Highline Garden Tour to Focus on Rain Gardens & More Saturday, June 9

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The Highline Garden Tour will focus on rain gardens in Seahurst, as well as plein air artists and much more from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.

The self-guided tour will cover Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park, and will also include a plant sale at the Highline-SeaTac Botanical Garden.

“A special feature of the tour this year will be the chance to talk in-depth with the Seahurst neighbors who recently joined forces to install a cluster of rain gardens up and down their street,” reads an announcement. “They did this under the auspices of 12,000 Rain Gardens, a region-wide campaign that is working to reduce polluted stormwater run-off into Puget Sound and other local waterways. Spearheaded by Washington State University Extension and the non-profit conservation organization Stewardship Partners, the campaign hopes to install 12,000 rain gardens throughout the Puget Sound region by 2016.”

Ticket holders on the self-guided Highline Garden Tour also will encounter plein air artists at work in many of the gardens, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the private garden of popular local ceramic artist Dana Lasswell and to purchase her works.

Other tour features include a plant sale at the Highline-SeaTac Botanical Garden, discount coupons for a grab-and-go lunch special at Grand Central Bakery and for beverages at The Bean, and a drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Herr Backyard Garden Center.

Tickets are $15 each, or $12 each for groups of four or more. On the day of the tour cost is $18 per ticket.

Tickets may be purchased at:

  • Herr Backyard Garden Center, 107 SW 160th Street, Burien
  • Burien Bark, 13258 1st Avenue S, Burien
  • Sterling Savings Bank, 224 SW 152nd Street, Burien
  • Call 206-241-5786

For more information, visit the Highline Historical Society website: www.highlinehistory.org.

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One Response to “Highline Garden Tour to Focus on Rain Gardens & More Saturday, June 9”
  1. Stephen Lamphear says:

    EVERY garden tour is an opportunity to learn, soak in the natural world, meet like-minded people, share ideas/interests. Sometimes you learn what NOT to do — very valuable!

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