Georgetown Garden Walk 2011

July 13, 2011

This past weekend's Georgetown Garden Walk

Summer gardens are flourishing, and communities often host Garden Walks to showcase their gardens.  I’ve never attended a Garden Walk event, so I made it a point to check out this year’s walk in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.  Georgetown is perhaps better known as an industrial and warehouse district, but there are a few residential streets and pockets of houses nestled among the businesses in the area.  Armed with a map of the participating gardens, my friend Carol and I set off to explore the neighborhood.  Here are some photos:

A private cafe table and chairs

Lovely arched arbor between a front and back yard

I loved the color of this ground cover plant

Hubcaps edge these borders. These gardeners also used old bowling balls to line the edges of some garden patches.

Floating four-leaf clover at Oasis Water Gardens

Old-fashioned hollyhocks

The most unusual flower I saw on the Georgetown Garden Walk -- passiflora, or passion flower

Giant Cowboy Hat 'n' Boots, Oxbow Park, Georgetown

My favorite garden: Jon B Dove's garden has a garden house, a perfect retreat!

Dove garden house, Georgetown Garden Walk

Interior of Dove's garden house

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4 Responses to “Georgetown Garden Walk 2011”

  1. Shirley Mord Says:

    Wonderful garden house, love the colors and feeling of comfort.

  2. Amy Says:

    My father’s office (he was VP of logistics for a transportation/trucking company) was on Corson Avenue right next to the Hat ‘n’ Boots when it was a working gas station. One of the highlights of my childhood was going to work with dad on a Saturday morning and getting to “go pee” in the women’s boot! I just love that the grassroots community worked for years to restore the Hat ‘n’ Boots. Last time I visited the park, only the boots had been restored. I have a wood block print by Lockwood Dennis of the H ‘n’ B – this Seattle artifact is obviously a great childhood memory for me! As always, thanks for sharing.

  3. gale Says:

    thanks for posting this! Isn’t gton grand!


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