Get Involved at the Border!
Volunteers make a difference! The NPA Border is maintained year-round by volunteers under the direction of the NPA Border Director.
Donate a few hours of your time
Border Weed & Feed: 3rd Thursday of each month from 9 am to 1 pm. Bring a sack lunch, work until noon in the Border, then relax and enjoy a meal and conversation with fellow volunteers.
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. As all gardens do, the NPA Border continues to evolve, showcasing a diverse collection of perennials, bulbs, grasses, trees, and shrubs. It is one of the largest public mixed borders in the country maintained by volunteers.