2017 Orcas Island Garden Tour
Orcas Island Garden Tour Ticket: $20
For sale at:
Smith & Speed Mercantile
Crow Valley Pottery
Maps available with ticket purchase
Purchase tickets at any of the gardens ON TOUR DAYS
Proceeds from the Garden Tour support monthly Garden Club programs and grants to the community for activities that support our mission.
ORCAS ISLAND GARDEN TOUR 2017
SATURDAY & SUNDAY JUNE 24 & 25 11:00 - 5:00
A BRUCE & MARTY COFFEY GARDEN
Bruce and Marty Coffey’s family compound at the entrance to Grindstone Harbor offers five whimsical cottages and their surrounding gardens that echo the color, creativity, and warmth of artist Carl Larsson’s artistic vision. Pathways lead you under native firs, through charming gardens of exuberant perennial and annual flowers, across a lawn to a historical orchard and raised-bed vegetable gardens with a lovely waterfront setting as magical as the gardens.
B TOM & LINDA HARRIS GARDEN
On a rocky outcropping above Spring Point, with a territorial view to the west, the Harris garden uses rock as the sculptural base for a remarkable collection of mosses, succulents, grasses, and dwarf deciduous and coniferous trees. Beautiful Asian & Northwest Indian sculptures on and around the timber-frame house complete the artistic vision.
C TAMARA DI CAPRIO GARDEN
On a waterfront setting, the DiCaprio garden combines rocks and rock-garden plants to create an imaginatively playful garden. A rock “waterfall” tumbles down the steep hillside to the water. At its base is a sculptural garden that integrates plants, rocks, glass, and windfall limbs from the madrones lining the shoreline.
D MICHAEL & MARIE BRENNAN GARDEN
At the Brennan garden, stone walkways meander through bamboo groves and native willows and offer an expansive view across tranquil fields. Buddha statues abound, including atop a native rock outcropping carpeted with native mosses and mahonia. Explore numerous raised-bed vegetable, flower and fruit gardens inside a fenced garden with a 20x48-foot hoop house and a wisteria-covered dining pergola.
E PATTY MILLER AND RAY CHAVEZ GARDEN
Set at the base of Mt. Entrance & Moran State Park, the Miller/Chavez garden reflects Ray’s love for horses and Patty’s passion for plants. Extensive ornamental, native plant, raised-bed vegetable, water, and fruit gardens climb a terraced hill behind the barn-red farmhouse and stables. From the front door, your gaze settles on grazing horses in pastures framed by deep coniferous forest.