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

Upcoming events

    • November 28, 2023
    • December 31, 2024
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    2024 Open Gardens Registration

    MEMBERS ONLY


    Sign up to open your garden for NPA in 2024! Registering to open your garden is a 2-step process:

    Step 1 - Click the REGISTER button on this page and submit your name, email address, and phone number (use the email address associated with your membership).

    Step 2 - You will immediately receive an email from NPA that includes a link to a Registration Form where you fill out information about your garden and list your open dates – this form can be saved and updated as often as needed.

    Registration is open year-round - but note the following deadlines:


    February 25th is the registration deadline to be listed in the printed/mailed version of the Open Gardens book. The book lists gardens open from May 1st through September 30th.


    Please register a minimum of 3 weeks before your open date to allow NPA time to process your registration, mail your host packet, and advertise your event.

    Click HERE for more details about registering to open your garden and to see what days NPA suggests for May-August tours in your area. Or contact us if you have questions or need help completing your registration - OpenGardens.npa@gmail.com

    • March 08, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bellevue Botanical Garden, Aaron Center
    • 1
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    Friday, March 8

    Class time: 9:30 to 11:00 am

    DIY Wire Cloche Workshop

    At Bellevue Botanical Garden, Aaron Center

    Taught by Tere Kaulfus, President of the Northwest Perennial Alliance. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make the wire cloches NPA uses in the Perennial Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden to keep rabbits from eating the plants. They make great plant supports too!

    Once you learn the wiring skills, you can make them any size and style that suits you, creating something worthy of a place in your garden. We will supply everything you need to make one medium-sized cloche, and you will receive a materials list with information on suppliers and tools.

    NPA Members - $24.50

    Non-Members - $35.00

    Class is limited to 24 participants. The fee for this class is non-refundable. If cancelled by NPA, you will receive a full refund.

    Participants will be using sharp tools and wire and will be required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival. While taught at Bellevue Botanical Garden, this is an NPA Workshop. Please direct any questions to info@northwestperennialalliance.org.  

    • March 08, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Bellevue Botanical Garden, Aaron Center
    • 3
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    Friday, March 8

    Class time: Noon to 1:30 pm

    DIY Wire Cloche Workshop

    At Bellevue Botanical Garden, Aaron Center

    Taught by Tere Kaulfus, President of the Northwest Perennial Alliance. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make the wire cloches NPA uses in the Perennial Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden to keep rabbits from eating the plants. They make great plant supports too!

    Once you learn the wiring skills, you can make them any size and style that suits you, creating something worthy of a place in your garden. We will supply everything you need to make one medium-sized cloche, and you will receive a materials list with information on suppliers and tools.

    NPA Members - $24.50

    Non-Members - $35.00

    Class is limited to 24 participants. The fee for this class is non-refundable. If cancelled by NPA, you will receive a full refund.

    Participants will be using sharp tools and wire and will be required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival. While taught at Bellevue Botanical Garden, this is an NPA Workshop. Please direct any questions to info@northwestperennialalliance.org.  

    • March 09, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • In-person at BBG - and Zoom Webinar - REGISTER for Webinar ONLY!
    • 314
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    Saturday, March 9

    Design Makeovers for a Climate of Change

    Presented by Sue Goetz

    Plant Sale & Social - Noon to 1 pm at BBG

    Lecture - 1 pm at BBG and via Zoom

    Join Sue Goetz, award-winning garden designer, writer, and speaker, to learn about designing your garden for a changing climate. Wet winters, dry summers, heat domes, atmospheric rivers, or whatever the terminology, how does all this fit the puzzle of garden design? Learn tips, techniques, and stylizing for the real world. Healthy soil, drought-tolerant plants, micro-climates, rain gardens, no lawns, and more! Before and after makeover ideas for sustainability, resilience, and adaptability. 

    Join NPA for this event either in-person at Bellevue Botanical Garden (no need to register) or via Zoom (register to receive the link).

    At BBG, we will serve light refreshments, and offer a selection of lovely plants to buy! Attend in-person for a chance to win a door prize.

      Lecture will not be recorded. 

      NPA Members - FREE 

      Non-members - $20 

      In Person at BBG: Registration not required - Seating limited to 150. First come, first served.

      Zoom: Registration required to receive link 

      • March 24, 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Bellevue Botanical Garden

      Sunday, March 24

      Plant Sale at Bellevue Botanical Garden

      10 am to 1 pm

      March is a great time to buy plants from a select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers who sell an amazing collection of hard-to-find and old-time favorite perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses and more. Your support helps these growers thrive and prosper, and in return they can grow even more special plants for our gardens!

      This is a 'Farmer's Market Style' plant sale where you purchase plants directly from each seller - bring your own small wagon/cart to carry your purchases back to your car.

      Visit the NPA Border after shopping!

      • May 05, 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Bellevue Botanical Garden

      Sunday, May 5

      Spring Plant Sale at Bellevue Botanical Garden

      10 am to 1 pm

      May is a great time to buy plants from a select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers who sell an amazing collection of hard-to-find and old-time favorite perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses and more. Your support helps these growers thrive and prosper, and in return they can grow even more special plants for our gardens!

      This is a 'Farmer's Market Style' plant sale where you purchase plants directly from each seller - bring your own small wagon/cart to carry your purchases back to your car.

      Visit the NPA Border after shopping!

      • September 07, 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Bellevue Botanical Garden

      Saturday, September 7

      Fall Plant Sale at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

      10 am to 1 pm

      Fall is the perfect time to plant! Buy plants from a select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers who sell amazing perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses and more.

      This is a Farmer's Market style plant sale where you purchase plants directly from each seller - bring your own small wagon/cart. 

      The PARKING lot is often full - but additional parking is not far away - down Main Street.

      Visit the NPA Border after shopping!

    Contact NPA:   425-647-6004

    info@northwestperennialalliance.org

    Mailing Address:   PO Box 1034  Bellevue, WA  98009-1034

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