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    January 2018

    Resilient Landscapes #1: Design Your Own Resilient Landscape

    January 18, 2018 @ 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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    March 2018

    Pacific Northwest Bumblebee Project

    March 15, 2018 @ 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

    Bug Zoo!

    April 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - May 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
    Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center, 11 Gimlet Road
    Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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    Free - $5

    The 14th annual Bug Zoo starts with a buzz with the enormously popular Bug Zoo Festival on Saturday, April 21, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Zoo enjoys a 2 week run, from April 21- May 3. Closed on Sundays.  This year's theme is the Web of Life. You'll see old favorites like tarantulas, chameleons, geckos and snakes and more! Get up close and personal with some of Bug Zoo's famous creatures, make critter crafts, do a bug scavenger hunt, play buggy games and more! Bring the kids and…

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    Resilient Landscapes #4: DIY Steps for Irrigation Efficiency

    April 26, 2018 @ 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, 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, 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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 1

    June 13, 2018 @ 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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    Jr. Master Gardener Series

    June 19, 2018 @ 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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    Geology of the Wood River Valley – talk SOLD OUT

    June 22, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    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
    + Google Map
    $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, 2018 @ 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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    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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    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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    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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