2014 Petals & Pathways Garden Tour
Garden #1 is a city gem. This garden was featured in the 2005 garden tour, and has matured in the intervening nine years into lush and colorful landscaping. This garden makes extensive use of boulders and rockeries with plantings of conifers, rhododendrons, azaleas, clematis and dahlias. There are several ponds that merge into streambeds and cascade down into a lower feature pond. The garden is enhanced by a sweeping view from Vancouver Island to Mount Baker.
Garden #2, called Heron Terrace, is a panoramic hillside garden with nearly 1 acre of terraced landscaping. The home is at 750 feet elevation, with magnificent Strait and mountain views. The informal front yard features a landscape of mixed ground covers and a vineyard with nearly 100 producing vines. There is also large formal garden with trimmed hedges and 32 hybrid roses adjacent to a large collection of rhododendrons. There is much more to see here as well.
Garden #3 is truly a garden of transformation and renewal. Seven years ago the 2-plus acre property consisted primarily of harvested forestland and a logging road. Vegetation was removed to make way for native trees and shrubs, edibles and woodland paths. Conservation District seedlings provided evergreens, vine maples, dogwoods, Nootka roses, ninebark, serviceberry, salmonberry and cotoneaster, among others. Ecologically sound practices help to protect Bagley Creek which runs along the ravine behind the house.
Garden #4 is a scene of mountain majesty. The gardens hold a mix of native plants, seasonally colorful shrubs and perennials, and are tucked away in a development created in the middle of native forest. There are planting beds artfully placed around the property, and raised vegetable beds built with black basalt rock which helps warm the soil early in the year and creates and ideal growing ground. The garden in enhanced by the sounds of nearby Bagley Creek, and by stunning mountain views.
Garden #5 is a sanctuary on five acres. There is a custom greenhouse housing a staghorn fern which has been passed down in the family from grandparents. The family has created backyard paths lined with garden art. A huge Gunnera grows on the banks of the Agnew Irrigation Canal, which crosses the property. The trickling water of Siebert Creek is soothing and relaxing as you explore the bird and bee friendly zones. There is a small forest of mature cedars, hemlocks, a giant sequoia and the collection of rare and unusual shade loving plants beneath them.
Garden #6 began six years ago as a completely flat, featureless acre. The new owners began the arduous process of sculpting and planting, and the result is spectacular. The owners have brought in many many loads of cottage stone and soil, and the property now boasts a wide variety of shrubs, perennials and specimen plants in neatly landscaped planting beds. Whimsical birdhouses stand guard over an orchard of plums, pears and berries. Remember to look at the cheerful yard art nestled among the foliage it will surprise and delight you.
Garden #7 began as a 2 acre empty lot eight years ago, and the new owners began to transform it into a garden even before they began work on their home. There is now a great collection of artwork scattered throughout the gardens, which include meandering paths that lead to beautiful secluded nooks and alcoves. This garden in enhanced by a variety of fruit trees, many birdbaths, and colorful inlaid stepping stones created by the owner.
Seven gardens (will call tickets can be picked up at the first garden) (View)
525 East Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362
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