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July 2018

Wildflower Walks: 4th of July Lake

July 14, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 9:00 am - July 27, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 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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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 – Monday, December 3

December 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
$25 - $28

It's a holiday tradition! Grab your friends or family and head to the Garden and 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 when registering -…

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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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July 2018

23rd Annual Garden Tour

July 28, 2018 @ 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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August 2018

2018 Summer Gala: “All That Jazz!”

August 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2018 Summer Gala: "All That Jazz!" Wednesday, August 22 | 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets! Ticket price: $150-$2500 Fabulous live and silent auction wins, Sun Valley Challenger ski pass raffle, live music and entertainment, delicious food by the Wood River Sustainability Center, tasty cocktails and more! A night to invest in celebrating plants and inspiring people... come experience the valley's premier (yet intimate) fundraising event precisely where you'll see the direct impact of your support:…

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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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Water-Wise Seminar Series

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Explore landscape design, xeriscape principles, and using nativars in creating beautiful outdoor settings and home gardens. On Tuesday, February 19: SBG's Gardens & Facilities Manager and landscape architect, Kathy Noble, will present "Saving Water with Drought Tolerant Plants and Nativars" 10:00-3:00 lunch included! SBG members $35, nonmembers $40 Register by calling 208-726-9358  

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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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