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 2012, I decided to write a guidebook from the perspective of a garden visitor that would compile information from garden websites, garden publica-tions and my own research. My book, Walking Washington’s Gardens, is now available in garden gift shops, public libraries, on amazon.com, and on this website. The most recent printing of my book was in 2016 with updates since its original printing.
Spring has arrived and many public gardens are beginning to hold plant sales and other events for the public. With gardens beginning to bloom, this is an excellent time to visit. My book gives you the information you need to help with your planning.
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.154 pages, paperback.
$22.95+ $4 shipping (WA residents add 8.7% sales tax)
Also available at:
- The Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island)
- Lakewold Gardens (Lakewood)
- Volunteer Park Conservatory (Seattle)
- The Bellevue Botanical Garden (Bellevue)
- Soos Creek Botanical Garden (Auburn/Kent)
- South Park Pharmacy (Mile Hill Rd. in West Port Orchard, next to QFC, 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/