MY BOOK, WALKING WASHINGTON’S GARDENS, IS A GUIDEBOOK DEVOTED TO STROLL GARDENS IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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, and living in the West Sound region of Washington State has turned me into a gardener and public garden enthusiast. In 2014, I published “Walking Washington’s Gardens” — a guidebook to public gardens that compiles information from garden websites, garden publications and my own personal experience visiting the gardens. I updated some of the information in the book and had it reprinted under the same ISBN in 2016.
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. The 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.
Available for purchase at:
- The Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island)
- Lakewold Gardens (Lakewood)
- Volunteer Park Conservatory (Seattle)
- South Park Pharmacy (Mile Hill Rd. in West Port Orchard, in the shopping plaza across from McDonald’s)
I am also a freelance blogger with West Sound Home and Garden online magazine. My blog posts feature things to do around the West Sound region of Washington State. My WSHG posts can be seen at https://wshg.net/author/angie-narus/