Northwest NEWS

June 17, 2002

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Woodinville Garden Tour - July 13

The Woodinville Garden Club is planning a public tour of local gardens to take place on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
   The "Tour of Gardens 2002" will feature six diverse, private gardens located in the Woodinville community.
   One of two neighboring gardens includes a rambunctious burst of perennials within a hillside mixed border, a secluded reading area accented with a water feature, and a well-behaved, evergreen front garden that welcomes guests.
   As featured in the June issue of Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, the neighboring garden includes a large deck surrounded by a variety of unusual perennials suggesting peace and tranqulity. Here, garden rooms - each self-contained, but part of a dynamic whole - are anchored by trees and colorful shrubs.
   Also on tour is an Asian-influenced garden featuring a meandering path along a salmon stream that flows through the unique garden rooms and connects several water features, specimen trees and a teahouse to provide serene visual statements throughout.
   Additional open gardens include property with three tiers of plantings leading to a Mediterranean-inspired garden, a working horse farm with a natural trout pond and estate-like lawns bordered by a gently curving stream heavily planted with perennials, and an urban garden complete with a treehouse that overlooks the wildlife of natural wetlands.
   Following the tour, Woodinville's Willows Lodge will host a post-tour reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for all ticket holders. Along with appetizers, guests are invited to tour the Northwest-designed lodge and its gardens.
   Tickets are $15 per person. The ticket brochure includes complete driving instructions, map and descriptions for each garden.
   To order tickets by mail, send name, complete mailing address, phone number, the number of tickets needed and a check or money order to: Woodinville Garden Club, P.O. Box 1764, Woodinville, WA 98072. Tickets are also available at Molbak's nursery locations, at Classic Nursery on Avondale Road in Redmond, and at Ravenna Gardens' University Village location. Questions can be forwarded to Beth Smith at (425) 788-1144. Tickets are non-refundable and limited in quantity.
   The Woodinville Garden Club has been an active part of the Woodinville community since 1984.
   Woodinville Garden Club's fund- raising events support community beautification and educational activities with an emphasis on horticulture.