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November 2017

Astronomy in the Garden – POSTPONED TO Saturday,11/18

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

Join Tim Frazier, current president of the  Magic Valley Astronomical Society, for an evening of early winter star gazing with "a few" of his favorite telescopes. The evening begins at the Visitor's Center at 7:00 pm with a basic orientation to the night sky. Then we'll move outside to observe “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects, early winter constellations and other celestial wonders. Kristin Fletcher, Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Director, will help participants identify constellations visible with the naked eye plus offer insights about their lore. Dress…

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Astronomy at the Garden – NEW DATE!

November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

Join Tim Frazier, current president of the  Magic Valley Astronomical Society, for an evening of early winter star gazing with "a few" of his favorite telescopes. The evening begins at the Visitor's Center at 7:00 pm with a basic orientation to the night sky. Then we'll move outside to observe “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects, early winter constellations and other celestial wonders. Kristin Fletcher, Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Director, will help participants identify constellations visible with the naked eye plus offer insights about their lore. Dress…

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December 2017

Create a Holiday Wreath – 12/4 or 12/5

December 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$20 - $24

Create a fabulous holiday wreath or table centerpiece using conifer boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons, ornaments (yours or ours) and your imagination! This year we're offering 2 nights but this popular class fills quickly.  Pick either Monday or Tuesday night and call to pay and reserve your spot!  When registering you'll choose the size of your door wreath or table centerpiece form. Date/Time: Pick either Monday, December 4th or Tuesday, December 5th.  Hours are 6:00 - 7:30 PM each night. Cost:  $20 SBG members/ $24 nonmembers;…

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Create a Holiday Wreath – 12/4 or 12/5

December 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$20 - $24

Create a fabulous holiday wreath or table centerpiece using conifer boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons, ornaments (yours or ours) and your imagination! This year we're offering 2 nights but this popular class fills quickly.  Pick either Monday or Tuesday night and call to pay and reserve your spot!  When registering, you'll choose 16" door wreath or three 4" table centerpiece forms. Date/Time: Pick either Monday, December 4th or Tuesday, December 5th. Hours are 6:00 - 7:30 PM each night. Cost:  $20 SBG members/ $24 nonmembers; fee covers materials. Register: Spots…

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January 2018

Kid’s Garden Camp

January 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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FREE

Sawtooth Botanical Garden is happy to be hosting a free half-day garden camp on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students in grades 1-3 are invited to join us for a morning of games, crafts, and stories to celebrate the environment and MLK! Drop off will be between 8:30-9am with a pick up time of 12-12:30pm. Space is limited to just 20 students and therefore preregistration is required. Lana Silver and Ben Menard, SBG's AmeriCorps members, will share their love of…

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Resilient Landscapes #1: Design Your Own Resilient Landscape

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hailey City Hall, 115 Main Street South
Hailey, ID 83333 United States
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FREE

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 first pair of classes, Design Your Own Resilient Landscape, are free and held on January 18 and 25,…

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Astronomy in the Garden – Telescopes, binoculars and more!

January 23 @ 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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Resilient Landscapes #2: Design Your Own Resilient Landscape

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hailey City Hall, 115 Main Street South
Hailey, ID 83333 United States
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FREE

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 first two classes in the series focus on Design Your Own Resilient Landscape. Both are free and will be…

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February 2018

Resilient Landscapes #3: Nativars – the New Native Plants

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$35 - $40

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 third class in this exciting 6 part series, Nativars – the New Native Plants, is an in depth,…

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March 2018

Pacific Northwest Bumblebee Project

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

In recent years, much attention has been paid to the importance of pollinators and their contribution to the agricultural economy, in large part because of widespread losses of bees. The causes of these declines are not fully understood and we know very little about the current status of many of our native Idaho bumble bees like the Nevada bumble bee above. Idaho, Oregon and Washington are home to nearly 30 species of bumble bees. Unfortunately, several of them face an…

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April 2018

Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $12

Discover the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping from the Magic Valley Beekeepers.  Participants will learn how to buy honeybees and construct a  hive to prevent bee swarming and aid in harvesting honey. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about bumble bees and solitary bees and how to make your garden pollinator friendly from Kristin Fletcher, Sawtooth Botanical Garden's education director. Class held at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden – 11 Gimlet Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340. Register by clicking here. Presented…

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Resilient Landscapes #4: DIY Steps for Irrigation Efficiency

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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 fourth class in the six part series is DIY Steps for Irrigation Efficiency which will be held Thursday, April…

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May 2018

Astronomy in the Garden – Shoot the night sky with cameras or cell phones

May 22 @ 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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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 Nursery

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

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 Nursery 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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June 2017

Wildflower Walk – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh

June 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

Join local botanist Carol Blackburn, naturalist Ann Christensen and birding experts for the spectacular blue camas lilies of Centennial Marsh. We'll watch raptors and migrating shorebirds, so bring binoculars if you have them. We'll also stop to discuss the causes and impacts of the Bannock War between Shoshoni-Bannock tribes and white settlers. This is the first of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden's (SBG) popular summer wildflower walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. Hosted in partnership with the Wood River Chapter of the…

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