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June 2017
$25

Junior Master Gardener series

June 20 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
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Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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By popular demand!  The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and 4-H will cohost the Junior Master Gardener camp!  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! Perfect for 4th - 8th graders. Dates: Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27; 9:45…

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$25

Junior Master Gardener series

June 27 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 27, 2017
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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By popular demand!  The Sawtooth Botanical Garden and 4-H will cohost the Junior Master Gardener camp!  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! Perfect for 4th - 8th graders. Dates: Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27; 9:45…

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July 2017
$25

Daisy Doodles – Art in the Garden

July 10 @ 9:30 am - July 11 @ 12:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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  Tell a story...Explore the Garden...Journal...Create a Book...Bind & Glue...Paint....Sketch...Observe! Daisy Doodles is a fun, 2-day exploration of book making, journaling and art under the mentorship a local artist. Children will weave stories by creating hand-made books inspired by the garden's flowers, trees and creek. Materials and snacks are provided.  Suitable for ages 8-10 for a maximum of 10 children. Dates:  July 10-11, Monday & Tuesday, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Instructor:  Kate O'Brien, art teacher at Bellevue Elementary School. Cost: $25  

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August 2017
Free

‘Bonus’ Wildflower Walk – Apollo Creek

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Summer has been flying by all too fast....the wildflowers are great....and it's time for a "bonus" wildflower walk. Experienced wildflower guide Jeanne Cassell will lead us to Apollo Creek, a place she often goes this time of year. There are usually lots of flowers there because of the higher altitude. Other members of the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society will also be present on the hike. The hike is rated moderate-advanced because of the 6 miles…

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Free

Wildflower Walks – Exploring Trail Creek Summit

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

As the valleys heat up in mid summer, we head to the high country for the 4th in a series of monthly Wildflower Walks. Trail Creek Road (pictured in image) is a rough, mostly 2 lane gravel road that leads to some spectacular sites. After topping the 7,900' summit, we'll take a 1/2 mile hike (easy-moderate, includes a stream crossing) to visit Big Falls, prowl around fascinating beaver ponds and explore nearby high mountain meadows. Hosted in partnership with the…

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$90 - $100

Watercolor Techniques

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for four intimate, 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24. Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop. Watercolor Techniques will be held Saturday, August 19.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM - 4 PM.  Then perhaps you'd like to dive into 3 subjects in 3 days during the Watercolor Explorations series Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Leaves

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Branches

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days in this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands on series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will…

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September 2017
$25

Roots to Seeds

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is offering “Roots to Seeds,” a great end of the summer children’s workshop on Saturday, September 16. During this fun 3-hour class children ages 8-10 will explore the plant world from the ground up through stories, games and hands-in-the-dirt activities. Cost is just $25 per student and includes materials and snacks. Advance registration required. Instructor: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher. Instructor: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher Date: Saturday, September 16 Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cost: $25, includes materials…

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Free

Native Pollinator and Native Plant Connections

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Celebrate the Equinox by joining the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a free talk and garden exploration with Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Wildlife Biologist Ross Winton.  Winton, a trained entomologist in the IDFG's Wildlife Diversity Program, will explore the many fascinating connections between native pollinating insects and native plants. The talk will be Thursday, September 21, 2017; 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Participants will explore the Sawtooth Botanical Garden on foot while learning to identify native bumble bees…

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October 2017
Free

Guided Garden Tours End October 8

October 4 @ 10:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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     SBG Guided Tours End for Season The Sawtooth Botanical Garden will celebrate the end of summer and the Trailing of the Sheep Festival with free guided tours of its most popular gardens. Two daily tours will be offered Wednesday through Sunday, October 4-8.  Morning tours highlight the Garden of Infinite Compassion which features a rare Tibetan prayer wheel constructed at the Dalai Lama’s monastery in India. Afternoon tours start feature the Garden of the Five Senses, Montane Garden…

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Pet Memory Garden – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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October 9th, 4 - 5:00 p.m. Join SBG in celebrating the unveiling of the beautiful Pet Memory Garden. Alongside the flowing creek, blooming flowers and under the canopy of aspen, this garden will serve as a reminder of the special bonds we've had with our pets.  No r.s.v.p. is necessary. Memorial plaque information will be available at the event.

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$40

STE(A)M in the Forest – Project Learning Tree workshop for educators

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - October 28 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States

STE(A)M = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Art! If you're an educator you'll want to sign up for Focus on STE(A)M in the Forest, a professional development workshop offered October 27-28 at SBG. We're pleased to partner with nationally recognized Project Learning Tree and local nonprofits Environmental Resource Center, Blaine County 4-H and Sawtooth National Recreation Area to offer this outstanding workshop.  It's perfect for classroom teachers, non-formal educators, interested parents and other adults who work with children, too! At this workshop, we'll investigate Idaho's trees, forests…

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November 2017
$10 - $12

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

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

Astronomy at the Garden – NEW DATE!

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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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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November 2015

WinterGreens Exhibit and Festival

November 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - December 5, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Please join us for the first annual WinterGreens festival at the Garden! Beginning on Monday, November 30th we'll have a display open to the public of various wreaths and swags.  Stop by the Garden and vote for your favorite. You might end up deciding to take it home!  These wreaths will be up for silent auction the entire week, to help raise funds for the Garden. We'll have wreaths in three categories: The Great Outdoors – this can…

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December 2016
$15

Lights in the Garden Kickoff Party

December 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Enjoy fun, beautiful, lighted displays around the garden.  Warm up near the fire pit and drink hot cocoa, cider and nibble on snacks.  We'll count down the lighting of the grounds together, visit with Santa, sing holiday songs and Christmas carols.  There will also be a kid friendly craft for the little ones. 5:30 p.m. - Activities open 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Santa 6:00 p.m. - Lighting of the grounds 8:00 p.m. - Closing Dates: December 14th, 2016 $15…

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June 2017
Free

Wildflower Walk – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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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 1st 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 Idaho Native Plant Society. Walks are…

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July 2017
$25 - $35

22nd Annual Garden Tour

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden's 22nd Annual Garden Tour will be held July 15, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ONLINE TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS AT ANY OF THE GARDENS THE DAY OF WITH CASH/CHECK. For credit cards, visit the Johnson Garden or stop by the SBG.   Ticket prices: Advance purchase (through July 13) - $25 - Members, $30 - NonMembers Day before and day of purchases (July 14 & 15): $30 Members, $35 NonMembers…

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