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Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center

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11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
208-726-9358

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March 2017
$20 - $25

Design Your Garden for Water Conservation

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

  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

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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June 2017
$5 - $10

Critters in the Garden

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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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July 2017
Full

Painting the Portrait in Watercolor with Stan Miller – FULL

July 18 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 3:00 pm

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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August 2017
$90 - $100

Watercolor Techniques

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nationally recognized botanical artist and teacher Laura Vogel returns to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden for four intimate, 1-day workshops August 19 and 22-24. Check our calendar for detailed information about each workshop. Watercolor Techniques will be held Saturday, August 19.  Suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refine their techniques, it will be held at the Garden from 10 AM - 4 PM.  Then perhaps you'd like to dive into 3 subjects in 3 days during the Watercolor Explorations series Tuesday-Thursday, August 22, 23 and 24.…

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$125 - $150

Watercolor Explorations – Leaves

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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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