2013 Gardens

Click on the Garden name below to read the garden description.

Native Sun

The gardener has pursued a vigorous plan for natives, salvaging many of the former owner’s plants in the new design, which called for removing lawn and creating habitat.

High Contrast

A house of contemporary lines, with a composition of hardy Northwest natives, creates a bold balance of form and color in this garden.

Spirit House

Enter where you see the warm clay-tiled roof above rugosa and red abutilon, to a surprise of house-tall palms at home against villa-style stucco. An alert stone rabbit is your first sign of the gardener's passion.

Shared Sunset

Once upon a time, this garden was an orchard of apples, pears and plums, and this garden still honors its beginnings.

Small Wonder

These gardeners have made a great marriage of a plush garden and petite space.

Asian Forest

This Sound-side garden presents layers of mature trees and shrubs that unfold before you; it’s a space that is contemplative from many angles.

Collector's Garden

These gardeners never pass up a find, starting with a curb-full of great little conifers.

Color Holds Court

This surprising, tucked-away garden welcomes you to the entire neighborhood. Your first hit is color — hot, cool and vibrant.


As you enter, this garden opens onto a living room of foliage: hydrangeas, grasses and yellow azaleas draw you in.

The Tour

Garden locations are not revealed prior to the event.

Your Ticketbook will include the driving map to all of the Gardens which will be open on the day of the tour.

All tour participants are required to show their Ticketbook at each garden entrance.

Children 12 and under are free.

No pets (other than service animals) are allowed in the gardens.

2014 Ticket Outlets

Ticket books will be on sale at the end of May 2014:

Admiral Metropolitan Market
2320 42nd Ave SW
West Seattle; 206/937-0551

Swanson's Nursery
9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle; 206/782-2543

Village Green Perennial Nursery
10223 26th Ave SW
West Seattle; 206/767-7735

Wells Medina Nursery
8300 NE 24th
Medina; 425/454-1853

West Seattle Nursery
5275 California Ave SW
West Seattle; 206/935-9276