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CALENDAR - Events, Lectures, Classes, Workshops, & Open 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!
Workshop: Take Cuttings and Create a Forsythe Pot - With Alison Johnson
Location: NPA Member's Garden in Redmond
Date: June 23, 2021 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost includes all materials
$25 for NPA Members / $35 for Non-Members
Limited to 10 Participants - Sign up Early!
This in-person class includes all materials and instructions on how to make a Forsyth Pot, plus a hands-on lesson on how to take cuttings from the garden to propagate in your pot. Cuttings from the host's garden will be available to place in your Forsythe Pot to take home to grow.
Class will take place rain or shine, there is cover from the rain, but dress for the weather. Please bring your own secateurs/pruners for taking cuttings and your own gardening gloves.You will be given all the materials you need to make a Forsyth pot and one pot should be good for 8 cuttings. Please bring water and a snack; restrooms are available.
The address of the host garden will be sent when you register.
Public Gardens in Oregon, Washington, & British Columbia
Click to Register at BBGS
Class co-sponsored with Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.
As we emerge from hibernation and quarantine, consider exploring some of the world-class public gardens, nurseries, display gardens and other horticulture treasures of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
During this presentation, Lois Moss of Gardens Dot Tours, will share online maps showing fabulous horticultural places you can visit in OR, WA and BC. She will also illustrate how to create customized maps for your own day trips or multi-day vacations. The presentation includes photos and visitation tips for many of these public gardens and horticultural treasures.
Registration through the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society website! Click button above to register.
$10.50 NPA & BBGS Members / $15 Non-member
Make Your Own Cloches
To keep out the pesky rabbits and support your plants...
Workshop with Alison Johnson in an NPA Member's Redmond garden
Date: July 28, 2021 10:30 am - Noon
$30 NPA Members / $45 Non-Members
Class Size Limited to 15
This is an in-person, hands-on workshop. Cost includes all wiring materials needed to make 2 medium-size wire cloches and use of specialized pliers. Bring your own work gloves, and if you don't want to share the instructor's tools, bring wire cutters and needle nose pliers.
Workshop will be held at the home/garden of an NPA member and will take place rain or shine (there is cover from the rain and a restroom is available). Please bring a snack and drink. Host's address will be sent with registration acknowledgment.
Date: July 30th 2021 10:30 am - Noon
With Dr. Patrick McMillan, Director of Heronswood Garden
Date: August 18, 2021 7 pm
Zoom Online Lecture
NPA is very pleased to offer our members this exciting presentation from Heronswood's new Director, Dr. Patrick McMillan, who will discuss plans for the future at Heronswood, including a new 'Travelers Garden'.
Cost for Non-Members - $15
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!
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
Watch for details on NPA's website and in our Member E-newsletters.
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