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New Meetup: Exploring Natural Connections – PRIVATE Dunn Gardens in Seattle

From: WoMN
Sent on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:07 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sunshine Grove - Where everything is fun!!

What: Exploring Natural Connections ? PRIVATE Dunn Gardens in Seattle

When: Saturday, September 4,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $20.00 per person

Where: Dunn Gardens
13533 Northshire Rd NW,
Seattle, WA 98177

Exploring Natural Connections ? PRIVATE Dunn Gardens in Seattle

You are invited to come with me, a Master Herbalist Intern & WSU Master Gardener intern and a Dunn Garden docent for an informational one and a half guided tour that will leave you wanting to come back time and time again!

As the narrow drive to Dunn Gardens winds through towering Douglas firs, suburban Seattle recedes, and the pace slows down. Plants in the gardens range from diminutive trilliums, no more than an inch tall, to Douglas firs towering more than 150 feet in the air. New and old intermingle, as plants dating back to the 1910s coexist happily with those just set into the soil. Woodland gardens, perennial borders, and great sweeps of lawn are just a few of the elements that make up the garden. Month by month, year by year, the garden grows and changes, while its historic quality endures.

The E.B. Dunn Historic Garden Trust is dedicated to conserving historically significant gardens in the Northwest. Specific purposes of the Garden Trust include: conservation of the Dunn Gardens for use and enjoyment of the public; conservation of other historically or horticulturally significant gardens in the Northwest; and public education about the history, horticulture, restoration and preservation of gardens in the Northwest.

Sat September 4th
Time: Tour begins at 10 am and runs to 11:30
Meetup: We will decide on a time and meeting place to carpool from as soon as we close the RSVP?s.
Tour RSVP?s: We can ONLY take ten people so RSVP asap. And PLEASE DO NOT RSVP if you are a maybe as that takes a spot from someone that would like to attend.
Cost: $20.00 Payable by cash or check upon meeting at our carpool designation or the gardens. **Carpooling is highly recommended***

The gardens are located approximately 10 miles north of downtown Seattle.

From I-5 North or South:
Take Exit 175 - NE 145th Street (2 exits north of Northgate)
** Go WEST on NE 145th (if coming from the south, turn left; if from the north, turn right); continue across Highway 99 /Aurora Ave and Greenwood Ave N, then you will see the Seattle Golf Course on your right; continue on 145th until you get to a stop sign at 3rd Ave NW
Turn LEFT on 3rd Ave NW
Turn RIGHT on NW 137th
Turn LEFT on Northshire Rd NW, which is the second street on the left
Go past three houses on right, then turn RIGHT into our entrance marked by two brick pillars with an open white gate
Keep LEFT at the first fork, following the small green signs, LEFT at the second fork, then take the next RIGHT which loops in front of our grey two-story cottage.
Drive past the front door and garage and take a LEFT into the parking lot.

13533 Northshire Rd NW, Seattle, WA 98177

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