This is a brand new group. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Open to any Newcomers Club member.
You do not have to own a garden to join; container gardeners are
welcome. If you’d like to join this group, please email a group leader per our monthly newsletter.
Our first meeting was on Tues. Jan. 8 and our second meeting was on Tues. Feb. 26. These meetings provided a forum for discussion of gardening ideas and field trips we may like to go on.
In March, we met at Molbaks’s, had lunch and browsed/shopped around the store.
April 24th, a group went to Roozengaarde Tulip Farm in Mt Vernon, and later had lunch in La Conner. Also in April we visited the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle
May 2nd, a group met at Swansons Nursery for lunch and to browse/shop in the store. May 28 we met in Edmonds and put together flower containers.
On June 18, a group went to The Bloedel Reserve, a nature preserve on Bainbridge Island. It’s 150 acres are internationally recognized for the inspirational beauty of its refined gardens, natural landscapes and preserved forests. Its founders, Prentice and Virginia Bloedel, worked with the rugged geography of the land, and artfully transformed a rough hewn northwest forest into a harmonious series of curated gardens, structural features, and distinctive landscapes with nature as canvas and paint. It was truly beautiful and amazing. A MUST SEE!
The weekend of June 15 and 16, Laura’s Garden was open to the public for touring through the Northwest Perennial Alliance.
Our next meeting will be held on Tues., July 23. We will talk further about fun activities and subjects of our upcoming meetings. Places still to visit include Dunn Gardens, Kubota Japanese Gardens in South Seattle, the Arboretum including their Japanese Garden, Weyerhaeuser Rhododendron and Bonsai Gardens, Miller Garden in The Highlands, Marvin’s Garden in Ballard along with the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and it’s gardens. There are also neighborhood Garden Tours going on all summer in a variety of neighborhoods around Seattle and Puget Sound. Vashon Island is having its tour. Edmonds in Bloom Tour is on July 21. Also, Mukilteo has a Garden & Quilt Tour on July 20.........and there are so many more!