2017 Calendar of Events

Click the date to see what's happening that month.

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
Coming in 2017

January


Thursday, January 19
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.


Sunday, January 22
“Re-imagining Your Garden. A Practical Guide to Design Ideas and Implementation”
with Phoebe Fine

Doors open at noon for plant sales
Lecture begins at 1 pm
NPA members free/Nonmembers $15
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue 98005 
Read more.    

February


Wednesday, February 1
Registration opens for 2017 Hardy Plant Study Weekend
"Flourish: Celebrating People, Plants & Progress"

June 23-25
Victoria Hardy Plant Group in Sidney, British Columbia
For more information.


Thursday, February 16
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.


Wednesday - Sunday, February 22 – 26
Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Visit the NPA booth (#2501) at the show

Wednesday - Saturday, 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, 9 am - 6 pm
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
800 Convention Place, Seattle

March


Saturday, March 11
MARCH MANIA PLANT SALE
9 am - 3 pm
Aaron Education Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue WA 98005
Great sale, indoor location and kids activities, too!
More about March Mania.


Thursday, March 16
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.


Sunday, March 26
NICOLAY MEMORIAL LECTURE
"The Triumph of Seeds" with Thor Hanson, PhD

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

April


Friday - Saturday, April 7- 8
Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Garden Lovers’ Book Sale
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle
Read more.


Sunday, April 9
NPA SPRING PLANT SALE
9 am - 2 pm
North Seattle College
9600 College Way N, Seattle
Read more.   


Thursday, April 20
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.


Sunday, April 23
“Butterflies of Cascadia: Life Histories and Conservation”
with David G. James, PhD

Doors open at noon for book signing and plant sales
Lecture begins at 1 pm
NPA members free/Nonmembers $15
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005

Read more.

May



Open Gardens season begins this month!

Tour private gardens every weekend, now through mid-September. See your Open Gardens directory for details.


Thursday, May 18
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.


Saturday, May 27
10 am - 4 pm

"Inviting Vines" 10th Annual Clematis Garden Tour
Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Information and online tickets at
http://www.rogersonclematiscollection.org/inviting-vines-2017

June

Friday-Sunday, June 9-11
Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival

Legion Memorial Park, Everett
Visit the NPA booth to say hello.


Thursday, June 15
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.


Friday-Sunday, June 23-25
2017 Hardy Plant Study Weekend
"Flourish: Celebrating People, Plants & Progress"

Victoria Hardy Plant Group in Sidney, British Columbia
SOLD OUT


Every weekend
Open Gardens

10 am - 4 pm
Free
It's the peak of Open Gardens season for NPA members, with dozens of gardens open to tour in June.
Grab your trusty directory and go!

July


Thursday, July 20
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.


Open Gardens

10 am - 4 pm
Free
More open gardens to tour this month with your Open Gardens book. Enjoy!

August


Thursday, August 17
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.



Every weekend
Open Gardens

10 am - 4 pm
Free
Soak up the saturated colors of late summer in our August open gardens.

September


Sunday, September 17
"Coloring Your Garden with Japanese Maples"
with Julia Graham
Annual membership meeting and lecture
Doors open at noon for plant sales
Lecture begins at 1 pm
NPA members free/Nonmembers $15
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue 98005
Read more.


Thursday, September 21
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.

October


Sunday, October 15
"How to Successfully Prune Any Shrub" with Bess Bronstein
Doors open at noon for plant sales
Lecture begins at 1pm
NPA members free/Nonmembers $15
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, 98105
Read more.  


Thursday, October 19
Border Weed & Feed

10 am - noon
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Spend two hours working in the Border, then enjoy a potluck lunch.

November


November 25 - December 30, 2016
Garden d'Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

4:30 - 9:00 pm
Tickets $5; children 10 and under free
Order online at www.gardendlights.org

For more information, contact our office.

COMING IN 2018: NPA Hardy Plant Study Weekend in Seattle

June 22 - 24, 2018
"Gardening: A Lifetime of Pleasure"
2018 Hardy Plant Study Weekend in Seattle
Hosted by NPA
Read more.
Registration information to come.