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CALENDAR - Events, Lectures, Classes, Workshops, & Open Gardens
December 26, 2022 thru February 15, 2023
2023 Open Gardens Host Registration
Sign up now to open your garden for the 2023 NPA Open Gardens season! It's a great way to share ideas, inspiration, and your love of gardening with other passionate gardeners.
It doesn't matter what style, size, or age your garden is, fellow members would love to visit. Your garden is a reflection of your creativity, passion, and hard work. So why not share it and show off a little?
If you have questions or need help with completing your registration, contact the Open Gardens team at email@example.com.
Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 - 11:30 am
Highlights of 2022 Open Garden Tours
Presented by: Julia Graham & Donna Bogumill
FREE Webinar for NPA Members Only
Don’t miss the highlights! Join Donna Bogumill and Julia Graham, NPA’s Open Gardens Co-chairs, as they take you through a fabulous photo tour highlighting the 100+ gardens opened by fellow NPA members during the 2022 Open Gardens season.
This presentation will showcase the diversity of garden styles and designs, fabulous plant combinations, water features, creative use of hardscape, garden art, focal points, and so much more. If you missed visiting any of the wonderful gardens opened in 2022, or would like to revisit your favorites, here’s your chance.
This is an ONLINE presentation for NPA Members only. Members must register to receive a Zoom link to watch this event LIVE, where questions can be asked of the presenters after their presentation. A RECORDING of the live event will be shared with all NPA Members.
Saturday, February 18th
Two separate classes: 9:30-11am & 12:00-1:30pm
DIY Wire Cloche Workshop
Taught by Alison Johnson with the Northwest Perennial Alliance. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make the wire cloches NPA uses in the Perennial Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden to keep rabbits from eating the plants. They make great plant supports too!
Once you learn the wiring skills, you can make them any size and style that suits you, creating something worthy of a place in your garden. We will supply everything you need to make one medium-sized cloche, and you will receive a materials list with information on suppliers and tools.
REGISTER on the Bellevue Botanical Garden's website - Click HERE!
NPA Members - $ 24.50
Non-Members - $35.00
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Plant Sale at Noon - Lecture at 1 pm
Promise of Spring Lecture:
Beautiful Landscapes for Pollinator & Wildlife Habitat
Lecture presented by James Gagliardi, Garden Director of the Bellevue Botanical Garden
Gardens can be an oasis for many pollinator and bird species. Join James Gagliardi as he shares stories of creating successful habitats and educating the public, while showing beautiful images of gardens where he's worked. During this presentation James will share plants you can use in your own garden to support a healthy ecosystem for wildlife.
Wildlife habitat was a particular focus of James when he served as the lead horticulturist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. There he cared for the Pollinator Garden and led the design and installation of the Urban Bird Habitat. James served on a national Presidential taskforce to increase pollinator habitat around federal buildings. At Smithsonian Gardens he led the creation of an interpretive panel series The Pollination Investigation which he later travelled to Slovenia, Hungary, and Estonia to install in local botanical gardens as a guest of the US Embassies in those countries. The panels were also turned into a poster series that was distributed for free to 1,000 schools.
This is BOTH an IN-PERSON lecture at the Bellevue Botanical Garden - AND an online Zoom WEBINAR. See details below!
IN-PERSON LECTURE - This is a first-come, first-seated event - limited to 150 chairs and some standing room. We recommend you arrive when the doors open at noon, save a seat, shop at our Plant Sale, and then tour the NPA Perennial Border to see Daffodils in bloom. Refreshments will be served.
ZOOM WEBINAR - This is a live-streaming event, using Zoom's webinar service. If you wish to watch this lecture via ZOOM, you must REGISTER by clicking the register button on this website page. Our presenters will be screen-sharing their slideshow presentation from the podium while giving their live in-person lecture. Zoom Webinar attendees will be able to see their slides and hear their comments, but won't be able to ask questions via Zoom. A Zoom RECORDING will be shared with those who register.
NPA Members - FREE
Non-members - $20
Sunday, March 26
Plant Sale at Bellevue Botanical Garden
10 am to 2 pm
March is a great time to buy plants from a select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers who sell an amazing collection of hard-to-find and old-time favorite perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses and more. Your support helps these growers thrive and prosper, and in return they can grow even more special plants for our gardens!
This is a 'Farmer's Market Style' plant sale where you purchase plants directly from each seller - bring your own small wagon/cart to carry your purchases back to your car.
Visit the NPA Border after shopping!
Sunday, May 7
Spring Plant Sale at Bellevue Botanical Garden
May is a great time to buy plants from a select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers who sell an amazing collection of hard-to-find and old-time favorite perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses and more. Your support helps these growers thrive and prosper, and in return they can grow even more special plants for our gardens!
Saturday, September 2
Fall Plant Sale at Bellevue Botanical Gardens
Fall is the perfect time to plant! Buy plants from a select group of local small nurseries and specialty growers who sell amazing perennials, shrubs, ferns, grasses and more.
This is a Farmer's Market style plant sale where you purchase plants directly from each seller - bring your own small wagon/cart.
The PARKING lot is often full - but additional parking is not far away - down Main Street.
Contact NPA: 425-647-6004
Mailing Address: PO Box 1034 Bellevue, WA 98009-1034