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August 2018

Free Tours of the Garden of Infinite Compassion

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

Sawtooth Botanical Garden will again offer free guided tours of the Garden of Infinite Compassion beginning on May 12 and running through September 29.  Tours run from 10-11 AM and are suitable for all ages.  SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher or other trained interpreters will lead walks. The Compassion Garden was created to honor the 2005 visit of the Dalai Lama to the Wood River Valley and hosts a rare Tibetan prayer wheel, one of 2 of its size in…

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Astronomy in the Garden – Family Night at Croy Canyon, FULL

August 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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. Family Night at Croy Canyon will be held August 12, starting at 9:00 PM.  The Perseid meteor shower will be the evening's highlight; participants will also enjoy “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects and other celestial wonders. Kristin Fletcher, SBG Education Director, will share lore about constellations visible with the naked eye.  In case of bad weather, we'll…

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Discovery Club – Wednesdays 6/13-8/15

August 15, 2018 @ 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 Wednesday from 10-11 AM June…

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Watercolor Weekend

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 26, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$195 - $225

Laura Vogel, master watercolor instructor from the New York Botanical Garden, will return to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden to teach “Watercolor Weekend” on August 25-26.  Registration is now open. This intimate workshop is excellent for beginners as well as for more experienced artists who wish to refine their skills. Participants will practice watercolor techniques on day one and then apply those techniques using leaf images on day two. A nationally recognized artist and popular teacher, Laura Vogel has taught at…

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From Graphite to Color

August 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$375 - $400

    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 AM – 4 PM each day. Cost: $375 SBG members/$400 nonmembers. Preregistration required; payment…

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September 2018

Wildflower Walks – One (heck of a) Big Tree

September 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

By some miracle a few huge trees in our area have survived myriad natural and human assaults - wildfire, drought, insects, logging and more. For John Shelley, retired US Forest Service range specialist, it's become a personal quest to discover all of them, like the Douglas-fir in image.  This year we will visit perhaps the largest Ponderosa Pine in our area. We'll bring forestry instruments and measure its height, width and crown, and then submit our findings to the Idaho…

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October 2018

Wildflower Walks – Autumn Color

October 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

Who doesn't love the glorious colors of autumn that bring summer to a close?  Jim Rineholt, retired Sawtooth National Recreation Area forester, will lead participants to several top spots for fall color. He'll talk about the influences that cause leaves to turn color and why leaves turn the color they do. An appropriate conclusion to this year's successful wildflower walk series. Wildflower Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some…

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November 2018

Astronomy in the Garden – The Horse, the Maiden and the Queen

November 13, 2018 @ 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, has generously offered to teach 4 nights of lectures and night sky viewing in 2018.  "The Horse, the Maiden and the Queen" on November 13th brings this popular series to a close. Participants will start inside at 7:00 pm with the featured lecture. Then, weather permitting, we'll move outside at 8:00 pm to observe “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects and other celestial wonders. Dress for the weather…

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December 2018

Holiday Wreath Making – Tuesday, December 4

December 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$25 - $28

It's a holiday tradition! Grab your friends or family and head to the Garden to create a fabulous wreath or table centerpiece.  We'll have boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons and ornaments on hand . . . just bring your imagination!  Or bring special decorations from home to add an even more personal touch.  We'll offer a ribbon tying demonstration each night, too.  Hot apple cider will be available. You'll choose the size of your door wreath or table centerpiece - either a…

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Holiday Wreath Making – Wednesday, December 5

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$25 - $28

It's a holiday tradition! Grab your friends or family and head to the Garden to create a fabulous wreath or table centerpiece.  We'll have boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons and ornaments on hand . . . just bring your imagination!  Or bring special decorations from home to add an even more personal touch.  We'll offer a ribbon tying demonstration each night, too.  Hot apple cider will be available. You'll choose the size of your door wreath or table centerpiece - either a…

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August 2019

Healthy Hands

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10.00

Do your hands get tired and sore after gardening? Have you limited or discontinued gardening because of your hand health? The MELT Method therapy can get you back in the garden and restore the health of your hands. Arthritis and Neuropathy can be managed with this gentle self-care technique. Energize and repair tired hands at this life-changing one hour “HEALTHY HANDS” event. For more information about MELT Method, go to www.painfreein5b.com Saturday August 17, 10:00-11:00 at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (11…

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February 2019

Master Gardener Class – FULL

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - April 17 @ 9:00 pm

Southern Idaho Master Gardeners and University of Idaho Extension, Twin Falls County presents and interactive learning experience designed to teach the many aspects of horticulture through 40 hours of class instruction. Receive your Master Gardener certification by honing your knowledge and skills while serving in your local community. Early bird registration (before Dec 14)                   Registration (after Dec 14) Individual                           …

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Gardening Boot Camp

February 23 - April 1
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Due to the overwhelming response to the Master Gardener course offered at SBG through the University of Idaho Extension Service, we have developed an alternative coursework offering that is similar in content, yet directed to an audience of local gardeners seeking to improve their skill set and broaden their knowledge. Gardening Boot Camp consists of six classes that may be taken in full or singularly. Minimum class size applies, so gather your friends and come learn with us! Classes will…

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April 2019

Idaho Gives

April 25 - May 2

  Please join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, the Idaho Nonprofit Center, and over 5,000 nonprofit organizations around the state for a day of charitable investment! A group of Garden champions has banded together to create a 2019 matching challenge. Your donation will be doubled beginning on April 25 through Idaho Gives Day, May 2! Click here to participate! //

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May 2019

Wildflower Walks – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Free

  Join local botanists, naturalists and birders as we enjoy the spectacular blue camas lilies of Centennial Marsh. We'll observe raptors and migrating shorebirds, so bring binoculars if you have them.  This is the 1st of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden's (SBG) popular summer Wildflower Walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. 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…

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June 2019

“I’m Not Rappaport” by Herb Gardner

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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"Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. Nat also takes on his daughter, a drug dealer, and a mugger in this appealing version of a really 'odd couple'." - from IMDB Presented by the Larkspur Players, this play is a benefit for the Sawtooth Botanical…

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“I’m Not Rappaport” by Herb Gardner – night 2!

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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“Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. Nat also takes on his daughter, a drug dealer, and a mugger in this appealing version of a really ‘odd couple’.” – from IMDB Presented by the Larkspur Players, this play is a benefit for the Sawtooth Botanical…

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July 2019

24th Annual Garden Tour (map included!)

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden's 24th Annual Garden Tour will be held July 13, 2019, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2019 showcase gardens are located in Streamside (The Valley Club), Starweather, Zinc Spur and Deer Creek. Tickets are on sale now ONLY AT THE SHOWCASED GARDENS (SEE MAP).     Ticket prices: Advance purchase (through July 10) - $25 - SBG Members, $30 - NonMembers Day before and day of purchases (July 11-13): $30 SBG Members, $35 NonMembers All private gardens close…

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Birds in Botanicals – a Workshop with Kelly Radding

July 24 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$400

Birds depicted with botanical subjects enjoy a long historical tradition. From the works of Mark Catesby in the mid-1700’s, through John James Audubon in the 1800’s right on up to contemporary works of art. Compositions that include birds tell a broader story of the life of a plant and add a lively element to energize a painting. In this workshop, we will explore the relationship between birds, plants and habitats. We will learn techniques for including them in a botanical…

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Healing in the Garden

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$10 - $20

Join Katherine Pleasants and several other practitioners for a day to experience various healing modalities at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. A $20 suggested donation per person 18 and over directly benefits the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.  People ages 12-18 suggested donation is $10. Experience Healing Touch, Homeopathy, Meditation in Nature, Biomat, Mediation with Sound Bowls, Melt Method and Energetic Healing in 20-minute intervals throughout the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Registration information coming soon!

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