Laura Vogel of the New York Botanical Garden returns to teach this intimate, 2-day watercolor workshop. On Day One participants will focus on techniques and then on Day Two apply those techniques using leaf images. Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their skills. The class will be held Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26 from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM each day.
Cost: $195 SBG members/$225 nonmembers. Preregistration required; payment reserves your spot. Class fills quickly.
Instructor: Nationally recognized artist and popular teacher Laura Vogel has taught at the New York Botanical Garden for 21 years. Vogel will also teach ‘From Graphite to Color’ August 29-30 at SBG.
Image by Laura Vogel
Painting the Landscape in Watercolor with Stan Miller
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 pay and confirm your spot.
Instructor: Stan Miller is an internationally known American artist. He has instructed workshops and juried art events around the world. He is a signature member and award winner with the American Watercolor Society. In 2015, Stan was first place winner in the Artist’s Magazine National Competition and in 2014 was an Award winner and participant in the World Watercolour Competition and Exhibition in Narbonne, France. He participated in the 2014 World Watermedia Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2006 Stan was the Grand Prize winner in the Watercolor Magic Magazine National Competition, USA. In 2004 he as the First Place Winner in the Artist’s Magazine National Competition, USA. In 2002 he was an award winner at the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New York City. To learn more about Stan and his work, please visit http://stanmiller.net/.
Roots to Seeds
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 and snacks; advance registration required
‘Bonus’ Wildflower Walk – Apollo Creek
Summer has been flying by all too fast….the wildflowers are great….and it’s time for a “bonus” wildflower walk. Experienced wildflower guide Jeanne Cassell will lead us to Apollo Creek, a place she often goes this time of year. There are usually lots of flowers there because of the higher altitude. Other members of the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society will also be present on the hike.
The hike is rated moderate-advanced because of the 6 miles round trip and gradual 1500 feet elevation gain, from 7,500′ to near 9,000′. This is not a loop trail, so if you get tired, you can wait until the rest of the group comes back. This is more of a hike than a walk.
The road is rough and parking is limited at the trail head, so we will plan to carpool in the most worthy vehicles. If carpooling, consider helping your driver pay for gas.
This walk is part of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s popular summer wildflower walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. These walks are hosted in partnership with the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society.
SBG walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Call if you have questions but please leave Fido at home. Donations/memberships to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and the local chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society are welcome.
Destination: Apollo Creek off Baker Creek Road north of Ketchum
Difficulty: Moderate-advanced; 6 mile round trip; 1500 feet elevation gain from 7,500 to near 9,000′
Meeting Location & Time: Meet Friday, August 4 at 8:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd./4 miles south of Ketchum)
Return Time: About 4-5 pm.
For further information, visit www.sbgarden.org or call 726-9358
21st Annual Garden Tour
Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s 21st annual Garden Tour us as we visit six gardens, all north of Ketchum. These homes have something to surprise and delight even the most discerning garden enthusiast. Each home will have knowledgeable plant experts as well as painters, musicians, and refreshments. It’s not just a tour, it’s a party and we hope you’ll join us!
Tickets will go on sale June 1st. Stop by the Garden at 11 Gimlet Road, Ketchum to purchase yours today or buy them online here.
Call 726.9358 for more information.
Member – $20
*Advance ticket sales end 7/14/16
Day of Sales:
Member – $25
Garden Tour Booklet:
View the Map of Gardens:
|Thank you to our Annual Event Sponsors|
Eco-Dyeing with Betsy Hinze
This two-part class will be an exploration of capturing a time and place on fabric to create a beautiful work of wearable art. We’ll begin the class by gathering dye plants from the gardens, then we’ll each design a silk scarf using the local dye materials. We will use steam to set the dyes in a process called “Eco-dyeing.”
Part 1 – Saturday – June 27thÂ – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Part 2 – Sunday – June 28thÂ – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In Part 2 of the class, we will unwrap our masterpieces to see what lovely surprises are awaiting us! Each participant can expect a good introduction to the process of “eco-dyeing,” a discussion on natural dyes, and the finished product of a lovely silk scarf to remember the class by. Space is limited to 12 participants. This class is free! ($20 suggested donation)
Please save your seat in this class by using the ticket link below.
Wildflower Walk – Exploring Wood River Land Trust’s Preserves
â€œExploring Wood River Land Trustâ€™s Preservesâ€ led by Wood River Land Trustâ€™s Stewardship Coordinator Chad Stoesz and local botanist Cynthia Langlois.Â Weâ€™ll learn about two of the Wood River Land Trustâ€™s popular preserves and identify wildflowers along the way.
Destination: Boxcar Bend and Lake Creek Preserves
Meeting Time & Location: Meet at 9:00 AM sharp at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd., 3 miles south of Ketchum)
Return Time: by 2:00 PM
Join the Sawtooth Botanical Garden (SBG) for our annual wildflower walk series to some of the areaâ€™s most diverse and spectacular habitats. Â Walks will happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch.Â Â This walk is family friendly for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions.Â But please leave Fido at home. Â Carpooling is encouraged; if carpooling, consider helping your driver pay for gas. Donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden are appreciated.
The walks are free but registration is required. Please click the Ticket link at the bottom of the pageÂ to save your spot!
Wildflower Walk – Identifying Mountain Flowers
â€œIdentifying Mountain Flowersâ€ led by local experts Cynthia Langlois and Lisa Horton. Â With the spring rain the wildflowers will take your breath away!
Destination: Lake Creek to Fox Creek; 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate; 500 foot elevation gain
Meeting Time & Location: Meet at 9:30 AM sharp at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd., 3 miles south of Ketchum)
Return Time: by 2:00 PM
Walks will happen rain or shine. Bring sturdy appropriateÂ outerwear, walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch.Â Â This walk isÂ family friendly for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions.Â But please leave Fido at home.
Carpooling is encouraged; if carpooling, consider helping with gas. Donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden are appreciated.
The walks are free but registration is required. Please click the Ticket link at bottom of the pageÂ to save your spot!
Wildflower Walk – Silver Creek’s Birds & Wildflowers
â€œSilver Creekâ€™s Birds & Wildflowersâ€ led by bird expert Poo Wright-Pulliam and botanist Cynthia Langlois. A unique desert spring creek, amazing birds and wildflowers await us! Over 150 bird species have been observed there! Bring binoculars if you have them.
Destination: The Nature Conservancyâ€™s Silver Creek Preserve
Meet at 9:00 AM at SBG or see directions below.Â Return by 3:00 PM
DIRECTIONS:Â From the junction of Hwy 75 and Hwy 20, drive east (left) 7.1 mi to milepost 184.5; Turn right (south) onto Kilpatrick Bridge Road. Meet at the bridge at 9:45 AM.
Walks will happen rain or shine. Bring sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch.Â Â Many walks will be family friendly for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions.Â But please leave Fido at home.
Participants will meet at 9:30 AM sharp at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd., 3 miles south of Ketchum) and will return to the Garden by 3:00 PM. Carpooling is encouraged; if carpooling, consider helping with gas. Donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden are appreciated.
The walks are free but registration is required. Please click the Ticket link below to save your spot!