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our monthly meetings 2019-2020
NWNARGS meets ten times a year in Seattle or Bellevue. 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. See maps below for exact locations. 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.
November and January meetings (no meeting in December) are at:
UW Northwest Horticultural Society Hall
(formerly Center for Urban Horticulture)
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195
February through July, September and October (no meeting in August) are at:
Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
2020 Programs & Events
January 9. UW Northwest Horticultural Society Hall: Christina Pfeiffer, "How to Prune: So You Don't Have to Prune So Often"
February 16 (SUNDAY, 11:00 AM - NOTE DIFFERENT DAY AND TIME). Bellevue Botanical Garden: Tammy Brown, Olympia Fuchsia Society, "Hardy Fuchsias"
March 12. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Mark Turner, Professional Photographer, "PNW Wildflowers"
April 9. Bellevue Botanical Garden: TBA
April 11. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Spring Plant Sale (open to the public)
May 14. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Cliff Booker, Sound Horticulture, "TBA"
June 11. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Barry and Sue Hoffer, Maples for All Seasons, "Japanese Maples"
July 9. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Ian Barclay, Desert NW Nursery, "Cold Hardy Desert Plants"
August 15. Annual Summer Picnic (location TBA)
2019 Programs & Events
January 10. UW Northwest Horticultural Society Hall: Members' Short Programs - Bring your CDs and Photos!
February 14. CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER Bellevue Botanical Garden: Linda Cochran, "Developing a New Garden in Port Ludlow"
March 14. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Jay Akerley, Alpine Garden Club of BC, "BC Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Natives from Rainy Sea Level to Above Treeline and Local Gardens"
April 11. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Ger van den Beuken, "Compilation and Description of the Best Alpines of My Life"
May 9. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Norm Jacobs, Arbutus Garden Arts Nursery, "Developing a Sunny New Garden on Seven Acres Surrounded by a Creek"
June 13. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Thomas Johnson and Kirk Hansen, Sebright Gardens, "Hostas"
July 11. RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY Bellevue Botanical Garden: Linda Cochran, "Developing a New Garden in Port Ludlow"
August 17. Annual Summer Picnic, hosted by Sandy and Ted Milam (Evergreen Arboretum, Everett).
September 12. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Mary Ellen Asmundson, NWNARGS Chapter Member, "Alpine Plants at Sea Level in Newfoundland"
October 10. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Bryon Jones, Horticulturalist at Point Defiance Zoo, "Connecting Animals, Plants, and People" + Members-only Fall Plant Sale