Upcoming  Events



    Meeting of Like Minds
    Steve Hootman from the
    Rhododendron Species Garden

    When:  Tuesday, June 19th, 7 pm - 9 pm

   Where:  Center for Urban Horticulture
      3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle WA 98015

This event is free for all PlantAmnesty Members! If you have a friend who is interested in becoming a member, feel free to bring them with you!

Steve Hootman is the Executive Director and Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, which has been called "one of the top five botanical gardens in the country". The garden contains the most comprehensive collection of Rhododendron species in the world and includes a tremendous assortment of companion plants collected from exotic locations around the planet. 
Steve has participated in or led around twenty expeditions into the remote regions of the world, looking for rare and new taxa of rhododendrons and other plants and is considered one of the world authorities on the genus of Rhododendron as well as related taxa Agapetes, Vaccinium and Gaultheria.
This is a potluck style event, so please bring a dish or beverage to share. If you don't have an item to share, you can bring money to donate. 




Join us for our first annual Plant Geek Trivia FUNdraiser at the Lagunitas TapRoom on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

The doors open at 5:30 P.M., and trivia will run from 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 PM. Trivia will be provided by the Pub Professor, and will include questions about Plant Identification, National Parks and Plant Physiology. If trivia isn't your thing, we will have games outside and a silent auction, with the event wrapping up at 8:30 P.M. 

There isn't a fee to attend this event, but 100% of the beer proceeds will be donated to PlantAmnesty, so bring your friends and get ready to have some fun. We will also have non-alcoholic beverages for purchase, and a food truck on site (Alaskan Dumplings) to make sure you have all of your needs met. 

Lagunitas TapRoom
1550 NW 49th St. 
Seattle, WA 98107




A Walk Through Bellevue Botanical Garden
With George Lasch


When: Saturday, July 28 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Bellevue Botanical Garden
            12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005

Fee: $20 Pre-registration for this event is a must,
        as these walking tours always sell out.
        E-mail info@plantamnesty.org or call 206-783-9813.



Come take a walk through Bellevue Botanical Garden with George Lasch, the man who led the renovation of the famed National Perennial Alliance boarder at BBG. As we tour the garden, you will learn why George thinks some plants are more garden worthy than others, through his opinionated and hilarious lens.

George is known by many for his passion for plants, the "good, bad and why bother" series of lectures he does for the Master Gardeners and hydrangea pruning lectures at PlantAmnesty's Prune-A-Thon. He has also been shaping horticultural minds at Edmonds Community College for over 10 years, and has a lifetime's worth of experience working at public gardens throughout the US and UK. 

Gala Photos Available

Photos from PlantAmnesty’s 30th Anniversary Gala are now available online courtesy of LaVie Photography.  Click on the following link to browse photos taken at the photo booth and also candid shots taken at the event:


You may download low resolution photos free-of charge.

If you would like a high resolution copy of any photo, note the number of the photo (e.g. #019 or #133), and send a request to info@plantamnesty.org.  Your request should include your name, your email address, and the number that identifies the photo you would like.  We will then send you an electronic copy of the photo(s) you request.

Thank you for helping us celebrate PlantAmnesty’s 30th Anniversary!



PlantAmnesty Hires Dominic Barrera
as Executive Director!
The PlantAmnesty Board is so pleased to have Dominic
join us in the role of Executive Director!
His energy and drive will lead us into a new future in 2018.