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August 2018

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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February 2019

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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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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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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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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2019 Gimlets in the Garden Summer Gala

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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You're Invited! 2019 Gimlets in the Garden: "We're getting back to our roots!" Wednesday, August 28 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Tickets on sale soon! Ticket price: $150 per ticket, tables of 10 for $1500 Tickets are on sale NOW on our secure purchasing site or you can call us at 208-726-9358 to make a reservation with a credit card. Signature gimlet cocktail served up by Gray Ottley of Distilled Resources, Inc. (DRINC), hosted bars, delicious appetizers, dinner and…

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September 2019

Garden Feng Shui with Hillary Anderson

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of BTB Feng Shui for your garden design. Bring a drawing or satellite photo of your house and garden. Bring photos of gardens you admire. Cost is sliding scale donation.

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The Art and Philosophy of Stone Balance with Gabe Embler

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An afternoon with stone balance artist Gabriel Embler,  in which you will learn the basics of stone balance and the life lessons that he has gleaned through this meditative art form.  The quieting of mind and body, the meditative state thereby achieved,  and the undeniable reality of impermanence.  Balance, whether in life or in art is never a permanent attainment. It is more about the  practice than the end result. That being said, it sure is fun to push yourself…

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October 2019

Oh Deer! Winterizing Your Landscape from Foragers

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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How to protect your plants from the animals foraging at high elevation in Idaho Plant selection Fun and engaging question and answer session Renowned speaker, Horticulture Specialist, Tony McCammon Pre-Registration required Meet at Sawtooth Botanical Garden or learn from home-- Tony McCammon will attend via Zoom Click here to register

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November 2019

Herbal Soap Making with Darcy Williamson – CLASS IS FULL

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Darcy's favorite soap is pine sap and osage orange: softening and lathery. Other woodsy essential oils will also be available. You'll go home with 18 bars of soap, a booklet of recipes and ideas, and the plastic soap-making bucket for future batches. Click here to register Maximum of 8-10 students: if we fill the Saturday class early enough, Darcy will add a Sunday class.

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December 2019

Wreath Making

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$30

We'll have an array of branches and botanical decor for you to combine into a beautiful wreath (16" frame), holiday swag, or table decoration. A fun evening in our visitor center and greenhouse. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members, per person per wreath. Register here

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Wreath Making

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$30

We'll have an array of branches and botanical decor for you to combine into a beautiful wreath (16" frame), holiday swag, or table decoration. A fun evening in our visitor center and greenhouse. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members, per person per wreath. Register here

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Wreath Making

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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$30

We'll have an array of branches and botanical decor for you to combine into a beautiful wreath (16" frame), holiday swag, or table decoration. A fun evening in our visitor center and greenhouse. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members, per person per wreath. Register here

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