NPA Spring Plant Sale
Sunday, May 1st, 9 am - 3 pm
North Seattle College
9600 College Way N, Seattle
Our biggest sale of the year features thousands of plants from specialty nurseries, our famous NPA Border and members’ gardens. Shop in comfort indoors. Discover new plant introductions, the rare and unusual, as well as established favorites. Perennials, natives, woodland plants, grasses, shrubs, small trees and much, much more. Shop tax-free while you help support the educational programs of NPA.
Plenty of free parking. For quick plant sale access, park in the lots on the west side of campus, off College Way North, between 95th & 97th. Parking is free in these lots on Sunday. Get driving directions.
Please donate plants from your garden!
Are there plants in your garden that you would like to donate? We welcome all kinds of plants: divisions, seedlings, treasures, favorites and everyday plants. Please include the plant name (Latin and/or common) on a white plant label. For questions, or to find out where to drop off your plants, email us.
Volunteer for the sale
Unload plants, set up tables, price plants, set up displays, cashier—there are dozens of volunteer jobs to do at the Spring Plant Sale. Many NPA members volunteer so that they can get into the sale early and scope out the choice plants before the hordes of shoppers hit. Everyone has fun and it’s a great way to meet other NPA members. To volunteer, sign up here.
Shop these great Plant Sale Vendors:
BLUE FROG NURSERY
Russ & Miriam Smith
A tempting assortment of perennials, ground covers, shrubs, trees and azaleas
Judy Zugish & Bill Roeder
Fat, juicy, healthy, 2-gallon perennials
CELESTIAL DREAM GARDENS
Healthy, well-grown plants, both tried and true or rare and few
EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Horticulture Program)
Perennials, shrubs, broadleaf evergreens and cactus
Planted up miniature gardens, plus many plants for miniature, trough or rock gardens, unique Abutilon hybrids and a choice variety of ferns
A North Bend nursery offering unusual shade-loving perennials
KEEPING IT GREEN
Hardy orchids, unusual woodlanders and natives.
Carrie & Dean Lee
Outstanding trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and hardy fuchsias
Wonderful plants, many from the NPA Border at BBG and our members’ gardens
QUEEN’S CUP NURSERY
Puget Sound easy care native perennials, including
rare and hard to find plants
Unusual perennials, hostas, ornamental grasses and ferns
WHITE PICKET GARDENS
Unusual perennials, drought tolerant plants, salvias and hebes
WIND POPPY FARM
Sara & John Burns
Grasses, sedges, rushes, water plants and perennials
Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones
Unusual, garden-worthy plants from around the world: vines, perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses and container plants.
The NPA Plant Sale Story
In 1984, Barbara Flynn held the first NPA plant sale in her horse paddock. The sale migrated from there to the driveways and garages of members’ homes. Attendees brought plant donations and their lunches, shopping for a few hours and then enjoying the companionship of fellow plant lovers.
As the size of the sale grew, it moved in 1988 to a schoolyard in North Seattle—a friendly site, except when it rained. Along with the member-donated plants, there was choice stock from the NPA Border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and from local vendors. With continued growth, the sale moved to Magnuson Park in 2000 to gain more space and a covered area, first using the old fire station for several years, then moving to a maintenance building.
In 2007, the sale was held in a hangar so large, it could hold all of our members shopping at the same time—but it was freezing cold and the restrooms were terrible! In 2008 we moved the sale to the comfort and convenience of North Seattle College, where it continues to be held today in the cafeteria and surrounding area.