Annual Garden Tour

maple-rThe 2017 Garden Tour was held in Pacific County on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Attendees were treated to extraordinary gardens in Pacific County. This is the first time our Master Gardener group has hosted a garden tour in Pacific County.

The 2017 tour featured five delightful gardens a short drive away in the Raymond area of Pacific County. The gardens were open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four of the gardens were in the scenic Willapa Valley, off Highway 6. The fifth garden, the historic North River Resort, is a few miles along SR 105, where the North River flows into Willapa Bay.

heartEach of the gardens has unique qualities, demonstrating a variety of gardening techniques to provide you with ideas for your own plantings. This tour includes a riverside property, a one-acre lake, and a variety of structures and sculptures, as well as adaptations for the Pacific County climate.

sculp2The ticket books, now available for $12, include garden descriptions, maps and driving directions to each garden. Choose your own starting point, and visit all or as many gardens as you want. This is a self-guided tour. Tickets can be purchased at Aberdeen, Marshall’s Garden & Pet; Hoquiam, Harbor Drug & Gifts; Montesano, Valu Drug; Elma Variety Store; Grayland, the Rose Cottage; Ocean Shores, Galway Bay/Celtic Imports and Mermaid Cove; Raymond, Dennis Company and Everyone’s Video & More; South Bend, Elixir Café and Floral Design. perg2

wistAll proceeds benefit the WSU Master Gardener educational program of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. More information about the next Garden Tour, contact the WSU Extension Grays Harbor County office at 360-482-2934 or the WSU Extension Pacific County office at: 360-875-9331.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Toni Gwin, WSU Extension, P.O. Box 88, South Bend, WA 98586, 360 875-9331; at least two weeks prior to the event.