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Central Puget Sound Chapter

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to the Central Puget Sound Chapter (CPS) of the Washington Native Plant Society! 
We serve King County and the southern half of Snohomish County, encompassing native forests, alpine areas, wetlands, coastal areas, streams and a booming population.  For numerous ways to discover and protect native plants and their habitats close to home, see below.
Whether your interest is in learning all you can about native plants and botany, taking care of native plant habitats at home and beyond, or meeting others who are equally passionate about native plants, the CPS chapter has many ways for you to meet your goals.  Please explore our website, and do not hesitate to contact any of our board members if you would like to jump in or have questions.

Join us Tuesday April 25 at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

"Seeking Western Wildflowers" with Richard Ramsden
Photo credit: Camas in bloom (Camassia quamash)



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Volunteer for  the
Native Plant Sale

Help Wanted April 28 & 29

The sale will be held on Saturday April 29 at Mercerdale Park on Mercer Island.

Volunteer assignments are available April 28 and 29 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Volunteering allows you to shop at the show early for best selection! Meet other members...spend the day with plants...physical and non-physical tasks available...plant expertise not required!

For more information on specific assignments please click here or contact Rita Moore at rita.a.moore@gmail.com.

Native Plant Press


"Native Plant Press" April 2017 (Desktop version)

"Native Plant Press" April 2017 (Mobile version)

 NOTE: New chapter meeting locations for 2017

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the complete CPS calendar.

Upcoming Programs

  See all upcoming programs and complete information on our new program page.

Tuesday April 25
Richard Ramsden
"Seeking Western Wildflowers"

Tues. April 25 7:00 pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden, Aaron Education Center
12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005
Richard Ramsden will provide an examination of wildflowers in their native habitats from roadsides to mountain peaks of Washington. Native species discussed will include many rare or rarely seen. Their unique qualities will be highlighted as well as suggestions on where to see them this spring and upcoming summer. The program is intended for everyone with an interest in native plants: beginner or advanced, hiker or gardener.

The speaker is a longtime member of WNPS. Besides travelling extensively throughout Washington to seek out wildflowers in their native habitats, he also cultivates many in his Seattle garden and nursery. His photos have been included in many articles and books on western natives and his talks on this topic have been shared with groups from Vancouver BC to Portland OR.

Refreshments, Public Invited, Admission is free.


Central Puget Sound Chapter ~ Calendar of Events

April 2017
25 Richard Ramsden on "Seeking Washington Wildflowers." Bellevue Botanical Garden
       29 Spring Plant Sale, Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island
May 2017
       1 Nursery work party. Contact George Macomber for details: Georgems@98115.net
       4 Linda Vorobik speaking on the Flora of New Zealand. Center for Urban Horticulture
15 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office
June 2017
1 David Giblin speaking on the Hitchcock revision.
          Mountaineers Program Center, Cascade  Room
       5 Nursery work party. Contact George Macomber for details: Georgems@98115.net
       5 Marcia Rivers Smith, "Gardening with Native Plants," Sammamish Library
       13 Nancy Kartes, Manager, "Bellevue Botanical Garden Present and Future" and
           give a tour of the Urban Meadow Project.
       19 CPS Board Meeting, Magnuson Park office


Seeking Native Plants -What to do with your surplus native flora?  Donate of Course!


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