The group normally meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. During COVID-10 precautions some meetings are held via ZOOM at intervals.
Any Club member can participate. You do not have to own a garden to join; container gardeners are welcome. To join this group, email a group leader per our monthly newsletter.
Our first meeting was on January 8 and our second meeting was on February 26. These meetings provided a forum for discussion of gardening ideas and field trips we may like.
In March, we met at Molbak’s in Woodinville, had lunch and browsed/shopped around the store.
On April 24, 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.
On May 2, a group met at Swansons Nursery for lunch and to browse/shop in the store. On 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. Its 150 acres are internationally recognized for the inspirational beauty of the refined gardens, natural landscapes and preserved forests. The Reserve's 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 Tuesday, 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 its 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 is so much more to visit and learn about!