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CALENDAR -  Events, Lectures, Classes, Workshops, & Open Gardens

Upcoming events

    • January 17, 2019
    • December 19, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA

    The 3rd Thursday of Each Month

    Please join us for this fun event each month at the NPA Border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Spend two hours working in the border with other gardening enthusiasts - then enjoy a delicious potluck luncheon! It's the 3rd Thursday of each month throughout the year, rain or shine. 'Weeding' begins at 10 am at the propagation shed in the border, NPA provides gardening tools. 'Feeding' begins at noon in the Aaron Education Center's break room, please bring a dish to share. We hope to see you soon!

    • January 19, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA

    Sunday, January 19, 2020

    "The Promise of Spring" - Ciscoe Morris Lecture, 2019 Open Garden Slideshow, Plant Sale, and Fun!

    Where can you find gardening inspiration in the middle of January? At NPA’s Promise of Spring event! In fact, you get TWICE the inspiration, once from NPA’s 2019 Open Gardens, and once from Ciscoe Morris!

    NPA members are FREE / Non-members $15

    Event Schedule:

    • 10:30 am  Plant Sale - Hellebores and more Winter Bloomers
    • 11:20 am  Door Prize Drawing
    • 11:30 am  NPA Open Gardens:  "Highlights of the 2019 Garden Tours" with NPA's Donna Bogumill and Julia Graham
    • 12:30 pm  Open Garden Attendee Gift Certificate Drawing
    • 12:40 pm  Break
    • 12:50 pm  Door Prize Drawing
    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm  Ciscoe Morris:  "Favorite Plants and Tips to Welcome Spring"


    NPA Open Gardens: Highlights of the 2019 Garden Tours

    Presented by Donna Bogumill and Julia Graham

    11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Join NPA’s Open Gardens Project Chairs, Donna and Julia, as they take you on an awe-inspiring photographic tour of NPA’s 2019 Open Gardens. This presentation captures the highlights from 100 gardens opened to our members last season. Most are private gardens not typically open to the public, which makes seeing them even more special.

    What a perfect opportunity to sit back and enjoy the diversity of our member’s garden styles, fantastic plant combinations, unique garden art, and cleaver ideas. And a perfect way to find inspiration for your own garden – in the middle of winter!

    NPA’s annual drawing for several winners of a Wells-Medina Nursery gift certificate, given to lucky Garden Hosts and Open Garden Visitors, will take place after this presentation. Always entertaining, especially for the winners.

    Don’t miss this last chance to see Open Gardens you missed visiting last summer. Come early to save a seat while you shop NPA’s plant sale. There just might be cookies too.


    Ciscoe Morris: Favorite Plants and Tips to Welcome Spring

    Learn about Ciscoe’s Gardening Experiences and Latest Book, Oh, La, La

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    NPA is pleased to welcome Seattle’s own gardening guru and media personality, Ciscoe Morris, to our “Promise of Spring” event. Ciscoe is Western Washington’s best-known gardener. He is a King County Master Gardener, an ISA-certified arborist and a WSNLA-certified horticulturalist. And he’s extremely funny!

    Ciscoe Morris is well known in the media. Every other Monday morning, he appears on KING5’s New Day Northwest tv show with Margaret Larson. His popular ‘Gardening with Ciscoe’ show airs on KING/KONG tv. You can also catch his gardening advice, mixed with a hearty dose of humor, every Saturday on News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM radio. His book, Ask Ciscoe, was among the top-selling garden books nationwide. In addition, Ciscoe co-authored books on roses and perennials, and wrote a weekly garden column for the Seattle Post Intelligencer followed by the Seattle Times.

    He can often be found working in his Northeast Seattle garden, which has been featured in several publications. Besides gardening, Ciscoe is passionate about travel. Despite his busy schedule, he manages to find time to lead garden tours to countries all over the world.

    Ciscoe’s new book, Oh, La, La, is due out in January, 2020. NPA hopes he will have copies available to purchase at our “Promise of Spring” event, where you just might get the author’s signature!


    • March 14, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA

    Saturday, March 14, 2020

    March Mania Plant Sale

    Our ever-popular March Mania Plant Sale is held in the Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Rain or shine, browse unique offerings indoors, out of the elements. Parking is free and plentiful, friendly volunteers abound, and many fantastic plants are waiting for a home in your garden.

    March Mania proceeds supports both NPA's Horticultural Education Programs and our Specialty Nurseries, most of whom only sell plants at specialty plant sales. It's also a rare opportunity to chat with these knowledgeable growers, and to look for that special, hard-to find plant. In addition, NPA will be selling plants propagated from the NPA Border, including double hellebores.

    After plant shopping, be sure to visit the gorgeous NPA Border for ideas, inspiration, and to enjoy the magic of spring!



    • May 03, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA

    Sunday, May 20, 2020

    Spring Plant Sale

    Celebrate the growing season by attending NPA’s annual Spring Plant Sale. This popular event is a highlight of spring, plus it’s an important fundraiser for NPA, benefiting all of our Horticultural Education Programs - scholarships, classes, lectures, workshops, and our gorgeous NPA Border.

    A select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers will sell an amazing collection of perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses and more. Many of these vendors are not open to the public, and all offer unique plants to delight any plant geek! This is your chance to shop from the best, all in one location, and bring home many new treasures to enhance your garden.

    Arrive early for best selections. Better yet, volunteer to help at this event and and get the inside scoop on your favorite vendors and plants!

Contact NPA:   425-647-6004

info@northwestperennialalliance.org

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1034  Bellevue, WA  98009-1034

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