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June 2018

Geology of the Wood River Valley – talk

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

Geologically, the area around the Wood River Valley is comprised of complex rocks and landforms made of granite, sedimentary rocks, basalt lava flows, fascinating core complexes, and even a nearby caldera.  We have it all!   Learn about this fascinating geology and how it influences native plants, garden soils, mining, earthquakes and, now, floods!  SBG is offering both an evening lecture and an all day field trip led by Idaho State University geosciences professor Dr. Paul Link. Instructor: Dr. Link joined…

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Geology of the Wood River Valley – field trip

June 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

Geologically, the area around the Wood River Valley is comprised of complex rocks and landforms made of granite, sedimentary rocks, basalt lava flows, fascinating core complexes, and even a nearby caldera.  We have it all!   Learn about this fascinating geology and how it influences native plants, garden soils, mining, earthquakes and, now, floods!  SBG is offering both an evening lecture and an all day field trip led by Idaho State University geosciences professor Dr. Paul Link. Instructor: Dr. Link joined…

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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

Medicinal Plants of the Wood River Valley

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$195 - $225

              Back by popular demand, herbalist Darcy Williamson returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden to teach wildcrafting and herbal preparation techniques.  Participants will harvest plants on and off site and learn to create useful products they can take home. Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, 2018; 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Cost: $195 SBG members/ $225 nonmembers. This workshop will fill quickly and preregistration required.  Fee includes all materials plus a copy of Medicinal Plants…

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Wildflower Walks: 4th of July Lake

July 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

On this relatively short, high elevation hike to 4th of July Lake in the White Cloud Mountains, participants will truly experience Idaho's spectacular mountain flora.  Expect to see 30 species of  wildflowers, including sego lily, penstemons, marsh marigold, elephant head, bistort, shooting star, mountain gentian, and more. Wildflower Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some walks are appropriate for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult.…

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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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