Fall Festival of Plants & Speakers

Cool Plants & Hot Tips

2021 Cool Plants - Hot Tips
This annual Fall Plant Sale event will take place Sunday, September 12, 9:00am-3:00pm at the Bellevue Botanical Garden (BBG). After a hot scorching summer, fall is a good time to find new plants to replace your plants that burnt to a crisp with fresh, cool plants. Fall is the ideal time to plant. The weather is cooler for you and your new plants, you will need less water before our fall rains begin, and you will give the plants some time to settle before they explode in the spring!


Several local specialty plant vendors will be selling plants at this sale. The current list of vendors includes:

  • Celestial Dream Gardens
  • Chimacum Woods
  • Eastside Fuchsia Society
  • Keeping it Green Nursery
  • Lee Farm & Nursery
  • Washington Native Plant Society


  • Windcliff Plants

We will be hosting guided talks throughout the garden, focusing on unique areas that are individually maintained by the BBG Garden Partners. You may register for the guided talks that we are now planning. The guided talks will take place in the partner areas and highlight

  • the Eastside Fuchsia Society‘s alluring fuchsias,
  • the Northwest Perennial Alliance‘s perennial border,
  • the Puget Sound Dahlia Association‘s dahlias display,
  • the Washington Native Plant Society‘s must-have natives in their Discovery Garden,
  • the irresistible grasses in the Urban Meadow
  • and more.

A special walking-talking tour is planned for the ongoing hot topic of landscape garden planning.

Look for registration details soon! The plant sale, guided talks and planned speakers are open to the public.



There will be special guest speakers during the day at this event. The speakers will include local celebrity gardeners and educators Ciscoe Morris, Oh la la!, Nita-Jo Rountree and Christina Pfeiffer. These speaker events will take place inside the Aaron Education Center at BBG, and seating will be limited.

Watch for registration details to make sure you are signed up for these entertaining and informative talks.



The Fall Festival of Plants and Speakers – Cool Plants – Hot Tips is a fundraising event for the Master Gardener Foundation of King County. We hope that you will plan to attend, buying plants for setting out in your garden as the rainy season lingers on the horizon and registering for the guided talks and speakers to learn more about how to care for the plants that thrive not only at the Bellevue Botanical Garden but also in our own gardens here in the PNW.

Master Gardener Foundation of King County
Master Gardener Foundation of King County

The Foundation provides the essential financial support for all Master Gardener activities in King County.
In 2021 we are building a new demonstration garden to extend our mission to reach residents
with information about environmentally friendly, sustainable vegetable gardening in urban areas.
Funding for our email, in person and video clinics allows us to continue to provide
research-based gardening information to home gardeners this year.

Thank you for your continuing support.


Updated July 29, 2021

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