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June 2018

Rare Plants of Craters of the Moon

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

We've invited Idaho Fish and Game's engaging botanist Lynn Kinter back to share insights on her rare plant research at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.  On Friday, June 1 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM, she'll give an illustrated talk on these fascinating plants and the results of her research. Instructor: Dr. Lynn Kinter is lead botanist at Idaho Fish & Game’s Idaho Natural Heritage Program with over 35 years of experience in plant research and resource management.  In…

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Wildflower Walks – Rare Plants of Craters of the Moon

June 2 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

    At 60 mph, Craters of the Moon can appear nothing but black.  However, from late May through June the monument erupts with a magnificent display of wildflowers.  It's an experience not to be missed . . . and you'll vow to return again an again! We've invited Idaho Fish and Game's engaging rare plant specialist Lynn Kinter back to introduce us to this special place.   We'll caravan to Craters for an all day, on-the-ground exploration of this surprising landscape,…

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Resilient Landscapes #5: Nativars in the Home Landscape

June 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

The Cities of Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Bellevue, the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and Wood River Land Trust are hosting a 6-part Resilient Landscapes for Resilient Communities series in January-June, 2018. Professionals will share their expertise on how to create beautiful landscapes using cultivated and native plants while promoting water conservation in the landscape. These Water-Wise sessions qualify for the Hailey Water Smarty rebate program. The fifth class in this exciting 6 part series, Nativars in the Home Landscape, will be held Friday, June…

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Resilient Landscapes #6: Field Tour of a Nativar Garden

June 9 @ 10:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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TBD

The Cities of Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Bellevue, the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and Wood River Land Trust are hosting a 6-part Resilient Landscapes for Resilient Communities series in January-June, 2018. Professionals will share their expertise on how to create beautiful landscapes using cultivated and native plants while promoting water conservation in the landscape. These Water-Wise sessions qualify for the Hailey Water Smarty rebate program. The sixth and final class of the series is a Field Tour of a Nativar Garden held on Saturday, June 9…

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Jr. Master Gardener Series

June 12 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$25

Do you know kids who like gardening?  Then, sign them up for the Junior Master Gardener camp at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden!  JMG engages children in novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind. Kids will enjoy individual and group activities, help prepare ethnic lunches, participate in fun educational games, learn life skills plus leave with a JMG Certification! Instructors: Kathi Kimball (University of Idaho Blaine…

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Wildflower Walks – Early Wood River Valley Wildflowers, part 1

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

From the deserts to the high mountains, Central Idaho abounds in wildflowers from spring through fall. But for the lower elevations of the Wood River Valley around Ketchum, June is the month you don't want to miss.  SBG and the Idaho Native Plant Society are taking advantage of the floral abundance by scheduling 2 early season wildflower walks - June 13 and and June 27, both Wednesdays, and both run from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Exact locations will be…

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Discovery Club – Wednesdays 6/13-8/15

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

DISCOVERY CLUB Similar to story hour at libraries, Discovery Club is perfect summer activity for youth 4 to 8 years old. The hour-long programs are free and require no pre-registration to participate. Each session features engaging stories, fun activities and Garden explorations around an environmentally related theme, including Worms!, Insects in the Stream, Our 5 Senses, Favorite Flowers, Fruits and Seeds, Leaves in Autumn, The World of Roots and more! Discovery Club will be offered each Tuesday from 10-11 AM June…

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Wildflower Walks: Early Wood River Valley Wildflowers, part 2

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

From the deserts to the high mountains, Central Idaho abounds in wildflowers from spring through fall. But for the lower elevations of the Wood River Valley around Ketchum, June is the month you don't want to miss.  SBG and the Idaho Native Plant Society are taking advantage of the floral abundance by scheduling 2 early season wildflower walks - June 13 and and June 27, both Wednesdays, and both run from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Exact locations will be…

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July 2018

Painting the Landscape in Watercolor with Stan Miller

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$400 - $450

This is an exceptional opportunity to learn the fundamentals of realism, impressionism and abstraction from a master watercolorist in a small class setting. Learn how to explore landscape painting by choosing a paintable subject that matches ones skill level, technique, color, creating mood, understanding composition & design. Day/Time:   Wednesday-Friday; July 25-27, 2018; 9 am-4 pm Location: Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road, 4 miles south of Ketchum, Idaho Cost: $400 SBG members/$450 nonmembers. Act now, class fills quickly! Call 208-726-9358 to…

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August 2018

Astronomy in the Garden – Family Night at Croy Canyon

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

Dr. Tim Frazier, our favorite astronomy buff and president of the Magic Valley Astronomical Society, will offer 4 nights of lectures and night sky viewing in 2018. Participants will start inside at 7:00 pm with a featured lecture (see schedule below). Then, weather permitting, we'll move outside at 8:00 pm to observe “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects and other celestial wonders. Kristin Fletcher, SBG Education Director, will share lore about constellations visible with the naked eye. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars or spotting…

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Watercolor Weekend

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$195 - $225

Laura Vogel of the New York Botanical Garden returns to teach this intimate, 2-day watercolor workshop. On Day One participants will focus on techniques and then on Day Two apply those techniques using leaf images. Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their skills. The class will be held Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26 from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM each day. Cost: $195 SBG members/$225 nonmembers. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot. Class fills quickly. Instructor: Nationally recognized artist and…

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From Graphite to Color

August 28 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$375 - $400

    Lotus in graphite (L) and graphite with color (R) by Laura Vogel Laura Vogel of the New York Botanical Garden returns to teach an intimate, 3-day watercolor workshop. Day One: explore the tools of graphite and classical light on form. Day Two: color theory and applied techniques.  Day Three: refine techniques with additional reference material or one's own subjects.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their skills. The workshop will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 28-30 from 10…

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November 2018

Astronomy in the Garden – The horse, the maiden and the queen

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

Dr. Tim Frazier, our favorite astronomy buff and president of the Magic Valley Astronomical Society, will offer 4 nights of lectures and night sky viewing in 2018. Participants will start inside at 7:00 pm with a featured lecture (see schedule below). Then, weather permitting, we'll move outside at 8:00 pm to observe “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects and other celestial wonders. Kristin Fletcher, SBG Education Director, will share lore about constellations visible with the naked eye. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars or spotting…

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