NPA Lectures

NPA members enjoy three free lectures a year, plus just $5 for the annual Nicolay Lecture in April.

Lectures are held at the new education center at Bellevue Botanical Garden in Bellevue and at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) in Seattle. There is plenty of free parking at both locations. Doors open at noon for plant and seed sales, and refreshments.

Be sure to bring your NPA card to get in free. You’re also welcome to bring a friend—nonmembers pay $15. Not a member? You can join at the door or join now.

The meeting begins at 1 pm with a drawing for door prizes. This is followed by brief announcements about NPA events, then the lecture itself, which usually lasts an hour.

Nicolay Memorial Lecture

This lecture, usually in spring, features a celebrity speaker and costs $5 for NPA members/$20 for nonmembers. Kevin Nicolay was one of the founders of NPA. Read more about Kevin.

2015 Lecture Schedule

Sunday, January 25
“Lifelong Landscape Design: Can your landscape fit your lifestyle like a glove?”
Lecture with
Mary Palmer Dargan and Hugh Graham Dargan
1 pm - Doors open at noon for plant sales and book signing.
NPA members free/Nonmembers $15
Bellevue Botanical Garden's Education Center
12001 Main Street, Bellevue WA 98005
Read more about this lecture.

Sunday, March 15
"From Old Classics to New"
2015 Nicolay Memorial Lecture with Sean Hogan

1 pm - Doors open at noon for plant sales from Cistus Nursery
NPA members $5/Nonmembers $20
Bellevue Botanical Garden's Education Center
12001 Main Street, Bellevue WA 98005


More lectures to come! For the complete list of NPA events, see our calendar.