meetings & events calendar

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: [CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS] Mark Turner, Professional Photographer, "PNW Wildflowers"

April 9. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Member Slides and Short Programs [CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS]

May 14. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Cliff Booker, NARGS National Speaker Tour [CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS]

May 23 (rescheduled from April 11). Bellevue Botanical Garden: Spring Plant Sale (open to the public). [CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS]

June 11. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Barry and Sue Hoffer, Maples for All Seasons, "Japanese Maples" [CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS]

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"

April 13. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Spring Plant Sale (open to the public)

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

November 14. Annual Members' Banquet, CUH - Guest Speaker Joe Abken, Executive Director Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (chapter members and guests only)


pictures from some of our past meetings
Seed for Sale!
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
Garden Book Sale
Thanks to our generous donors, we have an extensive collection of garden-related books for sale. Photo by Lynn Schueler
Our Monthly Meeting At BBG
Photo by Lynn Schueler
Refreshments Table
At our monthly meeting. Photo by Lynn Schueler
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Our Monthly Meeting At BBG

Photo by Lynn Schueler