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Annual Garden Tour

The WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties hosted our Annual Garden Tour on July 24 2021. The tour was in the Satsop area of Grays Harbor at three outstanding private gardens designed by our own members.

The Schaefer Meadows garden has been featured in national and international magazines and books. Tons of granite boulders, huge ponds, select plants, mature trees and intimate garden rooms make this an unparalleled garden experience. The owner has been a Master Gardener since 1996 and although this treasure has been shared many times with our members over the years, it has not been on our tour since 2007.

The second Master Gardener has used her creative talents and sense of color to create a feast for the senses on the West Satsop River. Her canvas was a 25-acre clear-cut piece of property which has been developed into a beautiful tapestry of plants with many unusual conifers, an inspired border of grasses and perennials, lovely hardscaping and a large food garden. This Master Gardener has been a member since 2010.

The third property, a delightful country garden in the middle of the forest lights up with lots of chartreuse and blooming plants and colorful pots. Charming garden art and comfortable seating areas are incorporated throughout the garden. The property has a large orchard where you’ll be able to get tips on growing fruit in our climate. The garden has almost doubled in size since it was on our 2014 Garden Tour. This Master Gardener been a member since 2010.

Because we were unable to host our popular Home & Garden Show in May this year, we also offered our plant sale and Mini-Garden Show with vendors, located right on the Elma-Montesano Highway in Satsop.

The ticket books included garden addresses and particulars for each garden.

 

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. Please make all requests to WSU Extension 360-482-2934 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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Cooperating agencies: Washington State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Grays Harbor County.

 

Wooded country garden with small pond and an arched bridge

Flagstone patio with table and chairs with outside garden view

Outdoor room with porch swing