Designers Garden Tour
Save the Date: June 17, 2017
Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm
This is my favorite event of the year. It’s not a typical garden tour where the focus is only on attractive plant material. Each landscape from the paths to patios, plant vignettes with art, unique edible gardens, rain gardens was planned. Expect to see unique use of space, dramatic layouts, small landscapes with surprisingly useful spaces, privacy screens and plantings, recycled materials used in new ways and much more. Fusions of modern landscape design, cottage garden and NW natural landscapes will be seen, admired, and shamelessly copied. Each year garden artists compete to have their art installed in the gardens for the tour. Some art will be available to purchase.
Take some great photos!! A vignette with the balance of color and proportion has been created for your viewing pleasure.
Love plants? You will see plants that are new to you or see familiar plants used in new and fun ways. There is a lot of opportunity for copying great ideas or simply appreciating landscapes that are so well integrated.
The tickets are $25.00 and the profits support educational programs for landscape design students at local colleges.
If you like getting a discount for early ticket purchase, here is a link. Typically discount tickets are available until May 1st. So hurry and get your discount and have your tickets mailed to your door.
This years gardens are on Portland’s Westside and are open by the generosity of the homeowners. Each garden will have the designers standing by to answer any of your questions.
New variety of St. John’s Wort is perfect for flower arranging. Hypericum frondosum ‘Sunburst’