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Join the 2017 Tour of Gardens and Support WGC’s Community Projects

  • Written by Woodinville Garden Club

Established in 1984, the Woodinville Garden Club is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. As a community organization, our mission is to offer enrichment through learning about horticulture, participating in civic beautification and enjoying friendships as we pursue these activities.

Woodinville Garden 4cTo that end, we contribute to our community in many ways.  This year we were the sole sponsor for the Bellevue Botanical Garden Speaker Series, attended by avid gardeners from around the Puget Sound.  We contributed books about gardening and the environment, chosen by the teachers and librarians, to all the elementary school libraries in the Northshore School District.  Our Garden Therapy group worked once again with the Northshore Senior Center to plant and maintain the raised bed therapy  garden  first  installed by our club. Members of our organization are working in an advisory capacity with the City of Woodinville on the redesign of DeYoung Park.

Woodinville Garden Club is pleased to announce the winning candidates for this year’s 2017 scholarships.  Two scholarships were awarded to students who study botany, horticulture, landscape design or environmental science.  These scholarships are funded by WGC’s signature fund-raisers:  Woodinville Garden Club Tour of Gardens, on July 15th this year, and the Plant Sale held at Chateau Ste. Michelle on the day before Mother’s Day.  Contributions are also received from corporate matches and persons honoring fellow gardeners.

Bonnie Winters, of Mountlake Terrace, the recipient of the 2016 Memorial Scholarship, has been chosen to receive the scholarship for a second year. The Memorial Scholarship  honors  deceased members of Woodinville Garden Club who made unique contributions to the gardening tradition in our community.  Bonnie will continue her studies at Humboldt State University in California, where she will study paleobotany to pursue her interest in bioremediation of the environment through plants.

The  Founders   Scholarship, honoring the contribution and high standards of our founder, Vi Kono, has been awarded to Hailey Moore, who is currently studying at Bastyr University in the Holistic Landscape Design Certificate Program.  Her professional interest in horticulture is grounded by her belief that strong communities can be built around smart lifestyle systems  centered  on growing, cooking and sharing.

The Woodinville Garden Club's eighteenth annual Tour of Gardens will be held on Saturday, July 15th  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This self drive tour features five stunning private gardens in the Woodinville area. Proceeds support our scholarships,  civic beautification, youth gardening and world gardening projects.

For your convenience, tickets can be purchased online via the club website:  www.woodinvillegardenclub.org.  Tickets will also be sold 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.

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