Tickets now on sale for the Saturday, June 14 Highline Garden Tour


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Tired of mowing the lawn in his backyard, Dennis Baar installed a creek bed in its place. His garden will be on the Highline Garden Tour this year.

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Carol Lee Harrison relaxes in front of a garden trellis she built herself. Her garden will be on the Highline Garden Tour.

“Beyond lawns” could be the catch phrase for the 2014 Highline Garden Tour – set for Saturday, June 14 – with featured gardens in Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park this year all demonstrating ingenious alternatives to lawns, from creek beds to raised beds, from xeriscapes to forested hillsides.

This popular annual event takes place on Saturday, June 14, and tickets are now on sale.

The self-guided tour includes artists and musicians in the gardens, plant sales, and information on creating successful wildlife habitat.

Discount coupons and other specials are being provided by tour sponsors including Wild Birds Unlimited, Burien Bark, The Bean, Start Fresh Bakery, Normandy Park Market, Pabla Punjabi Palace Restaurant, and Rain City Sewer and Plumbing. Additional support comes from John L. Scott realtor Susan Plecko.

If you are a member of the Highline Historical Society, show your membership card and buy your Highline Garden Tour ticket for $8. Only memberships are accepted, not Admit One coupons. Otherwise, advance tickets for the tour are $15 in advance, with group rates of $12 per person if bought in groups of four or more. Non-member tickets will be $18 on the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Wild Birds Unlimited, 15858 1st Avenue S, #106; Burien Bark, 13258 1st Avenue S; and Umpqua Bank (formerly Sterling Bank) 224 SW 152nd — all in Burien.

Tickets also can be purchased by calling 206-241-5786.

For more information about the Highline Garden Tour and about the Highline Historical Society, visit www.highlinehistory.org.

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