meetings & events calendar
our monthly meetings
NWNARGS meets up to ten times a year at the Bellevue Botanical Garden (12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005), in addition to periodic online meetings. Meetings feature illustrated presentations by local, national and international experts; plant cultivation tips and demonstrations; and information about Pacific Northwest growing conditions and plant resources. Meetings are usually held the second Thursday of each month (with exceptions, see below). Refreshments and social time start at 7:00 pm, business meeting and program at 7:30 pm. Please s the map below for the exact location. Our meetings are free and open to the public and non-members and guests are welcome! Please check our news page as dates approach for more in-depth information about upcoming meetings and events.
2023 Programs & Events
April 8, 2023 - Spring Plant Sale!
Rare plants from around the world and northwest natives will be on sale at the Bellevue Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8th. NWNARGS members' presale is from 9:30 am to 10:00 am. Non-members can join at the sale! Click here for more information!
April 13, 2023 - Linda Cochran, 'A Wildflower Tour of the Pacific Northwest'
Linda Cochran is a long time gardener in this area, most recently living in Port Ludlow. She spends most of her time researching, traveling to view, and trying to grow all the PNW native plants that catch her fancy. She has given many talks on the subject to various rock garden and other groups. Her specialty is growing or attempting to grow many of the more difficult but showy native plants.
May 11, 2023 - Mark Turner, talk TBD
Mark Turner is the photographer and co-author of the award-winning Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, published by Timber Press in 2006. He travelled over 45,000 miles throughout Washington and Oregon in 2003 and 2004 to find and photograph the flowers which are included in the book. Since then, he’s continued to photograph wildflowers and add them to his library.
June 8, 2023 - David Charlton, talk TBD
David Charlton is this year's NARGS National traveling speaker. He hails from Derbyshire, England. He has led mountain flower walks for Collett’s Mountain Holidays in the Dolomites, the Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa. He and Cliff Booker have published pocket field guides to the flowers of those mountains.
August 10, 2023 - Dr. Ross Bayton, talk TBD
Dr. Bayton is the Director of the renowned Heronswood Gardens in Kingston. He is an experienced gardener, plantsman, botanist and taxonomist with an infectious enthusiasm for all things green, and a noted communicator.
pictures from some of our past meetings
One of our members perusing some of Ron Ratko's seeds for sale. A percentage of the profits go to our chapter. Photo by Lynn Schueler
Thanks to our generous donors, we have an extensive collection of garden-related books for sale. Photo by Lynn Schueler
Photo by Lynn Schueler
At our monthly meeting. Photo by Lynn Schueler