The WSU Master Gardeners in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties Garden Tour is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24. featuring three gardens in the hills along the Satsop River.
The garden created by Dolores Cavanah is seldom open to visitors but is a must-see when it is open to visitors.
“The cow pasture is where I decided to build my house,” says Cavanah. “That took a year or so. Then came the garden! I had a blank canvas in that cow pasture. The process was so exciting, I knew I was in my element. I let the lay of the land, its contours, dips and rises tell me what to do. That’s how I created my garden.”
Beth Day Waters and her husband Steve Brill say that their garden “speaks to their love of nature, to their need for the great outdoors, to breathe fresh air.”
Robin Valentine explains the creation of her and her husband Steve’s garden and orchard:
“I seem to be obsessed with growing everything — including the native plants. We strive to live self sustainably on our little farm. We have always grown a lot of fruit trees, berries, and vegetables, but in the last ten years or so, my husband has focused on growing new varieties in his orchard. We are both enjoying growing and creating our garden in our retirement years!”
Tickets for the tour contain a map with directions to each of the gardens, and directional signs will help guide you.
Tickets are $15 and are available in Raymond at Dennis Company Ace in Raymond and Elma; Marshall’s Garden & Pet in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug & Gifts in Hoquiam, Valu Drug in Montesano and Galway Bay and Flying Cats Gift Shoppe in Ocean Shores.