Mount Baker Garden Tour
Saturday, July 9 from 10 am - 4 pm
Walk, bike, or drive—the Mount Baker Garden Tour, Hidden Gardens and Outdoor Spaces, is a great way to spend a day, no matter how you traverse it. The self guided tour features an eclectic collection of ten gardens ranging from formal estates, to urban outdoor living spaces to organic vegetable gardens with chickens.
Starting at the Mount Baker Community Club, the heart of the neighborhood, you can walk, drive or bike the 1.5 mile south loop of the tour and return back to the clubhouse. A quick drive to the north end of the neighborhood takes you to more gardens and to Bradner Gardens, a P-Patch and community garden with spectacular city views. Master Gardeners and other garden experts will be available in the gardens to answer question.
The gardens on the tour are beautiful and varied, and are set in one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets: the Mount Baker neighborhood. Along the shores of Lake Washington, south of I-90, many Mount Baker parks and boulevards were laid out by John Charles Olmsted. Stately homes in the neighborhood date from the turn of the 20th century, when Seattle was a young, fast-growing city.
With ample places to stop for refreshment, the Mount Baker Garden Tour is a great outing for friends and families. Come explore the gardens, culture, parks and views of this historical Seattle neighborhood!
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the tour. Children under 10 are free. The proceeds from the tour will raise funds for the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse.
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Volunteers Needed for Garden Tour
July 9th from 10 am - 4 pm
We need many volunteers for the July 9th garden tour, "Hidden Gardens and Outdoor Spaces of Mount Baker." We have 10 gardens on the tour and need some dedicated hosts in each the gardens for the day.
There are morning and afternoon shifts available as well as opportunities to help with set up activities the day before the tour.
Please email Gardenvolunteers@mountbaker.org if you interested in being part of this wonderful community day celebrating beauty in our neighborhood. Let us know your preference for a morning or an afternoon shift or if you can help in the days before the tour.
We will get back to you with shift times and logistics. This will be a fun event!
Hands On! Garden Container Workshop
Bradner Gardens, 1730 Bradner Pl S, 98144 Saturday, July 9 from 1pm - 3pm Tickets: $15.00
Take pride in building your own small container garden. We'll use salvaged old growth fir paneling and repurpose some beautiful and unique printer plates from Second Use to adorn our garden boxes in a shabby chic style. Learn about different plant combinations, both ornamental and edible, and how to water and care for your new creation for lasting enjoyment. Note: Plants and soil are not included.
Space is limited to 25 participants - sign up today! Age 18 and older only.
Learn From The Pros:
Steve Tracy - Lead instructor and maker extraordinaire
SE Tool Library - Lending tools and expertise
Second Use - Recycled materials, instruction and 10% off coupon
Urban Feed & Garden - Container garden planting how-to demo and 10% off coupon
It was a whirlwind 48 hours, and we were blown away by the support we saw from the MBCC community (that's you) to support our programs through GiveBIG. Despite all odds, you showed your commitment to building strong community connections by donating $15,310 in just two days!
Thank you to all who made this possible. We couldn't have done it without your incredible generosity. We are proud to partner with you, to be the "Heart of Mount Baker"!
Best of all, we have officially met the Board's challenge match of $10,000!
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