Get ready for an annual summer treat! The Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park Tour is on June 15th, and it promises to be one of the best ever. Not only are there 5 gorgeous gardens to tour, you will hear musicians, see artists in action, and get expert advice from Master Gardeners in each location. We can’t tell you much about the individual gardens – they are, after all, secret until the day of the event. But we can promise a wide range of designs, a stunning array of plants, and some whimsical art to delight your imagination.
But wait, it’s not just a tour. Back at the Town Center, you can shop for plants and garden art from 9 am to 4 pm. The always informative and entertaining Ciscoe Morris broadcasts from 10 am to noon, and then does a potting demonstration after he signs off. You get to ask Ciscoe your most pressing questions, maybe even get a recipe for Brussels Sprouts.
This is a lovely event, and one that benefits the community as well. Every year, the Tour supports 4 organizations: Friends of Third Place Commons, the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, the Lake Forest Park Garden Club, and the Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation. Additional proceeds are invested in public art. Two years ago, the planning committee gifted the City of Lake Forest Park with a sculpture by artist Rodger Squirrel. 5 x 5 stands near City Hall, just off the intersection of Ballinger and Bothell Ways, a testament to the success of the tour, and the generous sponsors and thousands of ticket buyers over the past years.
If you have participated in the Garden Tour before, you know how much fun it is to experience some of the most beautiful gardens in the area. If you have been curious but never before purchased a ticket, this is the year! Pre-sale tickets are a great deal at just $12 each. Visit the Garden Tour website to purchase tickets online, or find a list of outlets. And if you like our Facebook page, you will get daily updates. We promise you a wonderful day, and the great feeling that comes with knowing you are supporting the community.