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Open Gardens

NPA members enjoy free garden tours all season long. Through our Open Gardens program, members have the opportunity to visit as many as 100 open gardens each year. This popular benefit offers fun, inspiration, education, and the chance to share and connect with other gardening enthusiasts. 

  • Gardens of all styles and sizes
  • Organized as tours by date and location, so multiple gardens can be visited in one trip.
  • Scheduled on weekends from May through September
  • Mostly private gardens of NPA members
  • Open to NPA members and guests only
  • Free entry to public gardens on their open garden dates (NPA members only)
  • Throughout Puget Sound region and beyond

Join the Fun

Host an open garden

Visit open gardens

Open your garden! We'd love to visit.

Will you be an NPA Open Gardens host? While it takes some effort to get ready, it's very rewarding and lots of fun. Garden hosts enjoy welcoming visitors, showing their garden, and connecting with fellow gardening enthusiasts.

YES, your garden is worth visiting! The wonderful thing about gardens is they're as varied as the gardeners who create them. Your garden is different from every other garden. It’s your pride and joy, and fellow NPA members would love to see what you’ve created.  

Questions or need help? Contact the Open Gardens team: We're happy to help. 

Win a Gift Certificate!

Each time NPA members sign in at an Open Garden, they are entered in a drawing to win one of three $25 gift certificates! In addition, each garden host is automatically entered for one of four $50 gift certificates. The drawing takes place and winners are announced at NPA's January lecture event. Good luck!

Open Gardens Directory

The Open Gardens Directory is your key to visiting as many as 100 open gardens each season. It is mailed to NPA members in April and to new members shortly after they join. 

The directory lists all open gardens for the year,  organized by date and location. 

The directory includes everything you need to plan your visits and more:

  • Your NPA membership card
  • Details about each garden:  host, location, garden description, photo, contact info, open dates and hours
  • Gardens open by appointment
  • Public and display gardens that are NPA members
  • Business Spotlight, listing NPA Business Members, such as nurseries, and any discounts offered to NPA members

Contact NPA:   425-647-6004

Mailing Address:   PO Box 1034  Bellevue, WA  98009-1034

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