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

Upcoming events

    • April 28, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • A Zoom Class
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    Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 7 pm

    Potting Up Plants: 

    An Illustrated Story of the History & Fashion of Flowerpots

    with Linda Larson

    Since the beginning of time plants have moved around the world. Call them what you choose - flower pots, plant pots, containers or tubs - pots brought plants from all over the world to our own little spot of earth. The pots we find in our gardens today are the result of the evolution of available materials for making pots, the development of plant science, and even fashion.

    “Potting up Plants” is an illustrated look into the rich history and various styles of flower pots as well as the universal garden wisdom provided by these vessels. Beautiful images from gardens of the world. Linda has traveled to over 900 gardens in 35 countries and all 50 United States. She is always trying to find room for just one more flower pot in her home garden.

    Visit Linda's Website:

    NPA Members - $10  /  Non-Members - $20

    Linda Larsons  presentation will be recorded for registrants and made available to stream for 14 days after April 28th 2021. You must register and pay to receive a 'one time only' link to  the streamed recording. It is not available as a download and will not be available to buy in any form after April 28th 2021

    • May 01, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • September 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • NPA Member's Gardens

    Weekends, May through September 2021

    Open Garden Tours

    MEMBERS ONLY - Join NPA Today!

    Tour NPA members Open Gardens almost every weekend, May through September. Up to 100 private gardens, and a few public ones, are open each year.

    Members will find these gardens listed in the current Open Gardens Book; including garden locations, driving instructions, open dates and hours. Check out nearby NPA Business Members when you're out and about, many offer discounts to NPA members (bring your current NPA membership card).

    MEMBERS ONLY:  You must be an active member of the Northwest Perennial Alliance to tour our member's open gardens. Join now or renew your membership to receive our exclusive Open Gardens Book, which is your ticket to enter all the beautiful gardens on our Open Garden weekends.

    To verify you are an active member of NPA - please log in to your member account on this website, using your email address and password. Your account profile lists you as Active, Pending, or Lapsed. Renewing your membership is simple, just click the Join/Renew button!

    • May 06, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Register with Bellevue Botanical Garden to watch on Zoom.

    May 6 2021, 7 pm - 8:30 pm

    Art, Science & Magic of Propagation 

    Cuttings, Divisions, and Forsythe Pot Demonstration 

    Click to Register with BBG

    A detailed PowerPoint, with some short videos demonstrating techniques - and we almost guarantee success! Armed with a materials list to create your own Forsythe pot, you can confidently create new plants from the treasured plants in your garden.

    Presented by Gordon Polson and Alison Johnson

    A book called 'Cuttings through the Year' is recommended, and is for sale in the Trillium store at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

    Registration through Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.

    Fee: $5 members /$15 non-members

    • May 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • A Zoom presentation
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    Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 7 - 8:30 pm

    No Lawn Landscape?!

    with Linda Andrews

    Are you ready to lose your lawn? No matter the climate zone, and no matter how little sense they make in some situations, lawns are the default choice of ground covering in North America, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Without lawn we have more opportunities to enjoy diverse plantings and welcome wildlife. We also increase our opportunities to manage storm water, limit supplemental water use, and reduce fossil fuel and chemical pollution. We will explore the advantages of eliminating lawn and gain strategies for designing delightful outdoor spaces for relaxing, socializing, playing, and passionate gardening.

    Registration required

    NPA Members $10

    Non Members $20 

    This presentation will be recorded and made available to registrants for 14 days after May 12th

    • May 13, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Register with BBG to watch on Zoom

    Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7 pm

    Get to Know the BBG

    with Alison Johnson

    Click to Register with BBG

    The Bellevue Botanical Garden, or BBG, is an oasis in the middle of Bellevue! Join Alison Johnson as she introduces you to the garden through its history, the variety of gardens that are part of the larger garden, how it changes through the seasons and what the opportunities are for visitors and volunteers. Alison is a long-time member of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society where she serves on the Education Committee, is the current Co-president of the Northwest Perennial Alliance (which maintains the Perennial Border at BBG), and a Master Gardener.

    $5 NPA and BBGS members / $15 Non-members

    Registration  through the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society :

    Register with BBG here

    Sponsored by:  Aegis

    • May 23, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online Webinar or In-person Event

    Sunday, May 23, 2021 - Date, Time, & Place to be Confirmed

    Online Webinar or In-person Event - Speaker TBA

    NPA Members - FREE / Non-members $15

    Details for this NEW lecture based north of Seattle, hopefully near a ferry terminal, will be announced and posted on NPA's website, and in our Member E-newsletters.

    An in-person event will include a Plant Sale prior to the lecture, and light refreshments.

    • August 07, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA

    Saturday, August 7, 2021

    1st Annual NPA Border Gala

    Mark your Calendar for this Not-to-be-Missed Social Event!

    Join NPA for our social event of the year. There will be food, wine, interesting speakers, and lots of garden-related fun. All to raise money for the gorgeous, and popular, NPA Perennial Border. 

    Watch for details on NPA's website and in our Member E-newsletters.

    • September 05, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online or in-person at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

    Sunday, September 5, 2021

    Fall Plant Sale

    Health restrictions will determine whether this sale will be held online with curbside pickup, or in-person - watch for details on NPA's website and Member E-newsletters.

    Fall is the perfect time to plant! Join NPA to buy plants from a select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers who 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!

    • September 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    Annual Membership Meeting, Lecture, and Plant Sale

    Speaker TBA

    NPA Members FREE / Non-members $15

    Noon:  Come early, save a seat, visit, and buy plants from NPA!

    12:45 pm:  NPA will introduce newly elected Board Officers, and hold a brief General Membership meeting

    1:00 pm:  Lecture begins

    Watch for details on NPA's website and in our Member E-newsletters.

    • October 03, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Date, Time & Place to be Confirmed

    Sunday, October 3, 2020 - Date, Time, & Place to be Confirmed 

    South Sound Lecture - and Plant Sale too!

    Speaker TBA

    NPA Members FREE / Non-members $15

    Noon - Doors open, Plant Sale & Social Time

    1 pm - Lecture begins

    Watch for details on NPA's website and in our Member E-newsletters.

    • October 18, 2021
    • 6:00 AM (PDT)
    • October 26, 2021
    • 10:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online Shopping - Pickup Plants at Bellevue Botanical Garden

    Hellebore Plant Sale - Online Shopping

    Online Store Opens:  Monday, October 18th at 6 am

    Online Store Closes: Tuesday, October 26th at 10 pm

    Plant Pickup Day: Thursday, October 28th, times TBA

    Shop for new varieties of Hellebores, and old favorites too. Fall is the perfect time to plant these winter-blooming beauties, so mark your calendar and check out the online store on NPA's website to find the perfect Hellebore for your garden!

    Watch for details on NPA's website and in our Member E-newsletters.

Contact NPA:   425-647-6004

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

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