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CALENDAR - Events, Lectures, Classes, Workshops, & Open Gardens
April 22 - May 6, 2020
NPA encourages our members to GiveBIG this year!
What is GiveBIG? It's an online giving campaign that promotes philanthropy to hundreds of non-profit groups across Washington State - including the Northwest Perennial Alliance.
Every donation NPA receives helps us achieve our mission to promote horticultural education for our members and our community; through lectures, horticultural internships, the NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and more.
How can you support NPA's mission through GiveBIG?
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - CANCELLED
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!
May 5-7, 2020 - CANCELLED
We plan to offer a similar tour next year!
NPA invites you to join us on a tour of 10 Willamette Valley Specialty Nurseries on Tuesday, May 5th thru Thursday, May 7th, 2020. Three full days of fun, learning, plant shopping and exploring horticultural treasures with fellow members of NPA!
This tour is sponsored by NPA. It is organized and conducted by Gardens Dot Tours of Portland, Oregon.
The tour includes the following Specialty Nurseries, most also have gorgeous display gardens full of ideas:
CANCELLED - a similar tour will be offered in 2021
Registration is through Gardens Dot Tours.
Click Here to see Full Tour Details and a Reservation Link
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Daniel Mount lives on a small farm in the Snoqualmie Valley and enjoys growing organic veg and fruit and experimenting with flood tolerant plants. He has 30 years of career gardening in PNW and writes for and sits on the editorial board of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin, Pacific Horticulture Magazine.
He has a BS-Botany from University of Wisconsin and has traveled the world as a gardener and writer and curator picking up awards and accolades for his garden writing.
Daniel will introduce us to his love and appreciation of all the irises, with a presentation in the classroom. Then using the displays of irises in the Bellevue Botanical Garden he will educate and entertain us as we walk and talk in the borders.
Hopefully the weather in June will be good to us but dress accordingly so you don't miss out on the tour of the Irises at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
NPA members $25/non members $35
Friday, July 31, 2020 - NEW DATE
Don't miss this very exciting opportunity!
Debra Prinzing is a regular radio and television guest and has written many books on seasonal, local and sustainable flowers. We are so lucky that she lives in Washington state and has found time to present her PowerPoint, "America Beauty-Bringing the Slow Flowers Movement to your Garden". She has also generously agreed to donate copies of her books The 50 mile Bouquet and Slow Flowers as door prizes. Debra will also have books for sale.
NPA members $25 / non-members $35
Following this presentation, Debra is offering a Floral Design Workshop, which is an opportunity to design, and bring home, a lush centerpiece using NW annuals and perennials; there is a separate registration and a separate charge for this inspiring class and we must limit the class to 25 participants.
Hands-on workshop with a floral design expert!
Debra Prinzing is a regular radio and television guest and has written many books on seasonal, local and sustainable flowers. This is a wonderful opportunity to take a hands-on eco-floral design workshop from Debra herself!
Each attendee will design, and take home, their own lush centerpiece containing a wide array of Northwest-grown annuals, perennials, dahlias, roses and other popular cut flowers, paired with an American-made glass vase. All flowers and vase are included in the cost of the class.
Debra will discuss how to design with seasonal flowers (including those from your own garden) using environmentally-friendly techniques, as well as how to care for your arrangement and extend its vase life. You will leave inspired to continue cutting and arranging flowers as a gardeners regular practice!
To keep this a very special opportunity, we have to limit this class size to 25 participants.
NPA members $85/non members $100 - Includes Flowers and Vase
Contact NPA: 425-647-6004
PO Box 1034 Bellevue, WA 98009-1034