Northwest NEWS

September 20, 1999

Home & Garden

Garden Club plans summer garden tour

   The Woodinville Garden Club is planning a public tour of local gardens to take place on Saturday, July 15, 2000. The club's members invite area homeowners who have developed unique or specialty home gardens to consider opening their gardens for the tour.

   "We gardeners recognize that our gardens are usually a 'work in-progress,'" said Carol Ager, Woodinville Garden Club co-president. "Gardens featured on our midsummer tour do not have to be perfect, but can be interesting due to stone work, a water feature, a collection of perennials, native plants, or a myriad of other reasons. We encourage interested gardeners to contact us as soon as possible."

   In connection with the garden tour, the club is reviewing possible beneficiaries, advertisers, and sponsors. Prospective beneficiaries must include an emphasis on horticulture, environmental concerns, or civic beautification. In addition to the planned garden tour, the Woodinville Garden Club holds a popular May plant sale.

   Woodinville Garden Club's fundraising events support community activities with an emphasis on horticulture. These have included gifts of scholarships, annual contributions to the Bellevue Botanical Garden and the World Gardening Organization, seasonal planting at the Woodinville Library and the Franciscan Health Care Center, and a major contribution to the Jerry Wilmot Park.

   For additional information, call Leslie Okerman at 425-481-6127.