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August 2017
$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Leaves

August 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Branches

August 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days in this hands series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will work…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Flowers

August 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Watercolor Explorations - 3 Days, 3 Subjects Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a series of four, intimate 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24.  Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop, including Watercolor Techniques offered Saturday, August 19. A 3-part Watercolor Explorations series will be held Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.  Enjoy one, two or all three days of this hands on series and learn botanical watercolor techniques.  Each day we will…

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September 2017
Free

Wildflower Walks – Three Big Trees

September 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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For the last trip of our summer Wildflower Walk series, we'll become 'big tree hunters' and visit 3 of the largest trees in Central Idaho (including the one above)! These trees are impressive!  We'll take measurements which will then be submitted to the Idaho Big Tree Program run by University of Idaho. Maybe we'll have a winner, or two! Called the superstars of their species, champion big trees have been recognized by American Forests Champion Trees program since 1940. With more than…

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$25

Roots to Seeds

September 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is offering “Roots to Seeds,” a great end of the summer children’s workshop on Saturday, September 16. During this fun 3-hour class children ages 8-10 will explore the plant world from the ground up through stories, games and hands-in-the-dirt activities. Cost is just $25 per student and includes materials and snacks. Advance registration required. Instructor: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher. Instructor: SBG Education Director Kristin Fletcher Date: Saturday, September 16 Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cost: $25, includes materials…

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Free

Native Pollinator and Native Plant Connections

September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Celebrate the Equinox by joining the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for a free talk and garden exploration with Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Wildlife Biologist Ross Winton.  Winton, a trained entomologist in the IDFG's Wildlife Diversity Program, will explore the many fascinating connections between native pollinating insects and native plants. The talk will be Thursday, September 21, 2017; 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Participants will explore the Sawtooth Botanical Garden on foot while learning to identify native bumble bees…

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October 2017

SBG – Volunteer & Community Thank You Party

October 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Enjoy appetizers and drinks as SBG thanks the amazing volunteers and the community who made this growing season one of our best ever. All ages are welcome. R.S.V.P. is helpful for planning purposes. 208.726.9358 or kat@sbgarden.org

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Free

Guided Garden Tours End October 8

October 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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     SBG Guided Tours End for Season The Sawtooth Botanical Garden will celebrate the end of summer and the Trailing of the Sheep Festival with free guided tours of its most popular gardens. Two daily tours will be offered Wednesday through Sunday, October 4-8.  Morning tours highlight the Garden of Infinite Compassion which features a rare Tibetan prayer wheel constructed at the Dalai Lama’s monastery in India. Afternoon tours start feature the Garden of the Five Senses, Montane Garden…

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Pet Memory Garden – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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October 9th, 4 - 5:00 p.m. Join SBG in celebrating the unveiling of the beautiful Pet Memory Garden. Alongside the flowing creek, blooming flowers and under the canopy of aspen, this garden will serve as a reminder of the special bonds we've had with our pets.  No r.s.v.p. is necessary. Memorial plaque information will be available at the event.

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$40

STE(A)M in the Forest – Project Learning Tree workshop for educators

October 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States

STE(A)M = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Art! If you're an educator you'll want to sign up for Focus on STE(A)M in the Forest, a professional development workshop offered October 27-28 at SBG. We're pleased to partner with nationally recognized Project Learning Tree and local nonprofits Environmental Resource Center, Blaine County 4-H and Sawtooth National Recreation Area to offer this outstanding workshop.  It's perfect for classroom teachers, non-formal educators, interested parents and other adults who work with children, too! At this workshop, we'll investigate Idaho's trees, forests…

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November 2017
$10 - $12

Astronomy in the Garden – POSTPONED TO Saturday,11/18

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Join Tim Frazier, current president of the  Magic Valley Astronomical Society, for an evening of early winter star gazing with "a few" of his favorite telescopes. The evening begins at the Visitor's Center at 7:00 pm with a basic orientation to the night sky. Then we'll move outside to observe “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects, early winter constellations and other celestial wonders. Kristin Fletcher, Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Director, will help participants identify constellations visible with the naked eye plus offer insights about their lore. Dress…

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$10 - $12

Astronomy at the Garden – NEW DATE!

November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Join Tim Frazier, current president of the  Magic Valley Astronomical Society, for an evening of early winter star gazing with "a few" of his favorite telescopes. The evening begins at the Visitor's Center at 7:00 pm with a basic orientation to the night sky. Then we'll move outside to observe “Oh Wow!” deep sky objects, early winter constellations and other celestial wonders. Kristin Fletcher, Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Director, will help participants identify constellations visible with the naked eye plus offer insights about their lore. Dress…

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December 2017
$20 - $24

Create a Holiday Wreath – 12/4 or 12/5

December 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Create a fabulous holiday wreath or table centerpiece using conifer boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons, ornaments (yours or ours) and your imagination! This year we're offering 2 nights but this popular class fills quickly.  Pick either Monday or Tuesday night and call to pay and reserve your spot!  When registering you'll choose the size of your door wreath or table centerpiece form. Date/Time: Pick either Monday, December 4th or Tuesday, December 5th.  Hours are 6:00 - 7:30 PM each night. Cost:  $20 SBG members/ $24 nonmembers;…

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$20 - $24

Create a Holiday Wreath – 12/4 or 12/5

December 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Create a fabulous holiday wreath or table centerpiece using conifer boughs, twigs, moss, ribbons, ornaments (yours or ours) and your imagination! This year we're offering 2 nights but this popular class fills quickly.  Pick either Monday or Tuesday night and call to pay and reserve your spot!  When registering, you'll choose 16" door wreath or three 4" table centerpiece forms. Date/Time: Pick either Monday, December 4th or Tuesday, December 5th. Hours are 6:00 - 7:30 PM each night. Cost:  $20 SBG members/ $24 nonmembers; fee covers materials. Register: Spots…

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January 2018
FREE

Kid’s Garden Camp

January 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sawtooth Botanical Garden,
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Sawtooth Botanical Garden is happy to be hosting a free half-day garden camp on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students in grades 1-3 are invited to join us for a morning of games, crafts, and stories to celebrate the environment and MLK! Drop off will be between 8:30-9am with a pick up time of 12-12:30pm. Space is limited to just 20 students and therefore preregistration is required. Lana Silver and Ben Menard, SBG's AmeriCorps members, will share their love of…

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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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