Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Pacific Northwest

June, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

17th Annual West Seattle Garden Tour
The West Seattle Garden Tour celebrates the art of gardening for its 17th year on Sunday, July 17, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year's self-guided tour showcases ten spectacular residential gardens, including a 2.5-acre estate garden, and includes a noontime lecture.

Tickets are $15 per person (children 12 and under are free) and are available in nurseries throughout the Seattle area or may be purchased online from All net proceeds from the tour benefit local educational and horticultural projects and community gardens. Visit their website at for more information.


Gardening with Disabilities
If you garden with a disability, or are disabled and wish you could garden, The Enabling Garden, by Gene Rothert (Taylor Publishing Company, $13.95) is the book for you. It contains information on the best tools and techniques to make gardening easier and more accessible. There are diagrams for easy-to-build raised beds, containers, paths, and more.

The Enabling Garden provides tips on ergonomic tools, planting techniques, lists of plants that adapt to specific needs, and even tips for visually impaired gardeners. I recommend this book for anyone who loves to garden but can't get around they way they used to!


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