2018 Calendar of Events

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

January


Thursday, January 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, January 20
Growing Mushrooms at Home
with Tristan Woodsmith
10 am - noon
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
SOLD OUT


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.


Thursday, January 25
Registration open to 2018 NPA members
for Hardy Plant Study Weekend
"Gardening: A Lifetime of Pleasure"
June 22 - 25
Cascadia College, Bothell
Registration opens February 1 to the public.
Read more.

February


Wednesday - Sunday, February 7 - 11
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
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


Thursday, February 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.

March


Saturday, March 3
"Hydrangea How To"
with Kit Haesloop
10 am - noon
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Limit: 25 participants
SOLD OUT


Saturday, March 10
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 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.


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 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


Thursday, April 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.


Saturday, April 28
"Garden Blogging -- The Most Fun You Can Have for $1.99 a Month"

with Peter Herpst and Alison Conliffe
10 am - noon
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
NPA members $20/nonmembers $30
Class limit: 30
Read more and sign up

May



Open Gardens season begins this month!

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


Friday & Saturday, May 4 - 5
Master Gardener Plant Sale
4 - 8 pm Friday; 9 am - 5 pm Saturday
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle
NPA is partnering with the King County Master Gardeners
and will be a vendor at their annual sale.


Sarracenia flava with meal approaching.
Photo (c)Scott G. Vergara
Saturday, May 12
"Carnivorous Plants: What's the Big Deal?!"
with Scott Vergara and The Bogs of Doom
Note: Class has been cancelled; will be re-scheduled later.


Saturday & Sunday, May 12-13

Heronswood Plant Sale & Garden Open
10 am - 3 pm
7530 NE 288th Kingston, WA 98346
Read more


Thursday, May 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.

June


Friday-Sunday, June 8 - 10
Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival
Legion Memorial Park, Everett
Visit the NPA booth to say hello.


Thursday, June 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.


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


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 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.


Open Gardens

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

August


Thursday, August 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.



Every weekend
Open Gardens

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

September


Wednesday, September 12
"Perennials for Year-round Color"
with Cleo Raulerson
10am - noon
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
NPA members $15/nonmembers $20
Class limit: 25
Sign up now.

 

 

 

 

 



 

Sunday, September 16
Annual meeting and lecture

“Truly Compelling Combinations – Creating Sizzle and Subtlety”
with Brenda Adams
Doors open at noon for plant sales and book signings
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 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.

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Sunday, October 7

“How to Successfully Prune Any Shrub”
with Bess Bronstein
Doors open at noon for plant sales
Lecture begins at 1 pm
NPA members free/nonmembers $15
**Back by popular demand to a new south Sound location**
Gig Harbor Community Center
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor 98335
Read more.

Wednesday, October 10
"Fall Care for Your Peonies"
with Kit Haesloop
10 - 11:30 am
Aaron Education Center
Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue 98005
NPA/BBGS members $15/nonmembers $20
Class limit: 15
This is a joint class of NPA with the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.
Register via the Bellevue Botanical Garden website at
https://bellevuebotanical.org/event/fall-care-for-your-peonies/

Read more.


Thursday, October 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.

November



November 24 - December 31
Garden d'Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden
4:30 - 9:00 pm
12001 Main Street, Bellevue  98005
Tickets $5; children 10 and under free
Order online at www.gardendlights.org