NPA Lectures

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

NPA lectures are held at the new education center at Bellevue Botanical Garden and at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH). 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. Spouses are included in your membership, so they get in free, too. You’re also welcome to bring a friend—nonmembers pay $10. 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/$10 for nonmembers. Kevin Nicolay was one of the founders of NPA. Read more about Kevin.

2014 Lecture Schedule

Sunday, January 19
"Inspiration Is Where You Find It: From Ireland to Enumclaw"
Lecture with Marianne Binetti

1 pm - Doors open at noon for plant and seed sales
NPA members free/Nonmembers $10
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle
Read more.

Sunday, March 16
Nicolay Memorial Lecture with Kirk R. Brown

1 pm - Doors open at noon for plant and seed sales
NPA members $5/Nonmembers $10
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle
Read more about this lecture.

Sunday, September 21
Annual Membership Meeting & Lecture
with New York Times garden columnist Anne Raver
1 pm
NEW VENUE: Bellevue Botanical Garden
Education Center
12001 Main Street, Bellevue

Information about more 2014 lectures to come.

Great lectures coming with Hardy Plant Study Weekend, June 20-23
Registration begins February 1.

For the complete list of NPA events, see our calendar.