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CALENDAR - Events, Lectures, Classes, Workshops, & Open Gardens
December 1, 2020 thru February 15, 2021
2021 Open Gardens Registration
Please sign up to be an NPA Open Gardens host for the 2021 season! It's a great way to share ideas, inspiration, and your love of gardening with other passionate gardeners.
Registration begins December 1, 2020
January 18 to 26, 2021 - Online Store Open
January 28, 2021 - Plant Pickup Date
Online Store Opens: Monday, Jan. 18th at 6 am
Online Store Closes: Tuesday, Jan. 26th at 10 pm
Plant Pickup Day: Thursday, Jan. 28th - time TBA
NPA will offer winter-interest perennial plants for your garden. Watch for details on NPA's website, and in our Member E-newsletters.
Customers must pick up purchased plants at the Prop Yard in the Bellevue Botanical Garden, please plan to carry your purchases 500-700 feet back to your own vehicle, small carts or wagons are OK in the garden.
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Highlights of the 2020 Open Garden Season
Presented by Donna Bogumill & Julia Graham
Registration is Required - Opens on January 1st
Zoom Webinar you attend virtually from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere with internet access)
NPA members are FREE / Non-members $15
Join NPA’s Open Gardens Project Chairs, Donna and Julia, as they take you on an awe-inspiring photographic tour of NPA’s 2020 Open Gardens. This presentation captures highlights from gardens opened 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.
Don’t miss this last chance to see Open Gardens you missed visiting last summer!
Contact NPA if you have any questions about your membership renewal status.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
'Getting to Know the BBG' with Alison Johnson
The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an oasis in the middle of downtown 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 border at the garden, and a Master Gardener.
$5 NPA and BBGS members / $15 Non-members
Registration for this class is through the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society website:
Click HERE to Register
Sponsored by: Aegis
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
'Making A New Garden in Port Ludlow, with Showy Natives'
by Linda Cochran
Registration Opens - January 1st
Renown PNW Gardener Linda Cochran will take us on her journey creating her new garden using natives... not just any natives, but exciting colorful, under-used and under-appreciated PNW natives. Linda will show how to use and how to grow these plants in your own garden, and show them growing in the wild.
Wednesday, February 17th at 7 pm
A Zoom Class to watch and enjoy from Home
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Peonies with Kit Haesloop
A Zoom Class to enjoy from your home
Registration Opens - February 1st
March 1 - 13, 2021
March Mania Plant Sale - Online Store w/ Curbside Pickup
Online Store Opens: Monday, March 1st at 6 am
Online Store Closes: Wednesday, March 10th at 10 pm
Plant Pickup Day: Saturday, March 13th - time TBA
Our ever-popular March Mania Plant Sale will be held online through the NPA website store. Curbside pickup will be at Bellevue Botanical Garden. Watch for sale details on NPA's website and in our Member E-newsletters.
March Mania proceeds supports both NPA's Horticultural Education Programs and our Specialty Nurseries, most of whom only sell plants at specialty plant sales.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Online Lecture - Speaker TBA
1 to 2 pm
NPA members $5 / Non-members $20
Watch for Registration Details on NPA's Website and in Member E-newsletters
NPA's annual Nicolay Lecture honors Kevin Nicolay, one of the founding members of the Northwest Perennial Alliance. This lecture features a well-known horticultural speaker and is always a popular event with our members.
Potting Up Plants: An Illustrated Story of the History & Fashion of Flowerpots
with Arizona Gardener, Linda Larson
Wednesday April 28th
Registration opens January 1st
Non members $20
Weekends, May through September 2021
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!
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Spring 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.
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!
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.
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.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Fall Plant Sale
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.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Annual Membership Meeting, Lecture, and Plant Sale
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
Sunday, October 3, 2020 - Date, Time, & Place to be Confirmed
South Sound Lecture - and Plant Sale too!
Noon - Doors open, Plant Sale & Social Time
1 pm - Lecture begins
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!
Contact NPA: 425-647-6004
Mailing Address: PO Box 1034 Bellevue, WA 98009-1034