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June 2018

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
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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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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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Jr. Master Gardener Series

June 19 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
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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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Geology of the Wood River Valley – talk SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

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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Jr. Master Gardener Series

June 26 @ 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 26, 2018
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 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

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 to take home. Schedule: ** Saturday will be a field trip day where participants will learn to identify and harvest medicinal plants to use in the following day's class. ** Sunday participants will learn how to process the harvested plant material. Tinctures, salves, teas and syrups will…

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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-FULL

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

Wildflower Walks – Apollo Creek

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

If exploring beautiful meadows filled with abundant wildflowers is your idea of a great way to spend a Saturday, this wildflower walk is for you! Botanist Lisa Horton and friends expect to see 30-40 species of  midsummer bloomers, including columbine, mountain bluebell, sego lily, penstemon, sorrel, paintbrush, lupine, wild onion 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…

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Free Tours of the Garden of Infinite Compassion

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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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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Free Tours of the Garden of Infinite Compassion

August 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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, 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 @ 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

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

23rd Annual Garden Tour

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden's 23rd Annual Garden Tour will be held July 28, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please go to the first garden at 222 Penny Drive Ketchum to purchase your tickets! May pay with credit card, cash or check!     Ticket prices: Advance purchase (through July 26) - $25 - Members, $30 - NonMembers Day before and day of purchases (July 27 & 28): $30 Members, $35 NonMembers All private gardens close at 2:00 pm    

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