Venture behind the garden gate

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Peek into six stunning gardens on the Mill Creek Garden Tour, June 27 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for all ages and go on sale May 15 at the following locations: Artisan Custom Framing, 15111 Main Street, Ste. A104, Mill Creek Town Center; Li’l Sprout Nursery, 17414 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek; Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville, and online at Tickets are limited; purchasing in advance is recommended.

It’s behind a garden gate that a gardener’s true nature is uncovered. “Perennial Heaven” features an adventurous gardener who never met a plant she didn’t like. You’ll see proof when you admire the colorful planted window boxes and all the intriguing perennials encircling this beautiful garden — look out for hummingbirds. A peek at the one-acre woodsy “Lakeside Gem” reveals a craftswoman and true gardener as the many paths reveal treasures at every turn. Take your time; don’t miss a thing.

Contemplating vacations and retirement must have been this gardener’s inspiration for the calm and relaxing view from “Par for the Course” on the 13th tee box with its Torii-gated bell, water feature and perennials. A gardener with a decorator’s flair is discovered in a “Terraced Retreat” with an outdoor room created out of a sloping hillside yard. It’s sophisticated and private nestled under the trees.

Mill creek gardenVisit six home gardens during the Mill Creek Garden Tour. (Courtesy photo)“Certifiably Sustainable” shows this gardener’s respect for the environment — her yard is kind to our earth and beautiful with its waterfall, pond and plantings. And in “The Garden Love Built” this gardener honors his parents by transforming a blackberry-covered acre into an inspiring garden designed as a tribute to their WWII POW romance. Step with us behind the garden gate!

With your $15 purchase you will receive a tour guide which includes addresses and a map. Mill Creek Garden Club invites you to visit six gardens and before or after your self-guided tour, visit our shops, explore our parks and dine in our many restaurants!

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