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January 2017
$35

Turn Your Snapshots into Art Shots!

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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     Join local photographer Diana Citret on Saturday, January 14, from 10 AM - Noon for a fun workshop "Turn Your Snapshots into Art Shots!"  Take pictures at the Garden and learn the basics of editing with your iPhone. Then play with several exciting apps, including Snapseed, Prisma, Waterlogue and Pixelmator, to create special effects. Diana is a long time photographer who now sees the iPhone as a significant and useful artistic tool. This class builds on and expands Diane's previous iPhone…

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March 2017
$20 - $25

Design Your Garden for Year Round Color

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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During this 2 hour, hands on design workshop, participants will learn how to create a garden that comes alive every season of the year. Instructor Kathy Noble, L.A., will delve into the mysteries of design, plant selection, hardscapes, microclimates and soils.  Then starting with a base map of existing plants and physical structures, Noble will guide participants as they use tracing paper to visualize bloom sequences from spring through summer and structural interest during the winter. Everyone will leave with a personalized garden design and…

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$20 - $25

Design Your Garden for Water Conservation

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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During this 2 hour design workshop, participants will learn about the importance of water conservation, impact of state water adjudication on homeowners and municipalities and ways to address the challenges through savvy garden design. Instructor Kathy Noble, L.A., will give a brief overview of xeriscape and permaculture design approaches to conservation of resources.  Then, starting from the ground up, participants will learn basic soil types, appropriate plant selection and their effect on a homeowner's water use. Noble will demonstrate a variety of…

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April 2017
$16 - $20

For the Birds – Build a Chickadee Birdhouse

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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  Bring your kids to this family friendly workshop and help our feathered friends. You’ll build a birdhouse that’s just right for backyard chickadees, and then take it home.  Materials are provided. Date: Saturday, April 8, 10:00-noon Instructors: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher and James Stireman are long time bird enthusiasts. Cost: SBG members: $16 for 1 adult/1 child. Nonmembers: $20. Each additional child is $7. Preregistration required.

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May 2017
Free - $5

Bug Zoo!

May 6 @ 11:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The 13th annual Bug Zoo starts with a buzz with the enormously popular Bug Zoo Festival on Saturday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Zoo runs from May 6-18. This year Bug Zoo features the fascinating world of Adaptations, plus 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 explore engaging displays while learning about fun,…

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Climate Change & the Wood River Valley

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Community Library,
415 Spruce Avenue
Ketchum, Idaho 83340 United States
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v This winter incredible snows overwhelmed the west while withering heat shattered historic February records in the east.  But is this dramatic weather the result of climate change?  Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and community partners for a talk by National Weather Service climate expert Alex deSmet.  DeSmet will explain climate basics before drilling down to changes scientists observe now.  He'll discuss potential local implications on temperatures, growing season, precipitation, soils and stream flow. After discussing why climate change matters to our diverse, resource-dependent economies, deSmet…

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June 2017
$25

Junior Master Gardener series

June 13 @ 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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$5 - $10

Critters in the Garden – POSTPONED til later this summer

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Look familiar?  No matter where you live in the Wood River Valley, you've probably experienced the fondness of voles, rabbits, deer and other critters for veggies and flowers, even trees.  This class will explore why wildlife wants to eat your plants and how to get them to stop. Nonlethal methods will be emphasized. Information will also be presented about plants that resist wildlife depredation as well as those are harmful to wildlife and should be avoided. Date/time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 6:00 - 7:30…

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$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
Free

Wildflower Walks – Greenhorn Gulch

July 1 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Join local botanists John Shelly (retired, US Forest Service) and Lisa Horton on an exploration of one of the most spectacular wildflower spots in the Wood River Valley.  We'll also touch on the area's recovery after the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire.  This is the 2nd 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 free and happen rain or shine. Bring…

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$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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Full

Painting the Portrait in Watercolor with Stan Miller – FULL

July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to learn the fundamentals of realism, impressionism and abstraction from a master watercolorist and teacher. Explore how to choose a paintable subject that matches ones skill level, technique, color, creating mood, understanding composition & design and portrait backgrounds.  The workshop will be held July 18-20, 2017. Registration will open at NOON, Wednesday, September 21.  The workshop will cost $400 and payment must be paid at the time of registration. No spaces will be held without payment. Please call…

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Wild Orchids of Idaho

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Did you know that Idaho is home to 28 kinds of orchids, including the Calypso Orchid above? Dr. Lynn Kinter, lead botanist at the Idaho Natural Heritage Program/Idaho Department of Fish and Game will give an illustrated talk on our beautiful native orchids plus a brief overview of the Idaho Natural Heritage Program which oversees the management and conservation of Idaho's plant diversity. Location & Time: Friday, July 21; 6:30 -8:00 PM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 4 miles south of Ketchum Cost: $8 SBG members/$10 nonmembers Presenter:  Lynn Kinter is the…

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Free

Wildflower Walks – Unusual Plants of the Sawtooth Valley

July 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Did you know that Idaho is home to 28 kinds of orchids, including the Bog Orchid above, a local favorite? Join Dr. Lynn Kinter, lead botanist at the Idaho Natural Heritage Program/Idaho Department of Fish and Game to look for orchids and other unique species. We'll visit moist bogs and other interesting sites in the beautiful Sawtooth Valley about 1 hour north of Ketchum. Hosted in partnership with the Idaho Native Plant Society. Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate…

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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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March 2016

Plant Intelligence: What They Think of You!

March 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The most interesting things about plants is . . . what we still don't understand about them.  Learn about cutting edge research into the secret life of plants with Tony McCammon, University of Idaho extension educator and area horticulturist. Tony will examine the field of neurobotany, including early studies of Darwin, groovy botanists of the 1960s and current scientific perspectives. Plant intelligence research from many universities has produced amazing insight into ways plants communicate to each other, insects and humans. Studies have…

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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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