Secret Garden Tour-Port Townsend

Secret Garden Tour-Port Townsend

(c) secret garden tourThis Saturday a treat awaits all your senses with the Secret Garden Tour in and around Port Townsend, WA.

This annual event is sponsored by the Washington State University Jefferson County Master Gardeners and runs from 10 AM to 4 PM. There will be live music at some locations, docents on hand to answer questions and featured “WOW” plants.

Some of the WOW plants this year are Acer palmatum ‘Aconitifolium’, Sequoia sempervirens ‘Nana Pewndula’. There is even one small cottage garden that has a plethora of Clematis varieties climbing up while shrubs, perennials and edibles form a beautiful tapestry skirt.Design plays a part as well.

Chairperson Kris Burns says, “… one garden has multiple garden rooms which contain some rather interesting furniture layouts.”

The theme this year is “Sustainable Gardening Practices” so it is a great time to go and learn even more about making your garden impact the future positively.

Kris says, “Although each of our gardens are sustainable on many levels, I was concerned that sustainable gardening practices sounds still too much like a current buzz phrase. So, in each garden we emphasize a sustainable gardening practice either with demonstration, discussion and/or display.”

Kris had so many great ideas for sustainable gardening that she has agreed to share them in our next post. Looking forward to that!

You will need transportation from each garden and maps are available. No pets, please.

For tickets, call Kathi Boyker at (360) 765-4717. And in case you’re curious, proceeds benefit Jefferson County students pursuing horticulture or environmental studies–a very worthy cause.

  • John Henry Burns
    Posted at 22:42h, 20 June Reply

    Woohoo, way to go Kris! I didn’t know you were applying sustainable practices on your gardens, I am interested to hear more!

    Bye for now,

    – John

  • jean janis
    Posted at 13:01h, 30 June Reply

    Hi…Bet you had really successful garden tour with you at the helm. Sorry I missed it as I did ours this year. Next year we wil have to plan our vacation around the tours. Have a fabulous summer. JJ

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