Pack your lunch, grab your sun hat and take a leisurely stroll through Woodcock Demonstration Gardens, 2711 Woodcock Road, Sequim, with veteran Master Gardener Valerie Bowers from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7.
Bowers is a longtime Master Gardener and has worked for years at the Demonstration Gardens helping in all the various gardens on display for the community’s enjoyment and educational learning. She is the team leader for the rose garden.
Her walk focuses on all the gardens with special emphasis put on the visitors’ interests. Other Team leaders of the gardens will be on hand to answer questions and give advice.
Organizers say things are coming along in blooms after a late spring, such as the columbines, roses, calendulas, and small fruits. There are also some new fruit trees that have found their home amongst the many varieties in the orchard.
The garden also features new mushroom and dye gardens, along with culinary herb and medicinal gardens, small fruits which consist of all types of berries, a cottage garden, pollinator garden, sedum garden, rose garden, dahlia garden, shade garden, ornamental grasses garden, shrub garden, winter garden and more.
The Woodcock Demonstration Gardens sits on a 2.74-acre site open to the public for free daily. Organizers welcome the public to bring a lunch on tour day and eat at a picnic table.
Walks continue at 11 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month through October.
Second Saturday Garden Walk returns to Port Angeles
Washington State University-certified Clallam County Master Gardeners Audreen Williams, Bob Cain, and Laurel Moulton lead the free, Second Saturday Garden Walk from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Port Angeles Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., directly across from City Hall.
July’s topics focus on the fungi and bacterial pathogens that the spring weather brought on, keeping fruit and produce from bird and other pest damage, and timing for fall and winter harvesting.
Organizers say there is always time to ask questions and get timely advice on this fast-paced walk-through.
Attendees are encouraged to check the Clallam County Master Gardener online calendar for updates of any presentation at https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam/master-gardener-calendar/.