NPA Lectures

NPA members enjoy three free lectures a year, plus just $5 for the annual Nicolay Lecture in April.

Lectures are held at the Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden in Bellevue and at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle. Doors open at noon for plant sales and refreshments and the lecture begins at 1 pm.

Be sure to bring your NPA card to get in free. You’re also welcome to bring a friend—nonmembers pay $15. Not a member? You can join at the door or join now.

The lecture begins with a drawing for door prizes. This is followed by brief announcements about NPA events, then the lecture itself, which usually lasts an hour.

Nicolay Memorial Lecture

This lecture, usually in spring, features a celebrity speaker and costs $5 for NPA members/$20 for nonmembers. Kevin Nicolay was one of the founders of NPA. Read more about Kevin.

2018 Lecture Schedule


Sunday, January 21

"The Promise of Spring" Event
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
NPA members free/Nonmembers $15
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Read more about this special NPA event featuring two lectures, a plant sale and book signing.


Sunday, March 25
Nicolay Memorial Lecture
"Getting High in Vietnam's Northern Mountains"
with Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson

Doors open at noon for plant sales
Lecture begins at 1pm
NPA members $5/Nonmembers $20
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue 98005
Read more.

More lectures to come!

For the complete list of NPA events, see our calendar.