Study Weekend 2022

Hello Fellow Study Weekend Regional Partner Groups,

NPA is diligently working out details for our upcoming 2022 Hardy Plant Study Weekend event. I’ve attached our announcement, for your use. Please note we haven’t yet set costs, but have listed ‘estimated costs’.

NPA will issue this announcement to our members in our yearly mailed magazine, sent out in early January – so you are getting an early look!

The MAJOR change with past events is to hold all speaker presentations on one full day. This greatly reduces convention center fees, and thereby reduces the final event costs for attendees. Also, our Covid protocols might also shift with time, but we’ve noted they might change.

Please let me know if you have any questions,


Diane Dancer


Study Weekend 2022 Announcement

Upcoming and ongoing events

NW Perennial Alliance – Study Weekend logo & updated flyer

Announcing the Northwest Perennial Alliance’s
Hardy Plant Study Weekend – Seattle/Bellevue
June 17-19, 2022

Study Weekend Registration Details
Registration to attend the 2022 Hardy Plant Study Weekend events opens at 7 am on February 15, 2022.
Registration is open to everyone at this time, not just members of NPA. Full payment is due at registration. **In
addition, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend, see Page 3 for details.

Updated Study Weekend 2022 Announcement


Follow the web page link



Dear members

As of June 2021, we are planning to return to live Study Days starting
in February 2022.

We have resumed our Open Garden program, details for which are in our

In the meantime, VHPG is adding a list of interesting websites,
videos, newletters, and instagram accounts on our website. Perhaps
this will give us a garden boost to where we can’t go in real life. If
you would like to add to this list, please send a note to

Virtual Chelsea


Virtual Kew


The Gardener – A film about Frank Cabot at QuatreVents


Facebook only

Peter Korn –

Tim Ingram –

On line zoom lectures from Xerces Society for Invertebrate conservation

Margaret Roach, A Way to Garden Website

Garden Masterclass with Annie Guilfoyle and Noel Kingsbury, Online Blog and Podcasts

Sarah Raven Website

Huw Richards Grow Foods Organically Utube channel

Great Dixter Zoom Lectures – next, May 9th –

The Garden Museum, London newsletter –

Art of the Garden: Dan Pearson –

Dan Hinkley’s weekly at Heronswood –

Ian Young’s Bulb Log, Scotland, weekly digest –

danger garden, a daily garden blog from Portland –

Instagram accounts worth following

John Grimshaw, Yorkshire Arboretum –  johnmgrimshaw

Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter head gardener – fergusmustafasabrigarrett
Aaron Bertelsen, Great Dixter veg gardener, kitchen and house manager – aaronbertelsenofficial
Great Dixter House and Gardens – greatdixterofficial

Tony Kirkham, Kew – kirkham_tony

Sue Wynn-Jones, Crug Farm Plants – suecrugfarmplants

James Hitchmough, University of Sheffield, Horticulture Ecology and Landscape Architecture – jameshitchmough
Nigel Dunnett, University of Sheffield, Planting Design and Urban Horticulture – nigel.dunnett

Jimi Blake, Huntingbrook Gardens, Ireland – jimiblake_huntingbrookgardens
Gravetye Manor, Gardens Team – thegravetyegardener
Beth Chatto’s Plants and Gardens – bethchattogardens

Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Garden – panayotikelaidis

Sean Hogan, Cistus Nursery, Portland – _sean_hogan

Sue Milliken, Far Reaches, Washington – far_reaches_botanical-conserve

Amy Sanderson, Stellata Plants, Saanich – amysandersonflowers
Stellata Plants, Saanich – stellataplants

Liberto Dario, grower and tour guide, Greece – libertodario


Study Days and Open Gardens

**********MESSAGE FROM THE CO-CHAIRS**********

During these extraordinary times, we want our members to know that we are not able to continue to plan Study Days and Open Gardens so that we are prepared when the current safety measures are lifted. For now, we are cancelling our May tour to Surrey gardens, including ‘The Glades’, possibly to reschedule later in the year. We are cancelling Westside Evening Walk for June 11 and a proposed Arbutus Greenway Tour for Saturday September 12. Our Fall Study Day is Cancelled  for October 24.