Our mild winter has set the stage for one of the best gardening seasons in recent memory. There’s no better time to witness the wide range of planting possibilities in the Northwest than at the Woodinville Garden Club’s upcoming Tour of Gardens.
The WGC’s 16th annual tour will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This self-drive garden exploration features five amazing local properties that offer visitors a feast of color and texture, thought-provoking plant combinations and artistic whimsy. Tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds from the tour are used to fund the club’s horticultural scholarships, as well as ongoing civic beautification projects.
Tickets will be available in early June at Molbak’s (Woodinville), Boxhill Farm Nursery (Duvall) and Wells Medina Nursery (Medina). Your ticket is a brochure that includes garden descriptions and driving directions to all the properties. For your convenience, tickets can also be purchased online via the club’s website at www.woodinvillegardenclub.org. As a bonus, orders placed online will ship with a voucher for a free 2015 tour poster per ticket while supplies last.
Ticket holders can end their tour day at a private reception at Molbak’s from 3:30 - 5 p.m. This event will include a wine tasting by Icon Cellars of Woodinville. A raffle drawing at the reception will award gift cards from Molbak’s, Purple Cafe, The Commons and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. Other raffle prizes include landscape consultation from Garden Workz Design, mulch from de Jong Sawdust & Shavings, an overnight accommodation for two at Willows Lodge and the original signed artwork by Ben Mann used for the 2015 poster art. Raffle tickets can be purchased in all of the gardens and at the after-tour reception. Winners need not be present to win.
The Woodinville Garden Club was established in 1984. The group’s mission is to provide civic enrichment through horticulture and various beautification and educational activities. A portion of the proceeds of the tour and the club’s other annual fundraiser, a plant sale at Chateau Ste. Michelle (held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day), is used to fund the organization’s civic activities.