“Walking Washington’s Gardens”


I am an independent author and school counselor living in Western Washington with my husband and pets. As a transplant from the east coast, I have grown to love the temperate climate and diverse natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I live less than a mile from Puget Sound and can even see the Seattle skyline from my back deck! Living in the West Sound region of Washington State has turned me into a gardener, and I have become passionate about public gardens. In 2012, I realized there wasn’t a guidebook on any of the public gardens in our state, so I decided to write one myself. After two summers of visiting all the gardens and many hours spent writing and editing, I completed my book, Walking Washington’s Gardens, and it is now available in garden gift shops, public libraries, on amazon.com, and on this website.

Washington State now has well over 30 stroll gardens ranging in size from an acre to hundreds of acres. February is the time when these gardens begin planning their events and stocking their gift shops for the year. This is the time of year when gardens that are open year-round, such as the Bellevue Botanical Garden and the gardens at Point Defiance Park, showcase spring bulbs in colorful displays, and many will soon be scheduling their spring plant sales and other special events. It’s the perfect time for you to begin planning your garden visits for the year, and my book gives you the information you need to plan visits to one or more gardens in a day. 

Walking Washington’s Gardens features 30 gardens that are open to the public on a regular basis, including estate gardens, city park gardens, nonprofit gardens on private property, conservatories and gardens in arboreta. Book Signing at Soos Creek Botanical GardenThe featured gardens include Albers Vista Gardens and the Bloedel Reserve in West Sound, Lakewold Gardens and the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in South Sound, the Seattle Arboretum and Japanese Garden, Meerkerk Gardens in North Sound, Ohme Gardens in Central Washington, Manito Park and Gardens in Eastern Washington, and more.

154 pages, paperback format only. GET YOUR COPY SOON WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 

SPECIAL PRICE ON THIS WEBSITE: $22.95+ $4 shipping

(WA residents add 8.7% sales tax) 

Resellers send inquiries to walkingwashingtonsgardens@gmail.com

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