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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

Time9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost: $25, includes materials and snacks; advance registration required

‘Bonus’ Wildflower Walk – Apollo Creek

East Fork Baker Creek campground

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.

Cost: Free

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.

Advance purchase*:

Member – $20

Non-Member $25

*Advance ticket sales end 7/14/16

Day of Sales:

Member – $25

Non-Member $30

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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 27th – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Part 2 – Sunday – June 28th – 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

“Exploring Wood River Land Trust’s Preserves” led by Wood River Land Trust’s Stewardship Coordinator Chad Stoesz and local botanist Cynthia Langlois. We’ll learn about two of the Wood River Land Trust’s popular preserves and identify wildflowers along the way.

Destination: Boxcar Bend and Lake Creek Preserves

Difficulty: Easy

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 area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats.  Walks will happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch.  This walk is family friendly for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions. But please leave Fido at home.  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 page to save your spot!

Wildflower Walk – Identifying Mountain Flowers

“Identifying Mountain Flowers” led by local experts Cynthia Langlois and Lisa Horton.  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 appropriate outerwear, walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch.  This walk is family friendly for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions. 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 page to save your spot!

Wildflower Walk – Silver Creek’s Birds & Wildflowers

“Silver Creek’s Birds & Wildflowers” 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 Conservancy’s Silver Creek Preserve
Difficulty: Easy
Meet at 9:00 AM at SBG or see directions below. 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.  Many walks will be family friendly for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions. 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!