Sneak a Peek at Nine Gardens

The annual Association of Northwest Landscape Designers (ANLD) garden tour is Saturday, July 10, 10am-4pm, and you don’t want to miss it! Visit www.anld.com/GardenTour.asp for details on where to buy tickets. It’s definitely worth the $20 price, and the funds support scholarships for landscape design students. Gardens are in Northeast and North Portland and east Vancouver (with easy access from I-5 and I-205).

You’ll see gardens designed—and in many cases, owned by—local garden designers. See what they’ve done with small urban lots and a few larger spaces. Natives are used extensively in several of the gardens. If you’re interested in veggie gardens, you’ll find several that will inspire you. Or if it’s intriguing plant combinations or ideas for stone work and pathways, you’ll find that, too. Each garden features artwork by a local artist who will be on hand to tell you about their work (pieces are for sale).

These gardens offer a place to relax and enjoy the talents of the designers, homeowners and artists…and to find a lot of inspiration.