NPA Spring Plant Sale
Sunday, April 13, 9 - 3 pm
North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way N, Seattle
Our biggest sale of the year features thousands of plants from specialty nurseries, our famous NPA Border and members’ gardens. Shop in comfort indoors. Discover new plant introductions, the rare and unusual, as well as established favorites. Perennials, natives, woodland plants, grasses, shrubs, small trees and much, much more. Shop tax-free while you help support the educational programs of NPA. See our list of great plant sale vendors.
Plenty of free parking. For quick plant sale access, park in the lots on the west side of campus, off College Way North, between 95th & 97th. Parking is free in these lots on Sunday.Get driving directions.
Please donate plants from your garden!
Are there plants in your garden that you would like to donate? We welcome all kinds of plants: divisions, seedlings, treasures, favorites and everyday plants. Please include the plant name (Latin and/or common) on a white plant label. For questions, or to find out where to drop off your plants, email us.
Volunteer for the sale
Unload plants, set up tables, price plants, set up displays, cashier—there are dozens of volunteer jobs to do at the Spring Plant Sale. Many NPA members volunteer so that they can get into the sale early and scope out the choice plants before the hordes of shoppers hit. Everyone has fun and it’s a great way to meet other NPA members. To volunteer, sign up here.
The Plant Sale Story
In 1984, the NPA Plant Sale began in the driveways and garages of members’ homes. Attendees brought plant donations and their lunches, shopping for a few hours and then enjoying the companionship of fellow plant lovers.
As the sale size grew, in 1988 it moved to a schoolyard in North Seattle—a friendly site, except when it rained. Along with the member-donated plants, there was choice stock from the NPA Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and from local vendors. With continued growth, the sale moved to Magnuson Park in 2000 to gain more space and a covered area, first using the old fire station for several years, then moving to a maintenance building.
In 2007, the sale was held in a hangar so large, it could hold all of our members shopping at the same time—but it was freezing cold and the restrooms were terrible! In 2008 we moved the sale to the comfort and convenience of North Seattle Community College, where it continues to be held today in the cafeteria area.