to plan and implement more successful and cost effective ecological restoration projects. They will learn how to develop a design that meets project goals with the given site conditions and how to respond adaptively to unexpected changes. After an overview of project...

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$125

Ecological Concepts & Theories to Restoration Design

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

Full course name: Applying Ecological Concepts and Theories to Restoration Design, Maintenance, and Management Class attendees will learn about the ecological concepts and theories most relevant to restoration project development, design, and implementation in order to increase the resistance and resilience of their own restoration projects. They...

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$95

Forest Bathing Walk

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

Join UW Botanic Gardens and Cascadia Forest Therapy for a unique forest bathing opportunity in the Washington Park Arboretum. Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) has been popular in Japan for decades and is gaining momentum in the US.  The practice encourages you to walk in the forest at a slower pace and take in the atmosphere around...

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$25
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