Get Involved at the Border!
Volunteers make a difference! The NPA Border is maintained year-round by volunteers under the direction of our Border Supervisor.
Donate a few hours of your time
Border Weed & Feed
9 am to noon, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Spend two hours working in the Border, then share a Potluck Lunch in the Aaron Education Center. Please join us each month at this popular event.
Plant Propagation Exhibit
The Exhibit was built in 2016 to provide an education facility to grow and propagate hardy, herbaceous plants.
Donate Plants to the Border
The NPA Border has been a featured attraction at the Bellevue Botanical Garden since the garden opened in 1992. Charles Price, Glenn Withey, Bob Lilly and Carrie Becker designed the original border. In 2008 a large project to incorporate stairs and paths through the Border was accomplished through a successful partnership between NPA and the Bellevue Botanical Garden, the City of Bellevue Parks Planning and Resource Management divisions, and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society with Price and Withey doing the Border re-design. Today the Border continues to evolve as an example of a distinctly American-style mixed border, showcasing a diverse collection of perennials, bulbs, grasses, trees, and shrubs. The NPA Border is one of the largest public mixed borders in the country maintained by volunteers.