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Learn about bees at Treasure Valley event; other gardening activities offered

Saturday, June 25

Bees and Blooms: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the College of Idaho, Caldwell, and Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise (transportation between sites not provided). Start the day at the College of Idaho learning about the different kinds of bees found in Idaho, their ecological roles, and how to recognize the different groups. At 11:30 a.m. take a break for lunch and then meet at the Idaho Botanical Garden to tour the grounds to focus on the floral features of bee-friendly plants, watch bee behaviors, and try your hand at identification. $40. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Tuesday, July 5

Lavender Wands Workshop: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Create a lavender sachet with colorful ribbons. $12 IBG members, $17 nonmembers. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Tuesday, July 12

Arranging Summer Flowers: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn techniques for cutting and conditioning summer flowers and placing them in floral designs. $25 IBG members, $30 nonmember. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Tuesday, July 26

Grilling Summer Vegetables: 6:30 p.m. at Sur La Table, the Village at Meridian, 3600 E. Fairview Ave, Meridian. Get inspired with the chefs of Sur La Table. We will be firing up the grill and showing you how to utilize your fresh homegrown veggies in new and unique ways. Sponsored by the Idaho Botanical Garden. $20 IBG members, $25 nonmember. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Tuesday, August 2

Gardening for Pollinators: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Ann DeBolt, IBG botanist, and Elizabeth Dickey, IBG education director, will share tips on how to attract bees, butterflies, hoverflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Take a walk with them to view their favorite pollinator friendly plants and watch the pollinators in action. $15 IBG members, $20 nonmember. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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