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Petals and Pathways Garden Tour 2024

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join fellow garden enthusiasts for a cherished, local event!

The 29th Annual Petals and Pathways Garden Tour will be held

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 in Port Angeles.

from 10 am to 4 pm.

Tickets will go on sale starting May 12th

and go through June 22nd.

Online Ticket Sales will be available until Sunday June 16th at

Early-bird Tickets $20 ~ Day-of-Tour Tickets $25

Buy Tickets at the following locations

Port Angeles: Airport Gardens ~ Port Book & News ~ Swain’s General Store

Sequim: Over the Fence ~ The Co-op Farm & Garden ~ Sunny Farms

The Petals & Pathways Home Garden Tour will be in Port Angeles this year with seven outstanding gardens, plus an added attraction for the more adventurous walker, Websters Woods. All these gardens, including Websters Woods will have Master Gardeners on site to assist and inform the garden enthusiast.

The Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County hosts these tours in which homeowners with fabulous gardens have offered to show their creations for the Foundation’s Fundraiser. These tours, along with the Annual Plant Sale at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden in Sequim help support the Foundation’s many community projects.

These gardens are all playfully named for their uniqueness such as “Islands of Color” and “Vedanta Retreat”.

These gardens feature whimsical artist creations that enhance the landscape’s natural beauty:

  • an urban garden paradise with beautifully crafted wood structures
  • soft bark cushioned pathways through tall red cedars
  • Japanese influenced “Niwaki” pruning techniques
  • and a lovely Victorian home and garden.

The Master Gardener Selection Committee looks for diversity, accessibility, and creativity in every garden selected.

Here is a brief description on what is being offered for viewing on this tour:


“Islands of Colors” is located just off the Lower Elwha Road. This 2.6-acre property sits on a sunny bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. There are two distinct areas to explore: the front yard, which features several trails that wander through tall western red cedar and big leaf maple trees, and feature numerous unusual nursery stumps and native vegetation; and the park-like backyard, which faces directly towards Mt Baker and features colorful beds of perennials, annuals, and shrubs; a fenced-in vegetable and fruit garden with apple trees, several types of berries, and cool-climate vegetables; and sitting areas for relaxing and enjoying the view. Each of the trails in the front yard have been given unique names that highlight key natural features such as the “Cedar Bend Trail” with a western red cedar whose trunk is bent at a 90-degree angle; a perfect spot for a family photo.


Meander along evergreen pathways and trails to the sights and sounds of waterfalls, streams, and ponds, and gaze at diverse waterfowl. This wooded habitat draws you in to explore and enjoy Arnold and Debbie’s passion and energy to create a special place for wildlife. Delight in the mediative view from a Northwest tea house perched above a natural landscape. Follow the perimeter along the upper pond to explore the rock terraced hillside with native plantings all designed to maximize color and texture. Enjoy a “rock treasure hunt” to see a variety of stones

thoughtfully placed in the gardens. Walk along the dam to view two large ponds and gardens from a higher vantage point to appreciate the expanse of the secluded forest and all that it offers. The wide variety of plants and trees provides an idyllic haven for wildlife as well as solace and harmony to visitors. Truly a hidden paradise.


The owners had been “chasing” winters annually in Victoria BC. When this property in a well-established neighborhood became available in April of 2019, they purchased it. John made a solemn promise to the prior owner to improve the unique garden. John has added patios, walkways and locally purchased stones to represent flowing streams. “Miyako’s Garden” (named in honor of the owner’s dear late mother) has earned the 2022 Summer Green Thumb Award from the Port Angeles Garden Club. There is a passion for shapes and the owner grooms many of the plants, bushes and trees into cloud shapes known in the Japanese technique as “Niwaki”. The crown jewel in the back yard is a formal tea house which is furnished with traditional tea house furniture. The iron tree with chandelier crystals is extraordinary when the sun shines on them. The owner visited a forest in Japan years ago with an entire section of native forest trees with these crystals hanging from them and dreamed one day of duplicating the vision in his own way. “Miyako’s” garden is a must see!


Have you ever collected something, not knowing why, but knowing that inspiration would hit one day? Artists are notorious for this, and Terri is no exception. Terri is a ceramic artist. She just sees things differently. A collection of doors and SHAZAM! The back garden’s privacy fence is “aDOORable!” Out front, a garden divider derived from glass doors and vintage recycled glass objects captures the attention of passersby. Don and Terri embarked on this garden adventure enamored by PNW evergreens and maples, some that are contorted into a variety of whimsical shapes. Their sense of humor and love of art is evident as you wander through the abundance of perennials. The grass from the original yard was removed and replaced with chips and walkable groundcover plants to encourage people to explore the hidden treasures that can only be appreciated when you get up close and personal. Recipients of the PA Garden Club Green Thumb Award Fall 2023, this garden will inspire your creative side. (164)


A variety of tall, blooming perennials border the lawns around this 120-year-old Victorian home. Upon entering the property, one finds the comforting umbrella shade of a mature, twisted Japanese Maple tree. The east side of the garden features plum, cherry and apple trees along with blueberries, and strawberries. The manicured Leland Cypress hedge, towers over bleeding hearts, lilies, delphinium, salvias, primrose, geranium and fern. On the back side of the hedge is the guest cottage and patio surrounded by strategically planted trees and shrubs creating a wonderful private retreat to read, contemplate, or visit friends. Opposite the cottage is an owner-built greenhouse extending the gardeners’ growing season. Since living at this property for 11 years these crafty gardeners have added the patio and walkway; built the shop, greenhouse, potting shed, and back porch cover plus all the red brick flower beds.


This quaint city lot in residential Port Angeles, Vedanta Retreat, offers a peaceful sanctuary with an assortment of perennials that attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees and with raised vegetable beds forming a border around the backyard. There are “before” pictures showing how this garden was transformed by the current homeowners’ makeover! The first step was to strip the grass and place a few stones. As much as they love the plants, the homeowners recognized a need for structure. Rock paths, sandstone, Lorenzo’s woodwork, and birdbaths skillfully placed throughout the yard, give this garden a comforting and healing sensation. Well-placed groundcovers gracefully transition the garden from the hardscape to the plants. Come get ideas for transforming your urban lawn into a peaceful sanctuary.


The 5th Street Community Garden is like a patchwork quilt of 54 rentable plots. All in one place on a site comprised of two City lots you will find an assortment of garden design layouts as confined by the 9’ x 12’ plot size. As you walk the grass paths notice examples of different planting arrangements including: trellis systems, seasonal plant protection, and use of raised beds. There is a 3-bin composting system, tools for sharing, and community areas along the front fence and near the picnic tables. Only organic growing and earth-friendly practices are used. This means no overhead sprinklers and the use of chemical insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers are prohibited. The plot renters enjoy a community of sharing ideas and the social aspect of coming together through the growing season. Clallam County Master Gardeners have enjoyed a presence in this garden since its beginning in 2011 and offer periodic demonstrations and monthly 2nd Saturday Garden Walks.


Webster’s Woods is a 5-acre sculpture park surrounding the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center gallery. The forested trails contain a permanent collection of artworks, as well as annual rotating outdoor exhibitions. Visitors can also enjoy original poems located on signboards throughout the park as a part of the Port Angeles Poetry in the Park program in collaboration with Olympic Peninsula Authors. Webster’s Woods is open daily from sunrise to sunset and entrance is free. Wear appropriate shoes as the trails can be challenging. Self-guided maps are available.


June 22
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County
(360) 565-2678


Port Angeles
Port Angeles, WA 98362 United States + Google Map