Tickets for the 18th annual Master Gardeners Home Garden Tour on June 25 are now on sale, according to Bill Wrobel, Garden Tour co-chairman. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of tour.
The Petals and Pathways tour highlights eight Sequim gardens. They range from small city-lot sanctuaries to a 20-acre park with woods, ponds, grassy fields and pasture lands.
The sites were chosen as outstanding examples of what homeowners can do in their own gardens, Wrobel said. They provide models for do-it-yourself alternatives to traditional lawns, landscaping around septic systems, water features, raised beds, individual garden “rooms,” integrated edible landscapes and wildlife- and pet-friendly habitats.
One garden features a rural fantasy railroad complete with plantings to scale. Other gardens feature native plants, fruit orchards, weeping and contorted tree varieties,
roses, perennials, grasses, vegetables and a unique exhibit of orchids.
Tickets are available at Airport Garden Center, Gross’s Nursery and Florist, The Red Rooster Grocery, Henery’s Garden Center in Sequim and Port Townsend, McComb Gardens, Over the Fence, Sunny Farms Farm Store, Vision Landscape Nursery, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Clallam County Extension Office and from Master Gardener volunteers.
Wrobel said the Home Garden Tour supports local educational programs and maintains Master Gardeners demonstration gardens, which are open to the public free of charge. The gardens include the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, the Olympic Peninsula Demonstration Garden at Sequim’s Water Reclamation Park north of Carrie Blake Park and the vegetable garden at Robin Hill Farm, which supplies fresh produce to the Salvation Army soup kitchen in Port Angeles.